Friday 20 January 2012
All I can say is WOW! What a Mach 3, hair on fire ride this is going to be. Plus, it makes me happier than Newt Gingrich at a swingers party to see Michelle Rodriguez and Sienna Guillory once again joining Alice in the zombie killing. What a trio of badass bitches! These movies just do it for me. I mean the only thing that could make them better would be to have werewolves. And with the sheer evil genius that is the Umbrella Corporation, who knows, I may just get them.
These movies are not for everyone and many have accused them of being formulaic, but so what if they are. They're not pretending to be anything else. It's a killer female versus an evil organization and zombies. A simple, in-your-face formula that works in my opinion. And 200 million plus worldwide at the box office is pretty hard evidence to that effect.
I have been a huge fan of this franchise since the first Res Evil hit the theaters back in 2002. Alice is right up there with Ripley and Buffy for me. As someone who grew up watching my sisters be eternally stupid and victimized in horror films, these ladies were the Big Reveal. And indeed there are many more ass-kicking females on television and in films as a result of the success of these three characters. I love these ladies and can only hope that there will continue to be more roles like them for women. No more cannon fodder girly girls who require a man to rescue them.
Resident Evil: Retribution hits theaters September 14.
So are you a fan geek like me? A hater? Or meh about the whole thing?