Movie Review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Updated: May 28, 2019
What you always wanted! Another Resident Evil film! We both know that was a lie. Especially after the sinking titanic of a film, After life, we all wonder to ourselves what is left to talk about?
Picking up three weeks after the events of the AfterLife, Alice (Milla Jovovich) awakens in the now-ruined White House, after being betrayed once again by Wesker. While searching for survivors, the Red Queen (Ever Gabo Anderson) appears and tells Alice that she must return to the Hive in Raccoon City within 48 hours, where the Umbrella Corporation has developed an airborne antivirus, which will kill every organism infected by the T-virus, before the remainder of humankind is wiped out.
On her way to Raccoon City, Alice is captured by Isaacs, whose clone Alice previously killed, but she manages to escape his convoy. Alice later arrives in the now-destroyed Raccoon City and is captured by a group of survivors, consisting of Doc (Eoin Macken), Abigail (Ruby Rose), Christian (William Levy), Cobalt (Rola), Razor (Fraser James), and Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), who is revealed to be alive after the attack on Arcadia. After learning that a group of armored vehicles and a horde of zombies is coming their way, the group prepares to make their last stand. They manage to defeat the enemy forces, although Cobalt is killed in the process. The group later realizes that a second horde is coming in their direction.
With no defenses left, Alice and the crew decide to get to the Hive entrance, located at the bottom of the atomic bomb crater which destroyed the city. Upon arriving at the Hive, the Red Queen appears again to Alice and explains the reason of her betrayal. The Red Queen, although programmed to never hurt an Umbrella employee, was also programmed to value human life, which is why she enlists Alice's help in order to stop Isaacs.
Ultimately this film, was worse than afterlife. Going back to where it all started was a bad idea. Especially since the actual likelihood that a convenient underground entrance back into the hive was not complete devastated by the blast or rubble. Also, the franchise clearly ran out of steam after extinction but they decided to keep dragging this franchise out. And somehow looping in the Red Queen to become a good guy which ends up being Alice is just ridiculous.
I think what happened was after Extinction, no one else would have funded them without a guarantee number of films which in this case would be 3. And they probably spent the rest of their good ideas on Retribution because Afterlife was just a bore, so they came into the Final Chapter on an empty Tank. Took away the majority of the gore and added a religious fanatic angle and poof, here we are.
Honestly, I am happy that this franchise if now dead in the water. Now only if the video games could get back on track, life would be good. Save your money, download this one.