Justin's Review of Resident Evil: Retribution
Like someone playing a video game without a memory card, 'Retribution' hits the reset button and wipes the slate clean. The old narrative is immediately abandoned and made meaningless (that's right, you spent good money to see a film that the filmmakers have deemed arbitrary) and the movie makes up a new one.
It's as if Mr. Anderson approached the project with a storyboard instead of a script (if that), and made the story up as he went along - like a confetti and fireworks filled parade thrown for no discernable holiday. 'Retribution' reuses the same tropes as its predecessors (sometimes literally) and is inept to the point of hilarity. There's no syntax, just set pieces.
Full Review at http://www.soundonsight.org/?p=133982