Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Friday, 10 April 2020

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Could do with some more flesh.

  • Starring:

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola, Ever Anderson

  • Directed by:

    Paul W.S. Anderson

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/zombies are punched, kicked, choked (plastic bags/ropes), shot, decapitated, beaten, electrocuted, dragged behind a vehicle, thrown from a moving vehicle, knocked off a motorcycle, bound, elbowed, head-butted, trampled, sliced, maimed, blasted/thrown through the air, crushed, bludgeoned, strangled, stabbed, hit with objects, slammed into walls, threatened with torture, burned alive, attacked/eaten by zombie animals, used as bait, stomped on. Weapons: handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, machine guns, rockets, rifles, nail guns, vehicle spikes, knives, needle, chain, catapults, flaming barrels, grenades, land mines. Explosions, fireballs. Vehicles chases/crashes, burning vehicles, tanks, crushed airplane. Cities in ruin, burning building. Child with gun. Images of nuclear mushroom cloud, famine, medical procedures, war, skeletons. Murder of 7 billion people mentioned. Blood/gore: Bodies seen hanged/decomposing/strung up/burning/split into pieces. Body parts, decapitated heads in tank, hand reaching into stomach cavity. Blood spray, spitting/dripping blood, blood spatter, bloody cuts, gore spatter, chainsaw covered in gore, bodies sliced into segments, blood dripping down wall, zombies biting people, zombie eating hand. Scars, bandages, scratches, bruising, limping, person in wheelchair. Cracking of bones heard, injection seen. Child choking, CPR performed. Objects protruding from heads, eyes, hand. Person threatened with needle at neck.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting. Shirtless zombies, cleavage, bare midriff. Naked bodies hanging up.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (spirits). Anti-viral vial. A woman drinks an unknown medication.

  • LANGUAGE:

    B*tches. Name-calling. Rude gesture. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    Zombies, zombie armies, mutants, artificial intelligence, humanity, apocalypse, extinction, religious fanatacism, cloning, cryogenics, survival, viral infection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital scene - dying child. Funeral scene. Zombies and mutant animal zombies/creatures (tentacles, sharp teeth, no skin, bones/muscles/ligature visible, mouths splitting into quadrants with fangs, wolves, dogs, dragons, dinosaurs). Fast-paced editing, shaky hand-held camerawork. Audio after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Intense, chaotic, brazen, bizarre, fan-friendly, satisfying, hallucinatory, enjoyable, ridiculous, violent, idiotic, gory, fun. Kinetic/balletic/athletic/intense/charismatic/fierce performance by Milla Jovovich, non-stop action, climactic finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unambitious, staid, predictable, brainless, recycled, exhausting, repetitive, incomprehensible, messy. Dark/murky/rote/incoherent action sequences, thin plot, convoluted storyline, fleshless characterisation, unconvincing special effects, hammy dialogue, ear-splitting music.

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