Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 action, horror, sci-fi movie based on the video game franchise by Capcom. It was directed and written by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich (known for Ultraviolet), Iain Glen, Ali Larter, and Shawn Roberts. It is the sixth and final adaption of the Resident Evil series. It was premiered in Tokyo, Japan on December 13, 2016, and later would get released internationally in January 2017.
The T-virus unleashed by the evil Umbrella Corp. has spread to every corner of the globe, infesting the planet with zombies, demons, and monsters. Alice (Milla Jovovich), a former Umbrella employee turned rogue warrior, joins her friends on a last-chance mission to storm the company's headquarters located deep underneath what used to be Raccoon City. But the Red Queen (Ever Anderson) knows that Alice is coming, and the final battle will determine if the rest of mankind lives or dies.
Why It Sucks
- The camera is extremely shaky and there is no way of telling what is happening.
- Poor editing throughout the film. The amount of jump cuts in this film is absolutely ridiculous, making all the action scenes painful to watch. This also applies to the entire movie overall, for example, a simple scene of a guy slicking his hair for some reason needed two jump cuts.
- There are a lot of plot holes throughout the entire movie which are either explained in the official novel or left completely uncovered.
- A lot of likable characters from the previous films (like Ada Wong, Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, and Chris Redfield) are not mentioned in this film and are completely removed from existence.
- No more trademark slow-motion reversed action scenes that were used to tell the viewers what happened previously.
- Lights are turned on and off for muzzle flashes.
- Overuse of jumpscares.
- Some scenes rip off another way better movies like Mad Max: Fury Road.
- Horrible CGI and horrible green screen effects.
- The soundtrack is forgettable.
- Many of the new characters are generic.
- Horrible story.
- Albert Wesker is the most powerful, dangerous, and magnificent villain in the video game series. In the movie series, however, he constantly tries to become the main threat but fails miserably. Moreover, in this movie, he is upstaged by Isaacs. Even worse, he meets an extremely anti-climatic death by being crushed by Red Queen's door even though he was capable of dodging bullets and regenerating his wounds, including his head being blown off with a shotgun! The screenwriter seemingly forgot about Wesker's powers from the previous movies. What a good character has been wasted!
- The ending is anti-climatic and self-contradictory, only involving Alice stating that her story is not over before leaving for Manhattan.
The movie has a 40% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is higher than the previous Resident Evil movies, which have ratings of around 20%.
Its Metacritic movie score is 49/100.
On IMDb, the movie is currently sitting on a 5.5/10.
Chris Stuckmann gave this movie an F, during his review he mocked the director for having no talent when it comes to making a bad movie like this.
Jeremy Jahns said that this movie should've been called Resident Evil: !%#@ Happens which he then proceeds to giving a "Dog$%#!" rating, which in other words is bad.
Angry Joe gave it a 1/10 rating, he says that he would rather watch Monster Trucks three times, or he would rather watch xXx: The Return of Xander Cage or Ghostbusters (2016) because Ghostbusters is at least watchable. He also says that he not only hates this movie but he also hates the director and that the director is a plain hack.
- This movie has recently got a novelization which bravely attempts to cover some of the plot holes which were in the original film (for example, the fates of Jill, Ada, and Leon, as well as Wesker's inability to recover from Red Queen's attack).
- Shockingly, four crew members were either killed or seriously injured during the making of this film.