Anyone else find it interesting that both Paul Andersons have movies opening this weekend? No? Okay.
Saw Resident Evil: Retribution. Quite liked it, maintains the series’ signature tradition of picking up and paying off the absurd cliffhanger from the previous entry, and then upping the stakes dramatically with its own ending. On balance, it’s not as good as the last film, Resident Evil: Afterlife, which featured a brilliant final boss fight against Wesker, set to A Perfect Circle’s The Outsider…but Retribution is vastly better than the other 3 entries in the series. No APC tracks this time, but the creature designs are superb, the Tomandandy score is solid, and Milla’s costume in this one is easily the best, and most fetishistic, of the series (please make that, Hot Toys!) She’s also in a translucent paper dress for a good 5 minutes, which is nice.
So yeah, well done, really looking forward to the next one, and will go back again before Dredd hits, next Friday.