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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

by Ken Tasho
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Thursday May 18, 2017
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Always be weary of a film that claims to be The Final Chapter.

The latest but not greatest film franchise to boast the nail-in-the-coffin phrase belongs to "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter". At least the movie looks tasty in high-definition and Blu-ray collectors should regal in this series release.

I wish I could describe in detail the plot involved with the newest "Resident Evil." Alas, a video game turned into a film has a storyline about as deep as a puddle. The storyline from the prior "Resident Evil: Retribution" gets summed up in the first five minutes and off we run to a muddled story of Alice and her return to The Hive in Raccoon City. Say what?

If you can continue on with this spotty plot, you'll enjoy some eye-popping visuals but sloppy editing that make some scenes painful to watch. But I'm happy to report that actress Milla Jovovich, in the role of Alice which made her famous, still kicks royal butt.

An above-average special features section should also make fans happy. The three featurettes, "Explore the Hive," "The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil," and "Stunts and Weaponry" are behind-the-scenes looks at the film and also discussions with the cast. If you so choose, "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" can also be viewed in "Retaliation Mode." It's here that Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson pop up and chat about extended scenes. A sneak peak at "Resident Evil: Vendetta" is also worth a look, a preview of an upcoming animated film.

There's constant online chatter about a "Resident Evil" TV series. Final Chapter? Yeah, right.



"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"
Blu-ray
$34.99
www.sonypictures.com

Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.


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