Get ready to re-enter a world of zombies, genetic experiments, and shady corporations when Resident Evil returns for another action-packed entry. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth installment in the horror-action adventure franchise based on the popular game of the same name. Paul W.S. Anderson is returning to helm the picture which is said to be the final conclusion to the series that began with 2002's Resident Evil. Milla Jovovich will return as Alice, the amnesiac herion who is always ready to face-off against the most horrifying creatures of Raccoon City.
Here's the plot synopsis:
The film will pick up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution. Humanity stands on its last legs as Alice is forced into an alliance with former Umbrella Corporation leader Albert Wesker. As the survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead hordes, Alice returns to where the nightmare began: Raccoon City, where the Red Queen—which now controls the remnants of Umbrella—is gathering its forces for a final strike against the remaining survivors of the T-Virus apocalypse. Although Alice has her superhuman abilities back, the Red Queen's plans will ensure that this fight is the most difficult fight of her life.
This last film seems to be trying to pull out all the stops based on the description in the plot summary. Alice will face-off against her mortal enemy, The Red Queen, while also joining forces with an organization that she still perceives as a threat to her and to her freedom. Since this will be the big-finish for the film series, it's guaranteed that Anderson is going to pour on the over-the-top action and carnage from the earlier films. You'll also notice that a certain picture/set photo was left out of this post because it was dripping with spoilers about the film's ending.
Despite the intense criticism the films have received from critics and hard-core fans of the RE games, Resident Evil is still one of the highest-grossing video-game movie franchises, as well as being one of the most financially and commercially successful action-franchises of the 21st century. This was the franchise that made Jovovich a major household name, even though there are times when it feels more like a curse than a gift. As far as box-office goes, the film will perform well since there is still an audience/core-fanbase interested in viewing these films. Also, keep in mind that even though the films are coming to an end, there is still a TV series on the horizon. All in all, it seems to be the perfect cinematic send-off.