While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.
Paul W.S. Anderson
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.Written by
Screen Gems / Constantin
Milla's daughter Ever was originally only supposed to shoot for two days as the young Alicia, with no dialogue. However she was then asked to stand in for the Red Queen simply as a reference for the visual effects but was so good they decided to use her in the actual film. She ultimately had to learn more dialogue than anyone else in the movie. See more »
(at around 1h 30 mins) There is no way that the "real" Isaacs could catch up to Alice and catch the vial of Anti-virus when she drops it. He would have had to be riding the elevator up from the Hive with Alice. See more »
They say that history is written by the victors. This, then, is the history of the Umbrella Corporation, formed by crusading scientist Professor James Marcus. Marcus had a young daughter, Alicia, afflicted with progeria, a progressive, fatal, wasting disease. Progeria caused premature aging. By the time she was 25, Alicia would have the body of a 90-year-old. Marcus was driven to save her, but the odds seemed impossible. And even as he worked desperately to create a cure...
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After the film credits finish rolling, there will be a black screen and the Red Queen's voice saying: "You're all going to die down here". See more »
Right from the beginning the plot is explained to a certain degree and for once somewhat of an idea of whats happening is up for display.
Wish they showed the battle in DC but didn't bother me much and obviously Alice on the road to Raccoon city brings up many crazy cool action scenes. Here the 'choppy' editing will start off, takes a while to grasp but soon comes together.
The acting was on point and had no bland actors from Retribution, the "young and popular" actors and actresses did feel gimmicky at times but Ruby Rose and the doc guy do become quick favorites.
The action never ends, never a dull moment, and it all feels very fast-paced and the action editing works in that favor. Time is passing and soon once in the hive, we get a couple cool scenes and a traitor arc is opened and surprisingly fooled me.
The explanation of the umbrella corporation felt as if Paul just came up with but was good... The whole biblical theme was pretty well done, especially a line towards the end.
Finally, Alice. Oh boy a plot twist awaits. I've spent many times over the years debating whether the Alice we've seen in afterlife and retribution were clones. All our answers are given here and to be honest, it was unexpected. I had anticipated a gag of a twist but it turned out alright. It was satisfying and the emotion brought in added a more humane feeling in the atmosphere (wish this was touched upon more often throughout the franchise.)
Final Verdict: 8/10 : Taking a step away from my fan feelings, this movie is certainly not for everyone. Although it touched me and was entertaining, had witty dialogue and some pretty cool character arcs considering the EXTREMELY short time available.
Pros: Satisfying twist, explanation and ending. Focus was on Alice. Action was out of this world! Finally a cohesive story. (somewhat)
Cons: Gimmicky actors should have NOT replaced the original cast. (Jill, Michelle, etc) Felt as if a lot of character development was missing.
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