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Resident Evil Lives On

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Say what you will about them, but the Resident Evil films have proven very effective at the box office, racking up over $700 million worldwide. So it's only natural that Sony Screen Gems has locked in a September 14, 2012 release date for Resident Evil 5. There's no information as to whether Milla Jovovich will continue to star as Alice, or what the script might entail as far as being a sequel or prequel or reboot or whatever. But I've heard that like the last one, Resident Evil: Afterlife, this one is set to also be filmed and released in 3D. (At least it was shot in 3D and not converted after the fact, which made for better effects.)

There's a part of me that wishes they'd incorporate more of the games' mythology into the movies, but I can't deny that it's a whole lot of fun watching Milla run around and kick ass. Are you happy with the little nods or would you rather ditch Alice and adapt one of the games wholesale? I don't really care, because I'm obviously going to be sitting my ass in a theater and watching this new one, too!

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8 Comments

HexiJosh said:

I think Milla is the glue that has been holding the films together. I have seen them all and only hated one (Apocalypse) and plan to see as many as they want to release, but without Alice I feel like they just wouldn't be worth watching.

Nexus said:

While the idea of a more fatefull RE movie is interesting, I love Milla and she is my main reason for watching the movies.
So I'm happy with her continuing to do them.

What I don't get is why they branded the last one a reboot. It was just a straight sequel, wasn't it?

ringoxcore said:

let's not forget ali larter.

VorpalBunny said:

Personally, I have no issue with them keeping Milla in the live action films, and then continuing the CGI films (Damnation is already planned for 2012, I believe) as actual continuations of story.

Savvy said:

I agree, I think the movies do well with their own tales, and I like having them as their own thing, separated from the games while incorporating characters and plot points rather than being direct adaptations. It felt good having Chris, Claire, and Jill all appear in one movie, but I definitely wouldn't want the movies without Milla's Alice! Can't wait for the next (oh yeah, Apocalypse was definitely the worst one for me too).

And as Vorpal pointed out, they have the CGI films for canon stories.

Wootini said:

I know, right? It's weird. I remember going into the first one thinking, "This has nothing really to do with the games aside from the chemical creating a zombie outbreak." But danged if Milla didn't totally rock and make the whole thing work! I didn't even care!

And heck, I think they're better than the CGI movies! (Well, the one that they've released so far... jury's still out on the second one.)

Limeade said:

My love for Milla trumps everything. Seeing her run around and kick ass and be an amazing action heroine (in a landscape that is running dry for female heroines/starring leads, and studios making the ridiculous claim that movies with female leads and action heroines DON'T sell), it is both refreshing and entertaining and encouraging.

Is this series really deep and meaningful and life-changing? Hell no. And that's what it is meant to be -- a popcorn-munching movie that you can be entertained with.

I want my Milla's Alice to run this series for as long as there are stories to tell. The addition of Ali Larter as Claire, and action heroine sidekick, is a brilliant direction, too. They do well together -- and how rare is it to see two female leads, kicking ass, and not JUST talking about boys or being pure fanservice to the male gaze? It's great. :)

Though I wouldn't be against a more canon RE film series, or a new CGI series (as the current one is terrible, IMO, with what it has done with Claire).

Nexus said:

I never get people that say the first RE movie had nothing in common with the games.
They were in an underground facility in Raccoon city. Which they entered via a mansion no less.
There's the T-virus, the zombies, the bio weapons,...

Really, the only thing that was diferent from the games were the protagonists.

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