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
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
Flesh And Blood201899Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
90
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / 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
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
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
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Horde201611Action / Gore
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
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller

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