Well, after six movies and 15 years, the Resident Evil movie saga is finally ov….wait, they announced a week after the last movie hit Blu Ray that they’re rebooting the whole franchise? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! So….yes, Sony has already announced that Resident Evil is being rebooted and James Wan is talks to oversee. Why would this happen when this movie (which I promise we’ll actually get around to discussing soon) bombed spectacularly in the United States? Well, that would be entirely because the movie made a sarcastically absurd amount of money in China, bringing the overall gross of the franchise to $1.2 billion and Sony doesn’t do original ideas, so in a few years, we’ll have The Umbrella Corporation, the T-Virus, zombies, and people shooting zombies back in theaters. But since I am a completionist and made myself finish out the series with the “final” chapter. How did things go? We’re still waiting for that first great video game movie. But on the upside, you still have a few days left to find another way to celebrate National Zombie Awareness Month (yes, I’m serious). Continue reading Movie Review: Resident Evil 6 – The Final Chapter (2017) “It’s Over! Wait, What?”
Beginning with Resident Evil 4 (which is still one of the best games of all-time), the Resident Evil series moved away from the earlier “survival horror” games and more toward generic action, which by the sixth entry had made the series feel like it lost its roots. With the seventh installment, it looks like we’re going right back to the beginning: a creepy house and you scared out of your mind. I remember playing the first Resident Evil with my friend on a huge TV (in the dark of course), and-because I don’t know its real name-what we dubbed “The LICKER” dropped down from the ceiling to kill us and we RAN. OUT. OF. THE. HOUSE. I don’t generally like things designed to scare since the world is scary enough (and I can pretty much guarantee you that the last Resident Evil movie which not-so-coincidentally releases on Friday) isn’t going to scare you. But Resident Evil VII Biohazard.….um, it looks terrifying. Full cheevos below as always courtesy of the best site for achievement needy gamers: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Complete Achievement and Trophy List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker’s hand and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion. (Summary from IMDB)
Right now, the six-film Resident Evil series, adapting the survival horror games, is (like it or not) the most successful translation of a video game franchise into a film franchise. Hopefully that changes VERY quickly as several of the entries are nigh-on unwatchable, but it started decently, and perhaps it will end up paving the way for better franchises in the future. Jovovich’s Alice has to be ranked among the the top female action characters (if only for want of competition). The final Resident Evil film will open January 27, 2017.
Resident Evil fans are eagerly waiting the remastered edition of the classic video game that started a whole phenomenon. Countless games and five movies (eventually to be six) later, we come full circle. The classic first game will be released, completely remastered in 1080p on January 20, 2015 for Xbox 350, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC. For all you achievement hunters, here’s the whole list courtesy of the best site on the net for achievement news: xboxachievements.com. Happy zombie hunting! Continue reading Resident Evil Complete List of Trophies/Achievements (2015 – PS & Microsoft)