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Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

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Paul W.S. Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Alice
Sienna Guillory ... Jill Valentine
Michelle Rodriguez ... Rain
Aryana Engineer ... Becky
Bingbing Li ... Ada Wong
Boris Kodjoe ... Luther West
Johann Urb ... Leon S. Kennedy
Robin Kasyanov ... Sergei
Kevin Durand ... Barry Burton
Ofilio Portillo ... Tony
Oded Fehr ... Todd / Carlos
Colin Salmon ... One
Shawn Roberts ... Albert Wesker
Toshio Oki Toshio Oki ... Japanese Policeman
Takato Yamashita Takato Yamashita ... Japanese Businessman
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Storyline

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The ultimate battle begins See more »


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Rated R for sequences of strong violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Las Plagas is a parasite in the video games (first seen in Resident Evil 4 (2005)) that takes behavioral control of the host it infects. The infected humans do not become zombies and retain their normal appearance. However, its depiction in the film is different, since in the games it doesn't typically grant immunity to injuries. There is one exception though, a type of enemy called the Regenerador that has multiple parasites implanted; it can quickly heal and regenerate, but it looks only vaguely human in the games. See more »

Goofs

In Resident Evil: Afterlife J-Pop Girl is shown wearing high heels and she also has a purse around her body. But in Retribution when she is fighting Alice her purse disappears and she has no high heels or shoes on at all. However, it is nowhere implied that the recreation had to be an exact copy. See more »

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Alice: My name is Alice. I worked for the Umbrella Corporation, the largest and most powerful commercial entity in the world. I was head of security at a secret high-tech facility called the Hive, a giant underground laboratory developing experimental, viral weaponry. There was an incident. A virus escaped. A lot of people died. The trouble was, they didn't stay dead. The computer that controlled the Hive was a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence: the Red Queen. The Red Queen ...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits sequence, those who are portraying characters from the video-game series, have their roles listed alongside their names. Everyone else (i.e. Milla Jovovich and co.) simply have their names listed. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

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Written by Bassnectar and Chino Moreno
Performed by Bassnectar feat. Chino Moreno
Vocals engineered by Steve Olmon at Southpaw Studios
Mastered by Seth Drake @ Amorphous Music Studios
©Amorphous Music 2012
[end credits song]
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Fifth sequel with nonstop action , violent combats and spectacular images by computer generator
20 July 2013 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich is the only actor to appear in all five films) , awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex . Again Alice fights alongside a resistance movement (Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb , Kevin Durand , Robin Kasyanov) in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead . Meanwhile , Alice rescues her daughter Becky (Aryana Engineer , this role was not originally to be hearing-impaired, but after an outstanding audition, the role was given to Engineer) from starving zombies . Alice along with the valiant group rush to The Hive, where The Red Queen plots total destruction over the human race .

Fifth spectacular , action-packed and thrilling installment of the ¨Resident Evil series¨ , adapted from the video games characters produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi . Yet another noisy film rendered from a video game which never gets as eerie as a Zombie picture should . Unstopped-action gore-feast that provides for high-octane escapist entertainment with some eye-catching visuals and pulsing soundtrack by Tomandandy . This exciting picture contains thrills , chills , action-filled with fierce combats and lots of gore and guts . The horror and action moments are fast moving and compactly realized , being the first movie of the series not to feature undead dogs . This sequel takes more , more approach , more fights , more blood and gore . The creepy images of wide range from the genuinely fantastic to the bizarre along with scary and amazing frames . It's predictable but we have seen the previous chapters , as there are 3 scenes from ¨Resident Evil : Afterlife¨ that were reused in this movie , but also its predictability is redeemed in part by the charismatic acting from the action-women , as Milla Jovovich , Michelle Rodriguez , Sienna Guillory and Bingbing Li . The flesh-eating mutants appearance deliver the goods , plenty of screams , shocks and tension . The make-up assistants create a truly horrible zombie cannibals and state-of-art FX won the Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Visual Effects . Horrifying and astonishing images about apocalyptic events with destroyed cities, such as the fantastic scenarios in Washington totally inhabited by flesh-munchies creatures and White House surrounded by millions of zombies . Cool , luminous cinematography using Steadicam by Glen MacPherson and haunting , pulsing Techno-musical score by Tomandandy ; during the car chase with the Zombie Russian army the music playing is called 'Phantom Chase' , this references music from the original Bio Hazard video game. The motion picture was professionally directed with startling visual style , though with no originality , by Paul W Anderson.

The complete saga is formed by the following films : ¨Resident evil¨ by Paul W Anderson with Milla , Eric Mabius , Michelle Rodriguez , James Purefoy , Colin Salmon ; this is the best , dealing with a group of containment specialists are sent in and have to fight employees who have been contaminated , while A.I. computer instigates a series of defensive measures to contain the virus . It's followed by ¨Resident evil II : Apocalypse¨ by Alexander Witt with Jared Harris , Iain Glen , Oded Fehr , Sienna Guillory . Furthermore , ¨Resident evil III¨ by Russell Mulcahy with Ali Larter, Ashanti , Mike Epps , Oded Fehr and of course Milla Jovovich and ¨Resident Evil : Afterlife¨ by Paul W Anderson with usual actors along with Kim Coates , Sergio Peris Mencheta , Boris Kodjoe and Wentworth Miller .


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Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

Klienburg, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,052,227, 16 September 2012

Gross USA:

$42,345,531

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,159,255
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2.39 : 1
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