Verdict: The final installment packs a punch but lacks the plot.
Adapting a game into a movie hasn't always been a success with avid gamers finding are far from satisfied with the movie every time. If there is a movie franchise that comes back each time despite criticisms is the Resident Evil series. A zombie-apocalypse-action-horror movie franchise is all set to deliver the final movie of the franchise Resident Evil: Final Chapter. A 15-year-old movie franchise just keeps getting better with each movie. There is no doubt that the action sequences are just getting better and action-to-downtime ratio is just perfect. Although because of that, the plot has suffered. But if you are into action movies and don't mind some gore, this is the right movie for you.
Before the movie begins, the audience is courteously informed about the creation of a certain T-Virus and a brief flashback of what happened in the previous movies so that everyone is on the same page.The movie starts weeks after the last movie where Alice (Milla Jovovich) was betrayed by Whisker (Shawn Roberts) and is brought to Washington just to kill her. As Alice emerges to the surface from the sewers, she finds an unlikely ally in Red Queen (Ever Gabo Anderson) who gives her a mission to find the antidote that could negate the effects of T-Virus once for all. To find the antidote, Alice has to travel back to Raccoon city where it all began and find the Hive where the antidote is hidden. She has 48 hours to do that. On her way there, she is captured by Dr. Isaac (Iain Glenn) who was presumed dead but turns out he isn't. What follows is a series of fights against the zombies and the various security systems of the Hive.
If you haven't watched the previous installments of the movie, you should catch up with them before watching this one as there are several references you might not notice. The plot is executed in a game-level format where each task/obstacle is followed by one major fight and some downtime. The minimal plot flows smoothly between the action sequences. The action sequences are executed superbly and it is truly a treat to watch them. You might also see some old favorites return for one last round against the zombies.
Milla Jovovich, who has dedicated about 15 years to this project, delivers yet again as Alice who is the only hope to save the rest of humanity. She flawlessly cuts across zombies (humans and animals) while delivering some power dialogues that pack a punch. Ali Larter reprises her role as Claire. Although she has minimum screen time, she has some superb sequences going for her. Shawn Roberts and Iain Glenn also reprise their roles as Wesker and Dr. Isaacs carrying with them the air of villainous devilry, which sends a chill down your spine.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you have seen the previous movies, there is no reason why you should miss the end. You can watch it for the superb action sequences and some crazy zombie gore.