Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer Continues The Tired Franchise

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Today we get an extended look at the latest entry in the Resident Evil films series entitled Resident Evil: Retribution. This immediately begs the question that several people have been asking for many years now: Has there really been that much of a demand for yet another one of these films?

Admittedly, I enjoyed the first film for the interesting story, despite the gaping holes in the plot. However, after the first film, the quality has continued to decline steadily. I recall having been interested in the sequel only to leave the theater speechless due to how bad it was. I quickly learned not to expect much more from the franchise after that.

Now we have Milla Jovovich back for the fifth time as Alice, the series’s heroine. Here’s an official synopsis that will give you an idea of where this film will go:

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

The trailer itself is not actually that bad. It looks like it has plenty of action, as these films usually do, but again, I find it very hard to get my hopes up at yet another entry in this tired series.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

The film, which is once again being written and directed by Jovovich’s husband Paul W.S. Anderson, hits theaters on September 14, 2012.

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  1. Deano_1987says:

    It’s not really a tired franchise is it? Every movie has made more money and the fans obviously want more. Bring it on!!!

    1. Jeff Becksays:

      It’s tired in the sense that they used up their good ideas in the first film with the sequels continuing to be terrible, and yet they keep making them because there’s a niche that goes to see them no matter how bad they are, but as I’ve said many, many times before: Box office does not equal quality. Case in point: Adam Sandler’s films keep making money. Same thing here.

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