Sometimes, I surprise myself with what films appeal to me. I know, deep down, that the Resident Evil series is not good. On its best day, it's just ok. And I'm fine with that. It's survival horror eye candy that only exists to make you laugh along with the absurdity. It's Milla Jovovich chewing the scenery for 90 minutes at a time as really bad looking CGI dogs chase after her. The full theatrical trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution is more of the same. Alice and a ton of returning characters (some of whom we thought were long dead) are racing round the world. The Umbrella Corporation's T-Virus has apparently destroyed the whole world, not just random generic cities and deserts in North America.
There is a glimmer of hope here. It looks like the newest entry will pull back the curtain on Alice herself. Everything she's known might be a lie. She's fighting against the Umbrella Corporation possibly because the Umbrella Corporation wanted someone to fight. That's a different angle for once.
Resident Evil: Retribution comes out on September 14 in 3D. Will you be watching?