RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ali Larter, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Mark Simpson, Joon-Gi Lee. The sixth, and hopefully final, instalment of this successful franchise based on a popular genre mashing video game actually takes the bloody post-apocalyptic series full circle. Taking up shortly after where Resident Evil: Retribution left off, The Final Chapter sees our heroine Alice (again played by Milla Jovovich) informed by the Red Queen that a cure exists for the T Continue reading

ASSASSIN’S CREED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Kurzel Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Menochet, Ariane Labeb, Khalid Abdalla, Essie Davis, Mahas Varela, Callum Turner, Carlos Bardem, Javier Gutierrez, Hovik Keuchkerian. Cinema is littered with failed attempts to bring popular video games to the big screen, with expensive flops like Mortal Kombat, Streetfighter, Wing Commander, Super Mario Brothers, and even the more recent Warcraft failing to inspire the most ardent of fans. Continue reading

RESIDENT EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, While based on the popular video game, this big budget film adaptation of Resident Evil liberally borrows from a number of other well-known films for its visual style. Film fans should have little trouble identifying these influences, in particular George A Romero's cult classic Night Of The Living Dead, which the film slavishly imitates for much of its duration. Like most other video games that have become movies (Streetfighter, Super Mario Brothers, etc) Resident Evil loses something Continue reading