So I have only seen one of the Resident Evil movies and I wasn’t in love with it. But I do love the Resident Evil franchise with a passion even though the fourth game kind of sort of made me a terrible Spaniard…but anyways, I don’t know anyone who actually watches these movies seriously, if at all.
But when I saw there was a new one coming out, how could I not watch it like the trailer junkie I am? And this is what I saw:
So…I am going to keep this as calm and cool headed as humanly possible. Because I am a critic and a skeptic and must refuse to believe that Hollywood would make anything that would actually respects the fans of the source materials. But…
OH MY GOD IT’S ADA WONG! IT’S REALLY, TRULY, HONESTLY ADA WONG.
And what’s better, we are getting an amazing actress to play her – Li Bingbing. An accomplished actress of big screen and small in her native China, she is best known for her role as the witch from Forbidden Kingdom. I am very excited to see she is here, and its not going to be another Chun Li. Yes, I am aware Kristen Kreuk is half Chinese after someone pointed it out to me, but she was a terrible actress in it…no offense to Smallville fans. Nice to see some real talent portraying such a beloved badass character.
And we’ve got Leon Kennedy, also from Resident Evil 4, in it too! But well…he’s not what I would call a ringer for the character himself. He looks…kind of shaggy and unkempt, not like the military man from the games. But he’s in it, and he doesn’t seem to be a terrible actor so that’s okay.
As far as plot, all I know is that Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker are the villains and that once again, Alice is going to try to destroy Umbrella, this time globally and with enemies who look a lot more like the traditional monsters. However, to think this movie is going to follow the plot of any of the original games would be naive – it’s not going to happen in this lifetime. But if they can craft a good story out of it, that’ll be enough for me. So, hopefully, this will be a good movie, cause the sudden appearance of two very big name characters in this movie, plus what looks like a upped production value. We’ll have to wait for September 14th to know for sure.