Resident Evil: The Final Chapter : Movie Review

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"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" follows 2002's "Resident Evil," 2004's "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," 2007's "Resident Evil: Extinction," 2010's "Resident Evil: Afterlife," and 2012's "Resident Evil: Retribution" as the sixth—and if the title is honest—last in the Capcom-adapted zombie film series. One would think a five-year gap between installments would inspire writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson (2014's "Pompeii") to step outside the box, strive to surpass expectations, and make something a little more special than what has gone before. Alas, that was asking too much. This is more of the same to a numbing degree, a ceaselessly dreary, virtually interchangeable installment that doesn't even respect its tireless heroine enough to give her the cathartic send-off she deserves.

Alice (Milla Jovovich) has found herself the sole survivor of a city-wide fight against the undead, one which has left the nation's capital in ashy ruins. A visit from the suspiciously helpful Red Queen (Ever Anderson) reveals there may be an airborne antidote to finally reversing the T-virus outbreak hidden beneath the streets of Raccoon City. With only 48 hours left before the last of humanity is wiped out, Alice begins her trek back to where everything started, in an Umbrella research facility known as The Hive. Along the way, she reunites with Claire Redfield (Ali Larter) and her new ragtag group of nondescript warriors.

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