It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the...... more
It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President's side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member, Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world's population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left. In a first for the franchise, ResidentEvil 6 sees series favourites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.
Given that ResidentEvil is a Paul Anderson movie based on a computer game which was itself highly derivative (especially of George A Romero and...... more
Given that ResidentEvil is a Paul Anderson movie based on a computer game which was itself highly derivative (especially of George A Romero and James Cameron films), it's probably unfair to complain that it hasn't got an original idea or moment in its entire running time. In the early 1980s, Italian schlock films such as Zombie Flesh Eaters and Zombie Creeping Flesh tried to cram in as many moments restaged from American originals as possible, strung together by silly characters wandering between monster attacks. This is a much-improved, edited, photographed and directed version of the same gambit. As amnesiac Milla Jovovich remembers amazing kung fu skills and anti-globalist Eric Mabius mutters about evil corporations, a gang of clichéd soldiers without a distinguishing feature between them (except for Michelle Rodriguez as a secondary tough chick) are trapped in an underground scientific compound at the mercy of a tyrannical computer--which manifests as a smug little-girl-o-gram--fending off flesh-eating zombies (though gore fans will be disappointed by the film's need to stay within the limits of the 15 certificate) and CGI mutants, not to mention the ever-popular zombie dogs. It's tolerably action-packed, but zips past its borrowings (Aliens, Cube, Deep Blue Sea) without adding anything that future schlock pictures will want to imitate. -- Kim Newman
ResidentEvil: Revelations is a new story in the franchise that stars Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and other members of the BSAA in a horror...... more
ResidentEvil: Revelations is a new story in the franchise that stars Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and other members of the BSAA in a horror adventure unlike anything you've ever seen. The game takes players back to the events that took place between ResidentEvil 4 and ResidentEvil 5 and reveals the truth about the T-Abyss virus. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the Queen Zenobia, where horrors lurk around every corner, before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of ResidentEvil Revelations...
Reinvigorated after ResidentEvil 4, the celebrated survival horror series makes its first appearance on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Already a...... more
Reinvigorated after ResidentEvil 4, the celebrated survival horror series makes its first appearance on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Already a successful horror series, ResidentEvil 4 was one of the most notable games of last generation. A dramatic change in location and, for its time, some of the best visuals ever seen helped cement its place in game history. ResidentEvil 5 continues the tightly-scripted action sequences and original locales, now taking place in the heart of Africa. Series veteran Chris Redfield returns to fight the virus outbreak with new partner Sheva, who can now be controlled by a second player in co-operative play both online and off. A few changes have been made to the formula, however - most notably a streamlined control system. Taking inspiration from modern Western action titles, players now have much more control over their character, with strafing that allows for tighter movements and weapon selection that can be used during gameplay. Fans of the more old-fashioned controls can still switch back as and when they choose.Continuing on the successes of the series, ResidentEvil 5 sticks to its new focus on action inspired horror.
In order to deter bioterrorist activity, the president of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what happened in Raccoon City 10 years ago....... more
In order to deter bioterrorist activity, the president of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what happened in Raccoon City 10 years ago. However, the venue comes under attack and the president's friend, Leon S. Kennedy, must face a changed man and make a difficult decision in this terrifying video game. ResidentEvil 6 sees series' favourites Leon and Chris come together for the first time to conquer a huge threat. You must play to save the world, joined by many new characters fearing global destruction. Get ResidentEvil for Xbox 360 with free delivery, but look out for that feeling of absolute terror...
Race against time as players try to defeat as many enemies as possible in this intense Mercenaries gameplay experience. ResidentEvil: The...... more
Race against time as players try to defeat as many enemies as possible in this intense Mercenaries gameplay experience. ResidentEvil: The Mercenaries 3D features re-mastered stages from ResidentEvil 4 & ResidentEvil 5 for fast-paced, combat intensive action. Tackle the game's missions with the legendary ResidentEvil characters from the past and present as you face-off against some of the most terrifying enemies. Changes in ResidentEvil: The Mercenaries 3D have been implemented to take advantage of the new hardware, most notably transforming the stages and characters to full 3D.
Advantages: Strong female protagonist, interesting plot, good action, light-weight bit of fun Disadvantages: Some plot holes, misrepresented as a horror film
..., the transition from videogame to screen hasn't been met with much success. So imagine putting the zombie and the videogame together - what do you get? "Resident Evil;" a surprise hit that has spawned three sequels so far and god knows how many more in the future.
"Resident Evil" is certainly not a great film, but it's an enjoyable one. It knows how to keep certain members of the audience interested throughout...
Advantages: It's relatively easy-watching Disadvantages: Bland and predictable story
...?Day 6, 1800 hours, Los Angeles. No signs of life, not even the undead. They must have burned with the city. But what about the rest?"
Now in it fourth installment, the Resident Evil franchise shows no sign of ending, with the latest offering 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' released back in September. This time around, director of the first film W.S Anderson (husband of lead actress Milla...
Advantages: Environments, Length Disadvantages: 50-50 Graphics, Bosses, Controls, Enemies, Story
2009's Resident Evil 5's premise was first seen as questionable - swapping the dark and murky streets of Raccoon city, the grim n' grey surroundings of 4, - in favour of the scorching terrain of africa. Despite the lack of horror and thrills, its action was unrivalled and was a blockbuster title - punching boulders into volcanos and all. Yet no.6 tries to go one further... or 3...