Video game movies are very tricky to bring to life. Usually, because the only restraint for a video game itself is money and the time, the developer will give its people to try and make it happen like they want. However, with a film, they tend to go between an hour and thirty minutes, to three hours long at max. Add to that the need to “show” gameplay, and it can be a very tricky thing to do. Because of that, very few video game movies have done well. One exception is the Resident Evil franchise, which is gearing up for its ending with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
In the film, which picks up only three weeks after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, the previous film, Alice (played by Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Because why not, right? Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, home of the Umbrella Corporation (big nod to the gamers there) is, and where the antagonist, Albert Wesker, is gathering his forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
To stop him and the Umbrella Corporation, Alice will have to join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in battles with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Making this more of a challenge, Alice has lost her superhuman abilities. Thus making this the most intense battle, and war, she has fought so far. Here’s a new clip of the film brought to us by Sony.
So yeah, whether you are a fan of video game movies, or think they’re not worth your time, you still may want to catch up on the Resident Evil series, and prepare for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, in a way, it’s the end of an era, one that may not be repeated for some time. The film hits theaters January 27th.