‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ Clips & Featurette: Lickers, Zombie Killing & New Characters [Updated]

Published 1 year ago by , Updated August 27th, 2012 at 2:53 pm,

The powerhouse action moviemaking couple that is “Expenda-belles” candidate Milla Jovovich and writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson are at it again in Resident Evil: Retribution - and we have four clips to prove it.

First in line is an excerpt from a vehicle chase where the semi-invincible Alice (Jovovich) and her comrades, including Luther West (Boris Kodjoe), soar through downtown Moscow and crash its underground railway system – with such obstacles along the way as bazooka-armed Umbrella employees, abandoned vans, and a raging Licker. Let the multiple explosions and slow-motion stunts commence!

An additional clip includes the Comic-Con footage of an Arctic-based showdown involving Alice, a mind-controlled Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), and a physically-enhanced Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodriguez), along with a ton of flying fists and bullets. Our roundup also includes a portion from the corridor-set battle where Alice flip-kicks and slices zombies to ribbons using a chain with a sharpened end, as well as the terse initial encounter between our heroine and Ada Wong (Bingbing Li).

Those who are not up to speed on the dramatic story developments in Resident Evil: Retribution should check out the official trailer (which unpacks some of the more convoluted details) before progressing any further.

UPDATE: You can also learn more about the storyline by watching the newly-unveiled featurette below (followed by the additional clips):

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With Retribution, Anderson carries over the best stylistic elements from previous Resident Evil installments (native 3D and high frame-rate photography) and combinines them together with an action-driven narrative that incorporates several characters from the source video games that fans have been begging to see in live-action form – the idea being that this will allow Retribution to properly set the stage for one last movie, before Jovovich and Anderson finally call it quits.

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The ratio of style to substance remains unaltered from previous films, as does a continued portrayal of Alice as the sort of invulnerable superhero who would indeed be right at home in an Expendables movie (or self-insert fan-fiction, if we’re being brutally honest). It’s for reasons like that Retribution won’t convince Resident Evil video game fans who’ve long been against Anderson’s films to alter their stance.

Members of that anti-Resident Evil movie camp can take comfort knowing the end is nigh, while those who remain loyal supporters of Anderson’s vision can look forward to a new grand-scale installment – as buildup to an even bigger climax, which will release more than 10 years after Anderson and Jovovich began their run.

Resident Evil: Retribution opens in theaters on September 14th, 2012.

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Source: Sony Pictures

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  1. The Resident Evil movies are total low level pulp with bad stories, bad dialogue and ridiculous action scenes. But damn, I love the eye candy and Milla Jovovich in tight outfits captured in slow motion. The Resident Evil franchise is the epitome of “guilty pleasure”. :D

  2. everything from the acting to the editing… to the cliche “action” set pieces is just wrong.. ive seen maybe one of these resident evil movies and after that i never saw another.. These have never been an accurate representation of the Resident Evil games I grew up playing….. Oh Paul W.S. Anderson.. U have ruined so many things.. from 3 Musketeers to Death Race to this franchise…

    • You admit you saw only one movie but give an opinion on them all. Kinda lame. These movies are not supposed to be the game’s story in movie form. If you want those stories then play the games (as I have, all of them). The reason these movies are so good is they are set in the RE universe and not the same story the games tell.

      To each his own but I say keep up the good work Paul WS Anderson.

  3. I suppose if you grew up with these movies they are awesome. But me, not so much.

  4. I wish they’d release a clip of Leon. He’s my favorite character from the games. I’ve been waiting like five movies for him to debut in live action

  5. The second clip has Leon in it he is the guy on the far left of Luther, And they picked a horrible guy to play Leon, I would have rather stuck with the old Leornardo Dicaprio to play as Leon Kennedy I mean most of his movies are Cop scripts anyways right? regardless if he doesnt look like a pretty boy anymore he still would have been a better Leon Kennedy I think

  6. I have seen all these movies and am totally shocked each time I hear there is another sequel. Aside from the first film which was just ok (mostly because of the great ending and setup to a second film) the movies have been TERRIBLE. I mean I thought that they were going to reinvent the franchise with the fourth installment and I was totally wrong, just more of the same nonsense.

    These movies should be about survival horror and mystery and instead have become about silly little jump scenes, kung fu kicks to zombies, and just blowing up zombies with weapons. There is absolutely no fear and horror in these films. the games have you on the edge of your seat more.

    Hopefully they will end this franchise with this latest flick and if anything just reboot and do it right.

    • I say they are not terrible. These movies have a HUGE fanbase and I am one of them. I say keep them coming. They are always pure fun and each movie has its own feel. Where you see nonsense I see great movie entertainment!

  7. Well, I like this franchise. I’ve played the games and with the intro of Alice it sets the movies into a different “universe”. And watching Milla kick ass is nothing but icing on a cake. I can’t wait to see this one.

    • thumbs up!

  8. I cant wait to see this latest installment in a great franchise. To me, these movies get a little better each time. They are mindless, zombie killing fun each and every time. More movies should cater to entertainment than all the attempts at seriousness Hollywood employs these days. We need more fun at the movie theater and the RE franchise does it every single time.

  9. Can’t wait! Love these movies. Mindless zombie slaying here I come!

  10. Didn’t Alice lose her powers at the end of the last movie?

  11. hhm don’t know about this. The only one slightly worth rating is the first and that aint that good. Will still watch this when it eventually drops though, just to see

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