Milla Jovovich reprises her role as Alice in “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.”
Washington D.C. (and most of the country) are in ruins. After rising from a pile of rubble and killing a few remaining zombies, Alice receives a message from the Red Queen (Ever Anderson), leader of the Umbrella Corporation. Umbrella turned people into zombies with the T-Virus.
The Red Queen says there’s a cure for the T-Virus under the streets of Raccoon City. Alice questions the Red Queen and the Red Queen says she trusts Alice to get the job done and seeks revenge on Umbrella.
Alice is given a bracelet with a timer. She has 48 hours to retrieve the cure and save the human race with the help of her friend, Claire (Ali Larter), and her group of survivors.
“Resident Evil” has action, bad guys and, of course, zombies. It’s fun to watch Alice tussle with flying zombies and baddies like Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glenn), the CEO of Umbrella and the man in charge of killing off the earth by “God’s will.”
But there’s a huge absence of blood, gore and dismembering of body parts.
In “Underworld: Blood Wars,” Selene and the other vampires ripped and sliced werewolves open like a piece of cake. Alice only shoots and burns zombies. Alice cutting off Dr. Isaacs’ hand was the only amusing scene. More big villainous zombies for Alice to fight would have made the film more interesting.
“Resident Evil” has plenty of action throughout and moments that make you jump. But “Underworld: Blood Wars” set the bar for action-packed monster flicks and this “Resident Evil” couldn’t reach it.
Studio: Sony (1 hr. 46 min)
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola, Ever Anderson
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Story: A woman has 48 hours to find the cure for the zombie apocalypse.
Final Score: C-
This review is also on Blackflix.