Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, and Ali Larter
Directed and written by: Paul W.S. Anderson
It’s over! It’s finally over! Good news for some, and bad news for others. Personally, while the stories are usually similar, watching Alice (Milla Jovovich) kick ass never gets old. She does plenty of ass kicking again, but also takes a licking. Regardless, “Resident Evil” fans will be looking for a satisfying ending in this final chapter.
“Resident Evil: Retribution” ended at the beginning of what looked to become an epic battle. Unfortunately, that battle goes unseen as the audience finds Alice in the aftermath of that battle. Wasting no time, she faces off against a couple of creatures who also survived before making her way out of the battleground. She soon finds herself on a mission to get back to The Hive in Raccoon City in order to save the few humans that are still left.
Along the way, she runs into some familiar faces both friend and foe. Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen) gets the first of several shots at Alice accompanied by a huge army of the undead. Of course she escapes, but that doesn't stop Dr. Isaacs from chasing her all the way to Raccoon City. Alice is soon reunited with Claire (Ali Larter), who is hold up in a building with some other survivors. In one of the better scenes, they team up to defend the building against the doctor and undead. Nothing like seeing the mass murder of the undead!
Several obstacles later, Alice makes her way through the Hive, and to her last showdown with Dr. Isaacs. They go at it in a fierce final battle, including a round or two in the memorable laser hall. Before this battle royal begins, the audience gets some of the blankets filled in about Alice, Dr. Isaacs, and the virus. It all kind of just seems the way it goes in this series.
Yes, this truly did feel like the final chapter. The action is good, but there are far better action scenes in some of the other movies. There are some creepy creatures, but nothing topping what audiences have already seen. The story wraps up well in the typical “Resident Evil” way, but there aren’t any major surprises. Even though it might not measure up against some of the other movies, it’s still worth watching Alice kick some ass one last time! With that, I give “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” 2.5 pools of blood, and say it’s been a pleasure watching this series!
*There’s an after the credits sound clip for those who want to wait and hear it