Arts & Entertainment

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Milla Jovovich

Film critics have never been kind to this film franchise, but an enormous fan base worldwide has transformed this into the highest grossing film series to be based on video games.

Fans won’t be disappointed in the final chapter as some old characters join forces with protagonist Alice (Milla Jovovich) in this dark and gritty post-apocalyptic world to fight an action-packed battle with the undead hordes and new mutant monsters.

Strong horror themes prevail in this fast-paced, exceedingly loud, violent, action-horror zombie fest, with blood curdling effects and death defying stunts which should ensure there isn’t a dull moment in the biggest and most terrifying instalment in the franchise.

For optimum enjoyment it’s not mandatory for first-time viewers to have watched the previous chapters, a summation is served in the beginning which makes this a perfect stand-alone film.

There are plenty of surprises in this suspenseful cross between Mad Max Fury Road and World War Z, and anticipation grows from the onset as Alice announces: “My name is Alice and this is the end of my story”.

But is this really the end of the story? (MMo)

★★★1/2