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Resident Evil: Retribution


Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 science fiction action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.[4] It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series, based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil, and the third to be written and directed by Anderson after the first film and the previous installment.
Retribution is a direct follow-on from the previous film Resident Evil: Afterlife, and focuses on Alice (Milla Jovovich) captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater base in the Arctic Circle, used for testing the T-virus. The film has many returning actors and characters, along with new characters from the video game not featured in the previous films. Filming took place from October to December 2011 for a scheduled release date of September 14, 2012.[5]
The film was released in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D[6] to a box-office success, grossing over $200 million worldwide. Film critics criticized the film for its characters, plot, and acting while praising the 3D, visual effects, and fight choreography. The Blu-ray and DVD for the film was released on December 21, 2012, and a sixth installment is currently planned by Sony.[7]

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Resident Evil: Afterlife


Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 3D science-fiction action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller. It is the fourth installment in a series of film adaptations based loosely on Capcom’s survival horror video game series Resident Evil. It is also the first film in the series to be released in 3D. In the film Alice searches for and rescues remaining survivors in Los Angeles of the T-virus outbreak, who team up against Albert Wesker, the head of the Umbrella Corporation.

In May 2005, producers mentioned the possibility of following Resident Evil: Extinction with a sequel titled Afterlife. Extinction was released in 2007 and was a box office success prompting Afterlife to begin development in June 2008, with the script being written by Anderson that December. Elements from the video game Resident Evil 5 were incorporated into the film.

Chris Redfield, a primary character from the video games was featured for the first time in the film franchise. Other characters from the games and films who return are: Claire Redfield, Albert Wesker, and Jill Valentine. Filming took place in Toronto from September to December 2009 using James Cameron’s 3D Fusion Camera System. The film was released in 3D and IMAX 3-D theaters on September 10, 2010.

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Resident Evil: Degeneration


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Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration (バイオハザード:ディジェネレーション Baiohazādo: Dijenerēshon?), is the first full-length CG animation feature based upon Capcom’s Resident Evil video game series. It was announced by Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment on October 29, 2007.

Unlike the previous Resident Evil film trilogy, Degeneration is set within the same universe as the original video games.[1] The main characters are Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who appear together for the first time since Resident Evil 2.[2] The film made its premiere in Japan on October 11, 2008 at the Tokyo Game Show,[3] and was released nationwide one week later on October 18. The DVD and Blu-ray were released on December 26, 2008 in Japan and December 27, 2008 in North America.[4] It was released in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2009.

Plot

The movie takes place in the year 2005, a year after the events in Resident Evil 4, and 7 years after the events of the Raccoon City incidents. Claire Redfield is now a member of TerraSave, an organization which handles search and rescue at chemical and biological attacks. Claire arrives at Harvardville Airport to meet a family she is aiding. A passenger aircraft is approaching the airport to land. As one of the attendants checks the passengers, she notices one man looking unwell. The man in question is clearly in the final stages of T-virus infection, and warns the attendant. Shortly after, the transformation is complete.

Claire is looking after her friend’s niece, Rani Chawla, when they see Senator Ron Davis walk by. A zombie-masked protester walks up to him, imitating one of the infected. While arresting the protester, a police officer noticies another man, who believes it is another protester in a zombie-mask. But when the officer arrests him he is attacked by an infected. One of Davis’ bodyguards shoots the zombie, only to be bitten by the infected police officer, who was presumed dead. The second guard attempts to run but is also devoured. The scene causes panic and people in the vicinity flee, some being attacked by the infected. Then the plane shown previously crashes into the building, destroying a section of the airport as everyone flees for cover. Out of the airplane come its occupants, all infected. Unable to escape from the airport terminal, Claire, Davis and Rani shut themselves in the VIP lounge and call for help.

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Resident Evil: Extinction


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Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 science fiction action horror film. It is the third installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil. The film follows the heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse.[2] The film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson.

The film was released in the United States on September 21, 2007 and was commercially successful, grossing $147,717,833 worldwide.[3] However, it received many negative reviews from critics. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America on January 1, 2008.

