NOTE: Comments from Paul W.S. Anderson are taken from Lights, Camera, GAME OVER!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which is available for pre-order now.
Regular listeners to the Flickering Myth Podcast will know that my movie tastes aren’t the norm when it comes to being a paid ‘film critic’. I have little interest in The Godfather or Citizen Kane, but will happily talk ad nauseam about the Child’s Play series or Friday the 13th. When it comes to Spielberg I’m more Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark than Jaws and Schindler’s List, and I loathe the works of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. I’ve not seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Not one. Come to think of it, I didn’t see any of last year’s either. Perhaps that’s why I find myself in the minority when it comes to praising Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil series, the final chapter of which was recently released.
Friends of mine and those I follow on Twitter certainly aren’t fans. They all seem to think they’re garbage, a waste of everyone’s time and energy. Flickering Myth’s Rob Kojder called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, “Unprecedented levels of stupidity”, while another friend noted it was, “absolute trash of the highest order”. However one review caught my eye and it sums up my feelings about the franchise.
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