(firstshowing.net) Resident Evil: Retribution tries nothing new with the series and even finds a way of ripping off in the most blatant of ways. Somehow the zombies have been retconned from being the slow walkers of old to the hyper-speed sprinters of more recent years.Other blatant nods to horror of past show up here and there, some far too obvious.
At this point it doesn't even matter where the Resident Evil franchise goes from here. They're made so quickly and so cheaply that it's no wonder at all that Anderson and crew can punch one of these out in two years and probably have a year or so to kick back and relax. The effects are the same, the stunts are the same, and the monsters all end up looking the same. Thought and effort never even become a factor because of a built-in acceptance that these movies are going to be terrible. They could at least be entertaining.