Resident Evil: Retribution trailer reveals new story details
Sony Pictures have released another trailer for the upcoming addition to the Resident Evil film franchise, Resident Evil: Retribution.
It’s never easy converting a story from one medium to another, there will always be diehard fans that are understandable protective of the original. When Resident Evil made the transition from game to film it wasn’t so much about keeping loyal to the original story but rather the feeling of playing the game, which is why I split fans. Some weren’t able to get over the lack of familiar characters and story, while others appreciated the uneasy atmosphere that mirrored the one in the games. As the series progressed it introduced more elements and characters from the games, but began to lose any resemblance of tone or atmosphere. For this reason many fans of the games openly dislike the series as it doesn’t feel like a Resident Evil experience and the characters do not behave like their game counterparts. From the latest trailer it appears that the film franchise will be moving even further away from the story of the games.
There is a lot of information about the story in this trailer. It was previously stated that a number of characters, who featured in previous movies, would not be returning in this film because they were captured by Umbrella. The trailer adds to this by showing that Alice was also captured and is being held in a fictional reality were she is married to Carlos Oliveira and the two of them have a child together. Ada Wong finds Alice and reveals that the life she is experiencing isn’t real and is only implanted memories. It’s still a little confusing about who is and isn’t a clone, especially since Alice is seen having two different hairstyles throughout the trailer. The narration states that Umbrella has used Alice to perfect the virus, which brings on a whole new theory of how her deceased friends have returned; maybe they were actually brought back with the virus. Though considering Carlos was blown up and jigsaw experts would be require to bring the original James ‘One’ Shade clones are still the most logical bet, which is a little disappointing.
As a fan of both the movie and game series, I thought the trailer looked really good. The story looks interesting and I’m looking forward to actually understanding it. It seems over the top with lots of action and really if that’s not what you want to see then this isn’t the right franchise for you. It doesn’t resemble the games so much in terms of story, but there are a lot of elements from the games that can be seen throughout the trailer. Most obviously are the zombies and B.O.W.s which strongly mirror those of the games. More characters from the games have been brought into the film as well as a proper return for Jill Valentine who only briefly appeared that the end of Afterlife after being absent from Extinction without any explanation. The movie comes out on the 14th of September 2012, until then all we can do is speculate but isn’t that one of the best parts of being obsessed with movies? Maybe that’s just me.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the trailer? Are you planning on seeing the movie? Do you like when characters from the game appear in the films or do you think they don’t carry over well? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe and, if you like this post, click the like button. If you enjoy speculating feel free to add your theories in the comment section.