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Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer Review

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution hit the web today and confused fans worldwide.

The trailer begins with a mock ad for Sony that many fans thought was a real advertisement, which does happen on YouTube videos these days, and began trying to skip it or reading the comments until it passed.  Some sites have start complaining that this was Sony’s way of advertising within the trailer.  Actress Mila Jovovich said on Twitter that this was not the case and that it was similar to teasers they’ve done in the past, either way it was pretty funny when Alice said ‘my name is Alice and this is my world’, which is what the people in the fake ad were saying but about zombies.  It was also a nice play on were the world is at now in real life and were it is in the films.

Now on to the actual movie footage, which was great.  It all goes by so fast and there’s so much to process, but I’ve watched it like 100 times now so I’ve managed to make some theories and that’s always fun.  Some parts look like they take place in a different time or at least in a place that is only newly getting touched by the zombie virus.  There is one part in particular that shows Alice with a little girl in a neighbourhood with a police car and burning cars, but Alice and the child look clean and are dressed in normal, pre-apocalypse, clothes.  I don’t think it’s a flashback, a child would have been referenced by now, I think it’s a clone.  Maybe the neighbourhood is an Umbrella experiment, it’s an interesting thought.

Also Alice is shown in the pedestrian crossing that was in the opening of Resident Evil: Afterlife.  The people all seem pretty shocked to see the fully kitted out Alice in the, supposedly, zombie free city.  This is partly what made me think that Umbrella might have areas that they use for experiments.  Or it could be a drug induced fantasy, it’s all guess work at the moment.

There are bits that look as though they continue directly from were the last film left off, which will make explaining Claire and K-Mart’s absence harder or maybe they filmed a brief cameo.  It doesn’t look good for the people on the boat though, as they are seriously outnumbered, but we already knew that from the last one.

It’s all very cool looking; the monsters, the zombies and the heroes.  I’m glad that characters from previous Resident Evil movies are coming back, but I still don’t know how.  I’ve been guessing clones and I think I’m going to stick with that.  Why train new people when you can just crank out and army of clones, it worked in Star Wars didn’t it.  The only character, who’s been brought back from the dead, to appear in the trailer was Rain, who is played by Michelle Rodriguez.  We last saw Rain being killed by Alice, after becoming a zombie, in the first movie.

Ada Wong, who will be played by Bingbing li, can also be seen in the trailer.  It’s amazing how good a job they’ve done with her, she looks so much like the game character.  It’s always nice to see how characters from the games fit into the movies, so that’s something I’m really excited about.

All things consider, I’m really happy with the trailer.  There are so many theories you could draw from it, most would probably be wrong, but it’s just saying so much and so little at the same time.

What do you think?  Do you like the trailer?  Did you think the Sony part was a real ad?  Are you excited about the movie?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to follow/subscribe and click the like button, if you like this post.  If you want to follow me on Twitter my page is https://twitter.com/#!/AdamODwyer1.

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One response

  1. Amy

    The trailer is amazing I love it 🙂 I can’t wait for the movie it is going to be awesome.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

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