Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Poster


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  • Following the Umbrella attack, led by Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), on the survivors on the Arcadia (in Resident Evil: Afterlife), Alice (Milla Jovovich) awakens to find that she has been transported to an underwater Umbrella facility in the Arctic Circle and learns that Umbrella CEO Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts) and top agent Ada Wong (Bingbing Li) are no longer allied with Umbrella and have sent a team, including Leon S Kennedy (Johann Urb), Barry Burton (Kevin Durand), and Luther West (Boris Kodjoe), to help Alice escape. However, the Red Queen (Megan Charpentier) is now in control of Umbrella and sends Jill and an evil clone of Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez) after them. Things get even more complicated when a clone of Alice's deaf daughter Becky (Aryana Engineer) is added to the mix. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Resident Evil: Retribution marks the fifth installment in the franchise. The four predecessors include Resident Evil (2002) (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) (2007), and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) (2010). The sixth movie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), was released in late 2016. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The Red Queen was disabled at the end of Resident Evil. She is mentioned again in Extinction; Alice tells the artificially-intelligent White Queen that her sister computer became homicidal. Some viewers believe that the Red Queen was re-enabled after Wesker betrayed the Umbrella corporation aboard the Arcadia and attempted to eat them to gain control over the T-virus at the end of Afterlife. Jill Valentine, who had been captured and placed under mind control by the Red Queen, then led a large detachment Umbrella troops in multiple heavily-armed osprey copters to capture the ship. Furthermore, Valentine is being controlled through the same kind of device as Claire Redfield was at the start of Afterlife. The device is linked to the Red Queen as it turns out. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It is never mentioned in the movie. Some fans believed that would be revealed in Resident Evil 6. Along those lines, a clone of Dr. Isaacs could have been and most likely was the one who brought the Red Queen back online. It is also unknown when the Red Queen was re-activated. Some viewers believe the Red Queen was re-enabled at some point in Afterlife, after Wesker betrayed the Umbrella Corporation and tried to eat everyone, but that supposition leaves open the question of who was on the other end of the mind control spider that was attached to Claire Retfield at the beginning of Afterlife, so it is quite possible that the Red Queen was re-enabled between the events of Extinction and Afterlife, while she only really has a presence inside of Umbrella facilities and not the dilapidated outside world in which Afterlife almost entirely takes place. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It is never mentioned in the movie, but she is just a computer-generated representation presumably of Angie Ashford. The Red Queen was disabled in the first movie and re-enabled at some point during the events of Afterlife, so it is likely that she was modeled again. Noticeably she is not presented as hologram this time around but as a screen-bound flat image of a 3D avatar. On the technical side of things: it's possible that the movie's maker, Paul W.S. Anderson, consciously decided to alter the Red Queen's portrayal as he would go on to do exactly that, one more time, for The Final Chapter; or perhaps somehow for some reason, the studio did not retain the likeness rights of the original actress who of course had long since physically outgrown the role. Regardless, being that the Red Queen is a piece of software, it's likely that there are various versions of her. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In Resident Evil, it is stated that the Artificial Intelligence killed everybody to prevent the T-virus from escaping. Then a team was sent to know what was going on, and the computer activated defense systems to prevent an outbreak. In Extinction, the White Queen said to Alice that the Red Queen was following the most logical path to preserve life—"kill a few, save a lot". In Retribution, it is mentioned by Albert Wesker that the Red Queen is trying to extinguish all life forms, but it is never mentioned why. In his rivalry with the Red Queen in the process of fighting for control over the Umbrella corporation's affairs, most likely he straight-up lied to manipulate Alice. At the very least, using his limited knowledge, he expressed his opinion of the Red Queen. Otherwise, it is likely that the Red Queen's motives, also impacted by her limited knowledge, are part of the same logic as in Resident Evil—if all life is vanished then so is the T-virus. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In Extinction, it is mentioned that the survivors from Apocalypse were dispersed after the outbreak. Alice left them because she was dangerous to them. In Retribution, there is only mention of Jill being captured and brainwashed by Umbrella. It is likely that she was fooled in the same way that survivors from the Arcadia were fooled, because she has the same mind control device as Claire Redfield and the others. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Since Apocalypse, the movies have left Angie's whereabouts or fate unspecified. It is only mentioned in Extinction that the team she was with was dispersed after the outbreak. However, the novelization of Extinction explains that she was killed by Alice, while Alice was being controlled by the Umbrella Corporation in Detroit. The lack of an onscreen explanation has left viewers confused, since she was an important character because her father was the among those who invented the T-virus in order to heal her from some disease perhaps the same thing that rendered her father wheelchair-bound. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • There is a scene where Ada and Alice meet. Ada tries to explain who she is, and Alice interrupts her: "Ada Wong. Operative for the Umbrella Corporation, one of Albert Wesker's top agents. I know exactly who and what you are". They have never met in the previous movies but, as Alice is an ex Umbrella soldier who used to protect the entrance to the Hive, it is likely that she had information about other agents and soldiers. