The Fifth Element Review

The Fifth Element is a 1997 science fiction action film directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, and Chris Tucker.  The film follows taxicab driver and former special forces major, Korben Dallas (Willis), who joins forces with a young woman who falls into his cab, to recover four mystical stones essential for the survival of Earth against an impending attack. Positives: Good performances Great humor Good action Great cast Great characters Witty dialogue Good editing Negatives: Dated visuals Some overacting Plot: This story is…

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Resident Evil Film Series Review

Resident Evil a science fiction action horror film series directed by Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), Alexander Witt (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), and Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction), starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, and Ali Larter.  Loosely based on the Capcom video games of the same name, series follows protagonist Alice (Milla Jovovich), who was once a security operative working for the fictional Umbrella Corporation, who becomes an…

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Resident Evil: Retribution Review

Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 science fiction action horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, and Li Bingbing.  It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the video game series of the same name and follows Alice (Jovovich) who is captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater facility used for testing the T-virus. Positives: Good…

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Review

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a 2016 science fiction action horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, and Iain Glen.  Loosely based on the video game series of the same name, serving as the sixth and final installment in the Resident Evil film series the film follows Alice and her friends who are betrayed by Albert Wesker, who gathers the entire forces of Umbrella into one final strike against the apocalypse survivors. Positives: Great characters…

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Resident Evil: Extinction Review

Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 action horror film directed by Russell Mulcahy, starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti, and Mike Epps.  It is the third installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the video game series Resident Evil and follows the heroine Alice (Jovovich), along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting characters Good soundtrack…

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Resident Evil: Afterlife Review

Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 science fiction action horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, based on the video game series Resident Evil of the same name.  The film stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Kim Coates, and Spencer Locke.  It is the fourth installment in the Resident Evil film series, following Alice (Jovovich) who searches for and rescues the remaining survivors in Los Angeles after the T-virus outbreak, and teaming up against Albert Wesker (Roberts), the head of the Umbrella Corporation. Positives: Good…

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Review

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 apocalyptic action horror film directed by Alexander Witt, starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, and Mike Epps.  It is the second installment in the Resident Evil film series, based on the video game series Resident Evil, following Alice (Jovovich), who has escaped the underground Umbrella facility and must band with other survivors including Jill Valentine (Guillory) and escape Raccoon City alive. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting characters Great soundtrack Good use of practical and…

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Resident Evil Review

Resident Evil is a 2002 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon.  It is the first installment in the Resident Evil film series, based on the video game series Resident Evil, following Alice (Jovovich) and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility. Positives: Good performances by the main and supporting cast Interesting characters Interesting, well-placed story Good use of…

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