“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” Review: Recycled Guilty Pleasure

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

The first three Resident Evil films aren’t the best or at least decently written films in the action-horror genre, but they were always a guilty pleasure for me. And then the fourth and fifth one arrive, and made the franchise in an uncertain point where even the fans are not impressed to where it is going.

Four years after the fifth installment, The Final Chapter arrives. It may have some few tricks to show-off but it all felt like a re-run of the whole franchise from Resident Evils 1 to 5. Yes, this is far better than the previous two installments but everything this final installment offered is far from innovative or surprising.

Milla Jovovich once more, carried the whole film with her badass look and skills, and while her looks may reveal her age at times, it is still a delight to see her fighting zombies and monsters in yet another Resident Evil Movie. It is sad that the franchise never get to redeem itself even if it hadn’t been that critically applauded. But this is a franchise loved by many because of its ability to showcase impressive action and thrilling sequences, we may not get to have the best ending, at least it’s not the worst of the series.

Resident Evil The Final Chapter IMAX Poster


2.5 stars

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is now showing in cinemas and IMAX Theatres nationwide from Columbia Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

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