‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Trailer: Alice’s Adventures in Zombieland
No film franchise has more endings than Resident Evil. The second movie was Resident Evil: Apocalypse, which sounds mighty final. Nope! Next came Resident Evil: Extinction. Hell, nothing follows extinction. Except the Afterlife! That was the next movie. Only the fifth movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, didn’t sound like a nod toward a conclusion. And now there’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the finalest final Resident Evil yet! At least until the next movie.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Resident Evil: Retribution, and in general I haven’t been as big a fan of this long-running series as some of my other colleagues with discerning tastes in weirdo action movies. I’ve never quite been on the Paul W.S. Anderson bandwagon, but this is a really fun trailer (even if the pleasure of the twist that it’s a Resident Evil movie is kinda ruined by the damn mini-trailer that starts the clip). And Milla Jovovich has been consistently excellent in this series as Alice, the perpetual thorn in the side of the Umbrella Corporation and their armies of the undead. Hopefully she gets the sendoff she deserves (for a couple years, until Resident Evil: Reawakening). Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opens in theaters next January.