ZOMBIE MOVIES – Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution kicks off pretty much exactly where Resident Evil: Afterlife ended. Alice is on the cargo ship, at least for ten seconds. Then we jump to a weird “home” scene where Alice has a kid, and is forced to flee a zombie horde.

The opening feels very disjointed, as it is apparently resetting the timeline. Alice doesn’t seem to remember who she is, or anything that happened in the past – but at this point I’m not sure if its real, a memory, or some dream?

Well, it turns out it wasn’t real, and it takes up the first 15 to 16 minutes of a 95 minute movie. So a big chunk of the movie is basically a false start and it felt like it was there just to add length.

When Alice wakes up from her dream she’s in an Umbrella facility, at least until the mainframe reboots and she’s let loose. The problem I have with these types of false starts is that it creates a half second of doubt for me that the next part of the movie is just going to do the same thing again.

Obviously, the further into the movie you get, the less likely that gets, but who knows? Right?

The movie really starts about 30 minutes in. Alice has been captured and is in an umbrella testing simulator. It gives the movie tons of options, as the simulator can basically make anything else happen. A lot of logical details are skilled, like if it is a simulator, how can the monsters kill you?

Okay, so later on you do see that apparently all the monsters are clones? It didn’t really help the movie though. Whoever green lighted this movie forgot that this was a movie that was supposed to center around the T Virus and undead zombies. Yes, there were some, but the focus was on the plot about Alice and the kid – which would have been fine if the number of zombies had been multiplied by about a thousand.

Where this movie ends is where it should have started, and I’m hoping that the next, and last film (currently) doesn’t fall for the “kill the boss, kill all the bad guys” trope.

As it was, this was a movie best saved for a Rainy Day, as it scored a middling 61/100.

Resident Evil movies in Order:

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
Flesh And Blood201899Shorts
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Cooties201489Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula 202084Action / Infection
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Infection201979Action / Infection
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Alone202073Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Remains201172Action / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
The Army of the Dead202171Action / Infection
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
Witness Infection202171Comedy / Action
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Blood Quantum201968Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse201567Comedy / Action
How To Kill A Zombie201466Action / Comedy
Cargo201766Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Road Wars201550Action / Infection
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Infected201945Shorts
Block Z202044Action / Infection
The Dead Don't Die201943Spoof / Drama
Strain 100202042Action / Infection
When the Fever Breaks201941Suspense / Infection
Before Dawn201341Drama / Action
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Zombie Undead201040Action / Infection
Dead Before Down201239Horror / Supernatural
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
Dead Trigger201735Action / Infection
Deadlocked202035Action / Infection
Zombie Diaries 2201135Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
By Day's End202031Suspense / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Anger Of The Dead201525Action / Infection
The Last Hope201724Action / Infection
The Day of the Living Dead201423Drama / Detective
Zombie Road201822Shorts
Zombie Wars200721Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Living Dead202018Horror / Drama
Zone of the Dead200917Action / Infection
Killer Weekend201816Comedy / Not Zombies
G Zombie202115Drama / Infection
Quarantine L.A.201314Action / Infection
Driven202013Drama / Suspense
The Hive201412Demonic Possession / Horror
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Pandemic20091Drama / Action
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Afflicted20130Drama / Infection

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