Last week, actress Milla Jovovich posted several pictures from the set of her upcoming film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (see below), and as a huge fan of the Resident Evil franchise, I’m…. actually a little stoked for the film.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse is my favorite movie of the franchise, as it features many characters and elements taken directly from one of my favorite games of the series, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, Nicholai Ginovaef, and the titular antagonist, Nemesis are all major characters in the film, and I was pretty happy with their depictions.
Resident Evil: The Final chapter picks up right where Retribution left off: Jovovich’s character Alice has recently lost her superhuman powers and must return to Raccoon City to make a final stand against the Umbrella Corporation, who are gathering forces to wipe out the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse.
While the films haven’t been too faithful to the video game franchise after Apocalypse, they were decent action films that were at least fun to watch, as I’m sure The Final Chapter will be. Just like the incoming game Umbrella Corps, I will be going into the final film in Paul W.S. Anderson’s film franchise enjoying it for what it is.
As a gamer, the topic of video game movies is a sore subject, but the way I approach them ensures that I at least have a chance of enjoying the film. Here are a few ways I have found to alleviate the suffering:
- Always go into a movie based on a video game with a completely open mind.
- Expect to see locations and characters based on the ones I know and love, but not much else.
Movies have to take a video game, which can take numerous hours to complete, and condense it into a 90-120 minute film that makes sense to someone who is not familiar with the narrative. So I’m not upset when video game movies fail to get the lore exactly right.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set for a September 2016 release.
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