This franchise has managed to stay at the same average rating for me with the same old scares each entry. The 3rd film has been the highlight for me, and the fourth entry was just horrible. Interesting to begin with, but as it rolled along it lost momentum and lost the audience. The ending was horribler and left the audience wondering what the hell was going on.
Never trust professional critics is one of my famous mottos. All the movies I tend to love, they hate. Chernobyl Diaries isn't amazing, but what it offers is alot of suspense and tension throughout in a fascinating setting. The most dissapointing aspet of the film was the ending. The big climax chase was great, but the last minute was utterly dissapointing.
Resident Evil is something of a guilty pleasure for me. I usually hate movies that have no plot, but this franchise has the goods. Loads of awesome action sequences with babes, but this 5th film also brough back notorious bad chick Michelle Rodriguez. I saw #4 before I saw the first three, but when I eventually watched them all in a marathon I loved it. So when this flick rolled around I was quite excited. Whilst the opening sequence is pretty much for people who haven't seen the franchise (it's Alice doing a re-cap) it's also good to get a refresh. A paper thin plot is to be expected, but this film kept me enthralled the entire time. I hope there's many more to come. Laugh out loud moments were great too.