Movies of the week
Resident Evil Retribution is a class apart. It’s a bundle of ‘twists and turns interspersed with electrifying stunts. Furthermore, there’s a backdrop that reminds you of the video gaming world.
Director, Paul W.S. Anderson has come of ages. He has produced the fifth installment as a typical genre movie. Genre movies have become latent; all-encompassing movies are ruling the roost. Anderson breaks the cliché and doles out what he meant to offer- action, thrills, suspense.
The plot plays second fiddle; the spectacular 3D action and the bone-crunching moves steal the limelight. The advent of 3D has supplemented the scope for entertainment, without it, Resident Evil Retribution would have not been half the captivating movie it is. It’s unbelievable to note how rapidly the 3D effects are improving.
Speaking about the performances, the star cast had a tough physical job to accomplish. The actors were involved in hard stunts over an action-defined screenplay. Hence, the dialogues are kept to minimum and bodies & expression do the talking, as you are swept away by the special effects.
Jovovich has defied the laws of ageing; she looks fit, agile and gorgeous as ever. Michelle Rodriguez’s return to the premise after a decade has collected a warm response. Sienna Guillory has been retained, and you will see some new faces as well, namely, Li Bingbing (Chinese) and Kevin Durand (Canadian).
With an international star cast and Canadian expertise injected in the production, Resident Evil Retribution is set to sweep the audience across the borders off their feet. Watch out this one heck of a flick!