Resident Evil: Retribution trailer shows franchise isn't slowing
I think it's time that people really did sit up and take notice of the Resident Evil franchise and how far it's come. Oh sure it's not Citizen Kane or Apocalypse Now, but it certainly has been getting better and better and I have to admit that despite a couple of slightly overcrowded shots, the latest in the franchise is looking damn good.
The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution is teasing us and isn't really throwing us anything on the story other than we're seeing a good few faces return. Could this be the end? Not if the makers have any sense, it feels like they're just getting into it.
Of course there have been a few films already and they've been building solidly on the franchise since the first film, which I still think is rather fun to watch and does well to remind us of the game, but Paul W.S. Anderson has to be given credit for making the franchise its own and still keeping very strong ties to the videogame and its fan base. That and making the films better across the franchise.
I enjoyed the last film, and I know it had flaws but it was one of those films where you can just watch and enjoy, knowing what you're going in for and what you're expecting at the end of it, and being surprised at being given more.
I wasn't walking home contemplating the meanings of the plot or the actions of characters, but I was entertained, and more so than the rest of the films in the franchise.
Could they do the same again and make Resident Evil: Retribution even better? Well the trailer suggests that they're giving it a damn good try.
Here's the blurb for Resident Evil: Retribution:
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), 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. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
Yes it is much more of a teaser, and that is an advert for Sony opening the film, and no there's no Horatio taking off his glasses to say "they're all dead...undead", but it is a nice teaser that pulls together some great shots.