After five films that managed to be underwhelming, to say the least, the Resident Evil film franchise went into stagnation. There was an era when we thought that Resident Evil: Retribution was going to be the final film in the franchise, that nothing else was going to pop out randomly and keep the momentum going.
Unfortunately, the general public and critics were wrong, because director Paul W. S. Anderson and Sony Pictures Entertainment thought that there was more to tell. now, well that may be true or not, a brand-new film in the franchise was released and dubbed as the very final chapter of the franchise. It was actually true. That was more or less true because the film that was released in 2021 – Resident Evil: Welcome to the Raccoon City – was a reboot of the series.
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The Movie Review
The film continues the long-running tradition of the Umbrella Corporation once again returning and finding new ways to continue the T Virus outbreak. At this point though, most of the threats that Alice, our protagonist, was facing are gone. So, the story continues with a brand-new set of characters and villains, along with a new scheme to bring the apocalypse back live.
Alice wakes up after surviving the apocalypse, only to find out that the umbrella corporation has strived into a new direction and is now funding a deadlier strain of the T Virus than ever before.
Personally, I think that this is a better film than the rest of the films in the franchise for the past three entries. The first one was great, a fun-filled action ride that gave a lot of content that was never seen before. Everything afterward though, was a steady decline in quality and ensured that this franchise was a dead one. However, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter turned out to be much better than expected.
This film also does what Resident Evil: Retribution did, it capitalized on the action set pieces and the gigantic stunt crew that was there on set. It also saw a bigger budget than any of the films before, so the CGI in VFX could truly be a refreshing form of entertainment. However, despite the bigger budget, this film suffers from bad CGI and honestly mid-tier visual effects work.
Back to itself is great though, as this type of choreography and action choreography is just as good as it was in every other film in this franchise.
Performances aren’t great though, and the actors are genuinely not interested in this film. It is visible through boring and slow, monotone discussions that take place in the central moments. Milla Jovovich is once again tired of these films. The remaining cast of Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, and Ruby Rose is honestly horrible in this film.
Nobody expected an Oscar-level performance here, but this low quality in the acting department was truly surprising.
Visually speaking, this is a film that looks much better than the rest period it seems that they worked out the cinematography kinks, and bringing a fresh set of eyes truly helped here. Glen MacPherson does bring an improved quality to the lighting, camera work, and even the color grading period though the cinematography is barely utilized in the action sequences, which look just as can be as they did in the other films in this franchise.
The music also sees a decent improvement, Paul Helsinger he’s great at his craft and creates a soundtrack that fits the tone of this film. It is campy, it is corny and it works just right for the action sequences that demand a soundtrack that fits those criteria.
All in all, this is a film worth watching only for the action sequences. There is nothing else to take away from this project, aside from the fun and entertaining action sequences that make it a delicious romp for this cinema goers. aside from that, it suffers from every single mistake that the previous films in the franchise made, only with much better execution.
- Fun action sequences
- Better execution, decent cinematography and color grading
- A much better soundtrack than before
- Horrible acting once again, the actors are monotone and tired
- terrible pacing issues, as well as bland character development
- The story is a bore and honestly unnecessary