The staggeringly successful Resident Evil movie franchise is one of my big guilty pleasures. The films’ zombie-featuring carnage, enjoyably preposterous plot twists, and apparent propensity for cladding star Milla Jovovich in items from the Hustler store’s S&M spring collection more than make up for any arguable lack of Chekhovian character development.
The trailer for the fifth RE movie, Resident Evil: Retribution, has just hit the web and looks encouraging. Which is to say, it boasts undead mayhem, the presence of characters who shuffled off this mortal coil way back in the first movie, and the sight of Jovovich wearing the kind of outfit more usually associated with newspaper stories headlined NAKED SENATOR ARRESTED IN DUNGEON-BROTHEL STING.
In other words: Classic Resident Evil!!!
Resident Evil: Retribution hits theaters on Sept. 14.