The long awaited new episode for the Resident Evil film saga is finally here. And this is a special moment, not only because many voices say this is by far one of the best movies of the franchise, but also because probably this is going to be the last one. Or, at least, it might be with the classic tandem formed by actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson, we all know how merciless are the movie studios latelly rebooting films and franchises that were suposed to stay closed.
Again, like mostly all of the films in the series, this new episode is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, one of the most underrated science fiction directors of the last generations. And, as couldn’t be different, Milla Jovovich is in the boots of the franchise main character Alice. The two of them, a couple both in the movies and in real life (I know, it’s irrelevant, but I have big sympathy for them so…), get surrounded by an interesting lineup of actors, some playing classic characters, some new ones. Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ruby Rose, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Rola, Fraser James and many others complete the cast.
So after many adventures, I guess we will see the conclussion of Resident Evil. This is the sixth film of the series that started early this new century with Resident Evil (2002). The film got a great recieving both by the audience and the critics, and confirmed Milla Jovovich to the status of action superstar. Soon it had a sequel, Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), by far the worst film of the franchise. And when we thought it was going to reach a painful bottom of the well, like many other times happened, a great surprise came in the form of Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), which is pretty much a very well done zombie survival flick with the supernatural and futuristic touch of the saga. Directed by veteran Russell Mulcahy, mastermind of other great supernatural films like Highlander (1986), this third installment brought the interest back to the series and won a big amount of new followers. With Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), the fourth episode, Paul W.S. Anderson was back to the directors chair. This time the formula didn’t work so well, the ideas didn’t flow so fresh. But at least the action was intense and the hardcore fans were pleased. The same happened with Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), which also had the good surprise of bringing back one of the coolest characters from the first film, the soldier Rain, played again by Michelle Rodriguez.
So, what will we find in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)? This weekend the curtain will draw. Oh, I am already so excited to see the film as I am writing these lines. So to warm up the engines, here we have the official trailer of the film:
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