Plot

Despite the nuclear destruction of Raccoon City, the T-Virus has escaped containment. Unable to be contained by the Umbrella Corporation, the virus quickly spreads across the world, within a matter of weeks engulfing the United States and within a matter of months reaching the rest of the world. Drying up the lakes, rivers, and continents in the process, whilst infecting the human population and spreading to other species. Five years later, the vast majority of the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland crawling with zombies and mutated animals, and humanity is on the verge of extinction. The Umbrella Corporation appears to be the only human authority left, its remnants forced to live underground in Hive-like constructs around the world.

Alice (Milla Jovovich), is now alone in the desert wastelands of the remains of the United States. She has superhuman strength and psionic abilities gained from Umbrella. Dr. Sam Isaacs (Iain Glen) considers re-capturing Alice a top priority because of her ability to bond with the T-Virus and attempts to persuade the rest of the Umbrella board that he can use her blood to develop a permanent cure, as well as tame the infected. Umbrella chairman Albert Wesker (Jason O’Mara) orders Isaacs to create a cure using clones of Alice created from the blood of the original and refuses to authorize manpower to recover Alice until they are 100% sure of her location.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse


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Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 science fiction action horror film. It is the second installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror game series Resident Evil. Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil 2, 3: Nemesis, and Code: Veronica, Resident Evil: Apocalypse follows the heroine Alice, who has escaped the underground Umbrella facility, and must band with other survivors including Jill Valentine and escape Raccoon City, before it is too late. The film was directed by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson.

Plot

The film begins with Alice (Milla Jovovich) recalling the key events from the back door first film. On September 29, 2002, thirteen hours after the initial T-Virus outbreak in The Hive, the Umbrella Corporation sends in a research team to re-open the complex. As the team enters The Hive through a secret insertion point beneath Raccoon City, the entire team is slaughtered by zombies and Lickers who have been sealed within the complex. Realizing the entrance is now open, and the virus and infectious zombies will make their way to the surface, Umbrella establishes a security perimeter around the city to keep the citizens in a quarantined area.

As civilians reach the checkpoints, Umbrella operatives screen them for traces of any infection, until Major Timothy Cain (Thomas Kretschmann), orders all checkpoints to be closed as the infection already reached the gates and informs remaining citizens to return to the their homes. Meanwhile, Alice wakes up in a downtown hospital, and recalls her recent memories. After surviving The Hive, Alice was recovered by Umbrella and used for experimentation. She has gained superhuman powers because the T-virus bonded with her blood on a cellular level. As she exits the hospital, she recognizes the virus has escaped causing devastation in the streets and makes her way to a police car where she grabs a shotgun from the front seat.

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Resident Evil


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Resident Evil is a 2002 science fiction horror film based on the same titled series of survival horror games developed by Capcom. Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the film follows an amnesiac heroine Alice, and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos, as they attempt to escape a secret underground facility that at one time was filled with people but is now overrun with zombies. The film was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film was commercially successful, grossing US$102,441,078 worldwide; however, it received many negative reviews from critics.

Although Resident Evil received negative reviews, financially it has been successful enough to have several #1 box office sequels made. Resident Evil was followed by three sequels: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). Anderson continued his involvement in the series, writing and producing the sequels, however, leaving directing to Alexander Witt and Russell Mulcahy. Resident Evil stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, and James Purefoy.

Plot

Inside The Hive, a top-secret genetic research facility owned by the Umbrella Corporation located deep beneath Raccoon City, a lab technician tosses away a blue vial in a lab, exits, and seals the room. The vial breaks and the facility’s security system, The Red Queen, detects possible infection, and in response, seals the Hive, killing everyone inside.

Elsewhere, Alice (Milla Jovovich) awakens in an empty mansion with amnesia. She and a police officer, Matt (Eric Mabius), are seized by a group of commandos and taken to an underground train station which leads to The Hive. They are joined by Spence (James Purefoy), who is also suffering from amnesia. The head of the commandos, “One”, explains that everyone in the group is an employee of the Umbrella Corporation. It is also revealed that The Red Queen is responsible for releasing a nerve gas in the mansion which has caused their amnesia. When the train arrives, the group opens and enters The Hive.

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