New Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer Continues the Conspiracy
06.14.12 by Ryan
The last time we saw Alice (Milla Jovovich), in 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife, she and her friends were surrounded by a squadron of assault helicopters sent by the Umbrella Corporation, the company that started the entire zombie outbreak in 2002's Resident Evil. In other words, a fifth installment was planned long before Afterlife brought in $296 million in worldwide box office.
In the new extended-length trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn that Alice's past holds the key to how the Umbrella Corporation was able to manipulate her and gain control of several cities throughout the world. It also hints that Alice may still be a puppet in the corporation's grand schemes for either world domination or world obliteration — it's pretty hard to tell what Umbrella's end game is at this point.
Fans of the franchise will be happy to know that the trailer does showcase the leather-clad Alice as she kicks, whips, and shoots her way from an idyllic (and perhaps false) suburban beginning through to the inevitable showdown with Umbrella (that is, until the next movie's inevitable showdown). There are also plenty of zombies and giant monsters to fight along the way, along with more recognizable characters from the Resident Evil video game series that launched the movie franchise.
Retribution was written and directed by franchise architect Paul W.S. Anderson, who previously promised video game fans that the movie would include the Las Plagas virus from the Resident Evil 4 game, as well as feature an action sequence that includes a Rolls Royce set in Moscow with zombies and a Licker creature (also from the games). He clearly fulfilled his promises, as both of those elements are featured in the trailer.
The cast includes plenty of familiar faces, including Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine (no surprise after her cameo in Afterlife). More surprising, though, is Michelle Rodriguez's return as the previously deceased Rain Ocampo. Oded Fehr's return as Carlos Olivera and Colin Salmon's as One are still a mystery. Boris Kodjoe is back as Afterlife survivor Luther, as well as new recruits (and video game mainstays) Leon S. Kennedy (Johann Urb), Barry Burton (Kevin Durand), and Ada Wong (Li Bingbing).