The beginning of the end.
A reboot of the apocalyptic sci-fi action franchise is apparently already in the works, minus star Milla Jovovich, but this sixth instalment Resident Evil: The Final Chapter does, more or less, live up to its title and tie up the existing series’ tangled plot strands.
It is 10 years after the deadly T-virus turned most of humanity into zombies and Jovovich’s amnesiac warrior Alice is in a final race against time to foil the schemes of the evil Umbrella Corporation. She might, also, discover her true identity…
After six movies, there’s little here in the way of monster slaying or gauntlet running that fans of the series won’t have seen before. But with the zombie hordes snapping at Alice’s heels – literally so in one sequence – writer-director Paul WS Anderson (Jovovich’s husband) seizes the opportunity to showcase the acrobatic agility of his impressively lithe star – and off-screen wife.
Certificate 15. Runtime 106 mins. Director Paul WS Anderson
Available on Blu-ray & DVD from 12 June, and on Digital from 29 May.