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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Movie Review
The end of the long-running Resident Evil film franchise is here. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter brings Alice, the sole survivor of the onslaught in Washington D.C., to the brink of giving up. She has lost so many friends since this war started and the fight seems to be never ending. That is, until she receives a message from the unlikeliest of places. This source informs Alice that there is in fact a cure and she has 48 hours to return to Raccoon City, make it through The Hive's defense systems, retrieve the cure, return to the surface, and release it. With an old enemy close behind and unforeseen danger lying ahead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) must make one final journey to end the apocalypse.
The plot to this film and its twists were far better than all the previous entries. Everything came full circle and once the final piece of the puzzle is revealed, it's simply breathtaking. All those times where there seemed to be plot holes weren't plot holes at all. There is a reason for everything, as you'll see for yourself.
There are a few disappointing moments though which I do feel obliged to share so if you want to avoid spoilers, skip this paragraph. Okay, for those still here, here's what I didn't like about it. First, Ruby Rose died way too quick. Ruby's known for her "tough girl" roles and for her to die so soon after we meet her was a huge let down. Second, Wesker's death was too anti-climactic. He's been around for a few of the films, which led us to believe there would be a huge showdown between him and Alice. That's not the case, however. The final thing that disappointed me was that there was no explanation as to what happened to Leon, Ada, and Chris. It's assumed they were all killed but it would have been nice if they had at least been mentioned.
All-in-all, the film was incredible. It was well worth the five year wait. Everyone gave their all and dove head first into their roles which paid off perfectly. I give the film a total of 3.5 out of 4.
© 2017 Alec Zander