Rating: R (for sequences of violence throughout)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
RESIDENT EVIL Directed By Paul W.S. Anderson
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
In Theaters: Jan 27, 2017, Wide
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
Actors: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, Rola, Lee Joon-Gi, William Levy, Iain Glen
REVIEW OF RESIDENT EVIL THE FINAL CHAPTER
RESIDENT EVIL: The Final Chapter is a 2017 American science fiction action horror movie written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the series to Resident Evil: Retribution and the sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil movie series, which is loosely based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil. The movie stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy and Iain Glen. In the film, Alice and her friends are betrayed by Albert Wesker, who gathers the entire forces of Umbrella into one final strike against the apocalypse survivors.
It was released on December 23, 2016, in Japan and on January 27, 2017, in the United States in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
In September 2012, following the box-office success of Resident Evil: Retribution, a sixth movie in the “Resident Evil” series was confirmed by the head of Sony Pictures distribution, Rory Bruer, with Milla Jovovich, add to reprise the role of Alice. In October 2012, in an interview with Forbes, producer Samuel Hadida stated that a sixth and seventh installment were being planned and a reboot of the series was possible.In December 2012, director Paul W. S. Anderson confirmed that he would be directing “Resident Evil 6,”. He declares that it would be the last movie in the series and some characters from the first two movies would return.In June 2013, Jovovich tweeted on twitter that the sixth movie, which had been scheduled for a September 12, 2014, release, would not be released before 2015. The movie was scheduled to start shooting in late 2013 as soon as Anderson had finished work on his disaster/romance movie Pompeii.
Based on Capcom’s hugely successful video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game movie franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion global to date. Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Principal snap shooting on the movie began on September 18, 2015, in Cape Town / Hartbeespoort Dam, South Africa. During filming, Jovovich’s stunt double Olivia Jackson was severely injured when her motorcycle crash with a camera crane, leaving her in a medically-induced coma for two weeks. Among Jackson’s injuries were cerebral trauma, a crushed face, a severed artery in her neck, a paralyzed arm, several broken ribs, a shattered scapula, a broken clavicle, torn fingers with a thumb that needed to be amputated, and five nerves are torn out of her spinal cord. Jackson announced in December 2015 that her paralyzed left arm will need to be amputated. A second accident occurred during filming on December 3 when crew member Ricardo Cornelius was crushed to death by one of the film’s props, a U.S. Army issue Hummer, while on set. Filming ended on December 9, 2015.
Sony first scheduled the movie for release on September 12, 2014, before delaying it over two years. The movie was released in Japan on December 23, 2016, and in North America on January 27, 2017, by Screen Gems.
BOX OFFICE RESIDENT EVIL
In the United States and Canada, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was released alongside A Dog’s Purpose and Gold and is projected to gross around $13 million from 3,050 theaters in its opening weekend.