Mila Jovovich continues strong as Alice in Resident Evil: Retribution. The premier was on Wednesday, September 12th. The red carpet laid out and tons of paparazzi covering the event. Jovovich was not the only one in attendance, but she did seem to sign autographs and take pictures for the longest period of time. Li Bingbing, who plays Ada, was among many stars that graced the theater, escorted by body guards that did not let her meet and greet with fans. Sienna Guillory also mingled amongst the crowd and was kept away from the public. The men of the movie were a different story. Johann Urb, who plays Leon, enjoyed being amongst the crowd and taking pictures with as many fans as wanted. Kevin Durand was lively encouraging fans to interact with him and taking pictures with fans phones. Oded Ferh was also amongst the crowd answering questions and taking pictures.
Paul W.S. Anderson introduced the film thanking many of the people that have helped keep the franchise alive for 11 years. The film has the feel of a video game through most of the beginning starting off with a brief explanation of the four films before this one. The first scene plays in reverse utilizing the 3D in a very innovative way. The action scenes don’t disappoint, with explosions, shoot outs, car chases, and hand to hand fights. Starting off with the two teams of Alice and Ada fighting of Umbrella operatives as well as combating the Red Queen. The second team lead by Leon, who is well known from the Resident Evil 4 video game, as well as 4 others, who fight in a simulated area of Moscow and encounter smart zombies who combat with fire power. The action intensifies with every scene and leads to an ending that makes you want to continue with the next part.
The story was well structured with it increasing with excitement and slowly coming to a close before it lost momentum. It is definitely a movie to go check out. It does not seem like a long movie at all, time just seems to fly by. Surprisingly the franchise has not lost any of its fire. This is an exceptional continuation that brings back Michelle Rodriguez as the character Rain in both a good and bad girl roll. The 3D is well used. It adds to the feel and makes the film so much more enjoyable.