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Watch Taken 2 Online. Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil: Retribution may be one of the most incoherent, stupid movies that I have ever seen. While I admittedly walked into the film as a neophyte, having never seen any of the other titles in the franchise or played any of the video games, Watch Taken 2 Online. the whole thing is so cacophonous, poorly structured, and badly put together that it’s hard to see how even die-hard fans would be able to make any sense of it.
And it’s not like the movie is made confusing by an intricate plot, because it's a head-scratcher from the very first scene. Download Taken 2 Movie. The story begins with the protagonist, Alice (Milla Jovovich) imprisoned and tortured in an underwater facility owned by the villainous Umbrella Corporation. She is then finds herself inexplicably freed by a woman named Ada Wong (Bingbing Li) and Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts)– the latter of who we were told in the opening narration was the man in charge of the Umbrella Corporation and who Alice apparently killed in a previous movie Download Taken 2 Movie.(and she doesn’t seem to be all too surprised to see him alive). Wong and Wesker inform Alice that there is a group of resistance fighters coming to meet them – none of whom are given a proper introduction – and that she has to escape the facility. Watch Hotel Transylvania Online. And that’s the entire plot. There are no side stories, there are no bigger character motivations, and the larger mission – dismantling Umbrella – is barely broached.
What we get instead of plot is action sequences. And by that I mean about 50 of them. Watch House At The End Of The Street Online. The whole thing plays like Anderson is completely terrified of his core audience’s low attention span, so he makes the movie operate in a way that the characters can’t move more than 20 feet at a time without having to kill some kind of biohazard in an over-stylized, bullet-and-blood ridden confrontation, featuring enough slow-motion and speed ramping to give Zack Snyder just cause for a lawsuit. Download The Dark Knight Rises Movie. This may sound great on paper, but the scenes rarely last more than two minutes, and because the script doesn’t bother with any kind of character development you really don’t care if any of the characters survive or die. Anderson actually tries to remedy this by giving Alice a fake deaf daughter who was created in a virus outbreak simulation – have I mentioned how inscrutable this movie is?– but rather than feeling like Ripley and Newt’s relationship from Aliens it just feels ham-fisted and stupid.
Naturally the action sequences don’t take long to get tedious, and because there’s no story the movie ends up having nothing to hold the viewer’s attention. Needless to say, I was regularly checking my watch and waiting for the whole thing to wrap up. Beyond the gaudy action, Retribution is just a poorly directed movie. Despite the fact that Anderson has digital maps and displays flashing at the audience constantly and 90% of the movie is set in one location, it’s impossible to get any sense of the size or shape of the world and the characters’ location within it.
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