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Written by: SP
The battle continues between Alice (Mila Jovovich) and the Umbrella Corporation in the sixth installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise, which was released yesterday across Europe. Fans can expect to have essentially all of their questions since the first movie answered, quite possibly making it truly "The Final Chapter". As well as, one of the best movies in the franchise since "Resident Evil" and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse". The series has grossed nearly $1 billion since 2002, making it the highest earning video game adaptation in history.
The film starts with Alice introducing herself and fighting off a flying mutant creature before making her way to Racoon City. Why is she going to Racoon City, again? Didn’t she learn her lesson the last five times? Well, this time the Red Queen has lured her back for two reasons: first, the 4,000 humans left on Earth will be wiped out within 36 hours and second, there is an antivirus which being kept deep down in the Hive. This antivirus is promised to cure the entire world of the deadly T-virus which we learn was purposely spread by the Umbrella Corporation to avoid the disastrous effects of overpopulation, climate change, and resource shortages. However, the catch is that whoever was infected with the T-virus will die, including Alice.
Once Alice arrives in Racoon City, she reunites with Claire and a group of survivors who stay hidden away in their skyscraper fortress, prepared to fight the undead at any given moment. With only several hours left to find the antivirus and save the world, time is of the essence. Alice, Claire, and several others come together for one massive fight against the undead and to fight off the mutant, flesh-eating dogs they encounter on their way to the Hive. In the Hive, they are put through a series of challenges, leaving only three alive to find the antivirus and to finally end the chaos that has plagued the world for a decade.
In the final moments of the film, we learn about who Alice and the Red Queen really are, as well as a new character...you’ll just have to see the film to find out who they are. Fans are either left in shock or a “duh, of course, that makes sense” after the big reveal. Without spoiling the end, it can be said that fans shouldn’t be surprised if there is in fact, another “Final Chapter”, which some might say is obvious due to the fact that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, a new video game, was released just 3 days ago.
Gore, non-stop fighting, an army of the undead, really bad guys, betrayal and massive tanks are guaranteed to make viewers jump out of their seats a few times and keep them wide awake. Find out who this new, mysterious character is and how it all ends in any of the FilmHouse cinemas today.