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Movie Review – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

 

Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the final (I think) installment to the Resident Evil franchise – Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

The film brings back Milla Jovovich as Alice, Ali Latner as Claire, Lain Glen as Dr. Isaacs, and Shawn Roberts as Wexler.

For people who might not be familiar with the series, the start of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, provides viewers with a brief synopsis about who is Alice, what is the Umbrella Corp., and how the deadly T-Virus, which turns people into zombies, came to be.

In this film there are only a few thousand people alive on Earth. In a matter of hours the last remaining people would have perished and the zombies will take over the world.

Unbeknownst to Alice up to this point is that there is an antivirus that can destroy everyone who carries the T-Virus, and protect the remaining survivors. She is provided with this information by the Red Queen. The Red Queen tells Alice about the antidote and that she has 36 hours to get to it (located in Raccoon City) before time is up or the last remaining humans will perish.

Getting to Raccoon City is easier said then done, especially when Alice meets up with Dr. Issacs, whom she thought was dead. He also knows that Alice is trying to get to Raccoon City to release the antivirus and plans on stopping her.

Alice is able to escape from Dr. Issacs, for now, and make it to Raccoon City where she meets up with a small band of survivors. Dr. Issacs and his army of undead are hot on her trail.

Will Alice be able to locate the antivirus before it’s too late? Time is ticking away as she comes face to face with some of the most horrific beasts, both the undead and alive. Will humans once again rule the Earth, or will the Umbrella Corp. succeed with their evil plans? To find out you need to pick up, or download, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

I have seen most of the Resident Evil movies. I believe there are six in total. I have seen all but one of the movies in the franchise (the one prior to The Final Chapter). Out of all of them, I think The Final Chapter is possibly the best one. Don’t get me wrong, I think they were all good, but this film had me on the edge of my seat (literally!) the entire time. I even jumped out of my seat on several occasions when things happened (or jumped out at you) when you least expected it. I love a movie that keeps me on edge like that. It gets my adrenaline going.

The special effects in this film are awesome. I especially love the weird creatures (what in the world are those flying things!). The post-apocalyptic landscape is also pretty amazing. It looks so real! I don’t know how the film makers do that.

There are A LOT of action sequences throughout the film. In fact, the movie starts off with A LOT of edge-of-your-seat action. There really isn’t any dull moments in this film.

Alice is such a bad a$$!!!! I love it!

The ending was a surprise. I never anticipated how it would end. I loved the ending and I thought it was fitting for this franchise. I also think that it left the door open for possibly another film (which I would be all for).

I watched the film on my laptop, so I wasn’t afforded the opportunity to see the bonus features. When I have the time I am going to pop in the Blu-ray to check them out. In the mean time, here are the bonus features you can find on the Blu-ray copy of this film.

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Two Featurettes:
    • “Explore the Hive”
    • “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil

Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Retaliation Mode
  • Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Vendetta
  • “Stunts & Weaponry” Featurette

This is a great, action packed film. Even if you are not entirely familiar with the Resident Evil franchise, you can still enjoy this film.

Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. It is the theatrical trailer – the film is now available for home viewing.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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