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Resident Evil 6 Movie Release Date Revealed, Will Probably Be Set In Space Or Something


I never say this but…I think it’s time for a reboot. 

Confession: I’ve seen all of the Resident Evil movies in theaters. Shut up. I have a long-standing love affair with Milla Jovovich.

That aside, I’m not blinded by my love. What started off as a decent take on the famous video game has devolved into a rotting corpse. The last installment, Resident Evil: Retribution, brought to life some of our favorite characters from the video game franchise, and brought dead characters back to life, but failed to deliver as a movie in any way. So you can understand my dismay at hearing they are going to attempt another.

Sony/Screen Gems will bring us Resident Evil 6 (no, not based on that exact game) on September 12, 2014. Empire writes, “While there’s no confirmation yet that the franchise’s director and star will be rejoining, it’s reasonably safe to assume that Paul W. S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich will sign up soon for another crack at the dastardly Umbrella Corporation.”

I guess you can blame me since I helped contribute to the worldwide box office of over $221 million dollars that gave them the idea it was worth it to make another one. But honestly, I’ve thought it was time to shut down and retool for a while now. Video game adaptations rarely leave fans happy but it would be interesting to see them try and follow them a bit closer next time instead of letting things get too outrageous. I mean, the films were already down that path but Retribution literally left Alice at the White House with flying zombie dragon looking things surrounding it. I just…stop.

(via Empire)

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  • Renee I.

    RE movies are my guilty pleasure and I just don’t care how bad they are. I love Milla and sadly will keep going to see them as long as they keep churning them out. >.>

  • Anonymous

    Huh. I always thought the whole thing was one big metaphor for gentrification. Like, Raccoon City was supposed to be Williamsburg.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christina-Morejon/1058281650 Christina Morejon

    I have to admit to loving MJ too (shut up dont judge me) but this last movie stunk so badly I had to scrub my brain with bleach. Also, the previous one pissed me off because I actually spent money to go to the theatres to see it and all I could notice was that Mila wore these GAWDS awful high heel boots when showing her standing still, but any actions shots the boot magically lost their ridiculous 10 inch heel. It didnt just happen in one shot—it was the whole movie and it was SO freaking blatant that I wonder how they let that go? Totally threw me out of enjoying the film. But yeah A reboot is def in order.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah me too, I always have to see them when they come out, if only for the sake of the amazng visuals. They come like every 3 or 4 years or so, I cannot not see them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christina-Morejon/1058281650 Christina Morejon

    Amazing Visuals?? are we talking about the same movie? Lol

  • Anonymous

    Why yes, I’m easy to please

  • Anonymous

    Don’t feel bad. I’ve watched ever single one on screen, too. They’re just so bad, they’re good. And fun.

  • Anonymous

    I think there’s a point in these films where you have to say, “Welp, the world’s pretty much beyond any hope of redemption at this point. Let’s get some drinks, kick back and watch the remainder of the apocalypse until the latest Horrific CGI Abomination eats our heads.”

  • Dominic Holmboe

    I hope they bring back K-Mart and Claire for the sixth movie!

  • Jeff LaSala

    See, I made the mistake of actually reading the Resident Evil novels (based on the games)—which I totally enjoyed—and that’s what makes the movies so disappointing. The Umbrella Corporation is a fun evil empire that’s somewhere overwrought in the movies, and Milla (who I like in other things) just upstages a cast of cool, likable S.T.A.R.S. characters. A shame. Yet I’ve watched all the movies and mildly enjoyed them (the first being the best), but they’re still a shadow.

  • Travis Fischer

    The RE movies are so bad that their stupidity actually jumped back and infected the source material.

  • Pink Apocalypse

    THANK YOU. I thought I was going crazy when I noticed that, because nobody else could confirm it after watching it.

    High heel boots on a female action star = instant irritation with me.

  • Gert Sønderby

    Oh, you mean “Operation Retcon City”?

    Honestly, that was a lot more stupid than anything I’ve seen in the movies so far. Count me among the ‘guilty pleasure’ people. :-)

  • Travis Fischer

    I mean the series in general. With the possible exception of the 3DS game I haven’t played yet, every game from RE4 and up has been mind-numbingly dumb.

  • Life Lessons

    I’m looking forward to this last one. I think they are amazing. Plus the first five minutes of the last film is utter visual brilliance. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.slap.7 Dan Theman Doye

    alice always getting caught by people LOL i hate the whole movie was based on the training facility. thier all good, the games are just way better then the movies lets get real they got to make a movie not a video game

  • http://www.facebook.com/justin.mcelhaney.9 Justin McElhaney

    the movies aren’t bad I’ve played all of the games and the movies have much better storylines then the games,eventually the movies were not going to follow the game story line,and anytime a movie makes 4x it’s own budget and u can make a sequal they will.The fact that they made 1 and then the next 4 made more money then the previous 1 b4 it means box office success and from a business standpoint is smart to do…

  • http://www.facebook.com/amechi.green Amechi Elposio Green

    I find the last post funny, I finaly noticed that they never left “real” resident evil fans do the work to write. lol flying dragon zombies? If you knew anything about the games as much as you claim you did, you would know that those were from resident evil 5……. So do some more research before you talk trash about my resident evil

  • http://www.facebook.com/amechi.green Amechi Elposio Green

    So let me guess jill, that giant monster alice fights in retribution was a giant infected king kong? Nah, that’s called a licker, maybe you should look up what those “dragon zombie” things are.xD Because those my friend, are straight from re5 the game.

  • JazzyBee

    I hate all of the Resident Evil movies expect the first one.That one was bearable. I grew up playing RE on PlayStation. I basically adore this franchise. The games have this quiet, subtle kind ofhorror. The characters wander through desolate buildings, sometimes encountering the undead. The games rely heavily on emotion while the movies just put a bunch of mindless violence in an hour and thirty minutes. AND THAT’S NOT SCARY! I really wanted a resident evil movie with Leon and Claire. Sadly that will never be.

  • skunkybeaumont

    I am in the middle of doing a video on how to make the Resident Evil movie series good. Kind of like Belated Media’s ‘What if the Star Wars prequels were good’ videos.

  • Xavier

    Guilty pleasure as well, love me some Mila, even if the movies have as noted, rotted . . I’m just mesmerized by the lead, if only the material had been much better (self aware of the joke or more serious and crafted with care for the mythos). Hopefully the end will R.I.P., and there is ever a reboot, like the Transformers, try for quality over quantity next time, a more faithful adaptation with more scintillating than senses overload. As for these movies, maybe there is a fanedit that condenses them done to a note worthy single movie ~ or a trainer on acrobatics and wirework.

  • simon corbett

    This is an insult to the proper Resident Evil fans, people that say don’t watch it then aren’t the problem, it’s the people that do that force these horrible sequels and while that is happening then we’ll never actually get a PROPER Resident Evil movie.

    And as to the not watching well that’s we have boycotting community’s, one more thing Resident Evil in space is the last straw!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/337193743005465/