As far as mindless action movies go, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter does a fine job in providing plenty of action from start to finish, with different types of zombies and monsters, and jump scares.  There are some supporting characters whose only purpose is to show up and die quickly, without having their faces or names being remembered by anyone, but that’s to be expected.

If I treat this as a standalone movie, I actually like its story – it is almost reasonable as far as a mindless movie can be.  I also love its final twist.  Unfortunately, for this story to work, this movie retconned the history, the creator of the T-Virus and most importantly, the daughter of him.  This is especially unfortunate because this part of history was told in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), which was widely regarded as one of the best movies in the series.  Even more unfortunate is that even with this retcon, this movie contradicts its prior entries in many ways.

Note: I didn’t stay till the end of the credits, but supposedly if we do that we’d hear the Red Queen says something.  She is played by Ever Gabo Anderson, the real-life daughter of Milla Jovovich.

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