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The Umbrella Corporation was trying to understand how to control the biohazard. That is why they built the prime test facility in Russia. In Raccoon City, they even sent Nemesis to fight against Alice as it was the perfect moment to test the biohazard in the real world. It is likely that there was only a minimal defense systems in The Hive, as it was a scientific underground laboratory not a military installation. That may be why the Red Queen was trying to avoid spreading the virus there. Matt, Alice and Lisa wanted to make public the intentions of the Umbrella Corporation of selling the T-virus to the bio war. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Alice, Becky, Leon, and Luther escape the underwater facility and make it out onto the Arctic ice. Suddenly, the ice begins to crack under their vehicle, and an Umbrella submarine pokes through the surface. A door opens, and Jill, the "bad" Rain, and a handcuffed Ada emerge. In front of them, Rain injects herself with the Las Plagas parasite in order to gain extra strengths. Jill and Rain then attack, Alice, Lyon, and Luther. Red Queen orders Jill to terminate Project Alice but, just as she is about to kill her, Alice pulls the red scarab from Jill's chest, releasing her from Red Queen control. Rain kills Luther, and Alice kills Rain by shooting the ice under her feet, causing her to fall into the water where the Las Plagas zombies descend upon her. Alice, Leon, Becky, Ada, and Jill, her memory now restored, are picked up in a helicopter and flown to a heavily-barricade White House, where Wesker has set up headquarters. The minute Alice walks into his office, Wesker rushes over and injects her with the T-virus, restoring her former powers and telling her that she is the ultimate weapon in the fight against the Red Queen's determination to destroy all life on Earth. In the final scene, Wesker, Alice, Leon, Jill, and Ada stand on the roof of the White House, looking out over Wesker's forces as they fight to keep hordes of zombies outside the gates. "This is humanity's last stand...the beginning of the end," says Wesker. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • No, after the credits start rolling, the movie is over. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It is never mentioned in the movie. However, there are clues that might indicate that she is a clone throughout the franchise. In Retribution, it is said that the Umbrella Corporation has made many simulations and recreations of outbreaks. It is likely that the Alice of the first movie is a clone put in the Hive to protect the entrance because in Extinction there are other clones of her being tested in a simulation environment very similar to The Hive and even with the same clothes. At the end of Apocalypse, Alice is killed by a pipe and burned in a Helicopter crash. Then an Umbrella's medical team arrives and takes the body to the Detroit facility where it is not clear if she came back to life because the virus has healed her or if she was cloned, however it is likely that she was cloned because, she was kept in a liquid environment and she couldn't remember anything at first just like the clones from Extinction. The memories are imprinted in the clones, as mentioned in Retribution, but some of it might come back as flashbacks because it is said that the clones are connected in some way. In Extinction, every time a clone dies, the "Original Project Alice" has some kind of reaction, and at the end when she stares at the picture of her wedding, (just like in the first Resident Evil) she gets attacked by the Tyrant. In Retribution, where one of the Suburbia clones awakens, it seems she has memories from all the past events. The last clues are presented when Ada Wong telling Alice about the clones. She said that Alice was one of the 50 basic models in testing environments in which she might be a businesswoman, a housewife or a soldier working for Umbrella. In Retribution's clone factory, Alice looks very similar to the clones. Every time that Alice awakes in Umbrella's installations, clone or original, the scar on her shoulder seems to be fresh. Further insight is provided in the sequel, The Final Chapter. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Ada was supposed to use her favorite firearm Blacktail, a Springfield Armory XD pistol, from the Resident Evil 4 game. In this film, however, she uses a Glock 17. Leon was supposed to use his favorite firearm Silver Ghost, a Heckler & Koch USP pistol. In this film, however, he uses a Para-Ordnance P14 Limited. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • Of the 21st century's first three Resident Evil games, the voice actors who didn't reprise their roles were Paul Haddad (remake), Paul Mercier (RE4, Degeneration, The Darkside Chronicle), Christian Lanz (Operation Raccoon City), and Matthew Mercer (RE6, Damnation). They played Leon Scott Kennedy and were all replaced by Johann Urb. Jensen Ackles was considered for the role of Leon. Richard Waugh (Code: Veronica X, REØ, RE4), Peter Jessop (remake), D.C. Douglas (The Umbrella Chronicles, RE5, TDC) played as Albert Wesker and were all replaced by Jason O'Mara (Extinction) who was later replaced by Shawn Roberts (Afterlife, Retribution, The Final Chapter). Barry Gjerde (original), Ed Smaron (remake), Jamieson Price (RE5) played as Barry Burton and were all replaced by Kevin Durand. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • It appears that there are four homages: (1) the simulated U.S. neighborhood scene from Dawn of the Dead (2004) (2004), (2) Alice and Becky hiding in the house's bedroom closet from Halloween (1978) (1978), (3) Alice rides the industrial elevator up to rescue Becky as in Aliens (1986) (1986), and (4) Leon looking through binoculars for a way into a facility that looks very similar to the shield generators in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Edit (Coming Soon)

  • While Alice searches for the Licker to rescue Becky, who is presumably still alive, Leon, Luther, and Barry are attacked by the Umbrella forces. If all three of them ride the elevator, the Umbrella soldiers will easily navigate the hallway and the strike team will be instantly killed. As Barry stays in the hallway, this will delay Umbrella's advances against the strike team. Plus, he had already been wounded by the Licker, in all probability, he could have been infected. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • In Resident Evil: Afterlife, Claire's scarab device is removed after Alice knocks her down unconscious. At the Arcadia, K-Mart's scarab device is removed while she is awake. In Resident Evil: Retribution, Jill, under the device's control, is about to kill Alice. Alice removes it from Jill's chest, and she eventually destroys it. Jill retains her memory and helps Alice to kill the "evil" Rain clone. Apparently, there are two kinds of scarab devices. In Afterlife, a drug is injected and seems to cause memory loss, while the Retribution device contains several chipsets and looks more like a gadget than a drug injector. Edit (Coming Soon)


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