Resdient Evil: Retribution

Brittany Hinkel, Editor/Cartoonist

Imagine, if you could, a world completely engulfed in death and disease. Those still alive are far out-numbered by the dead. There is no safe place to eat, drink, or sleep.

This compelling, post-apocalyptic scenario is depicted in the “Resident Evil” movies. The new film, “Resident Evil: Retribution”, continues the same exciting and horrifying plot.

In the movies, a corporation called Umbrella performs confidential experiments on a bio-warfare technology called the T-9 virus. Unfortunately, the virus was not contained and an air-borne strain quickly contaminated the workers in the entire facility.

Eventually the virus spread throughout the United States, and then the world.

The T-9 virus was designed to kill, but it developed another gruesome characteristic: it was able to re-animate the dead.

These re-animated dead bodies had limited brain function, and so they operated on basic need. One of these basic needs is the need to feed. They crave the taste of living flesh, and so, those who are left alive are potential meals.

The virus can also be spread by bites and scratches. Thus, any living members attacked by the dead were converted, adding to the massive army.

“Retribution” flips the plot from self-preservation, to a full-blown war on evil to save humanity.

This movie far exceeded my expectations. It was new, exciting, and unpredictable. It brought back creatures from previous movies and introduced new ones.

I definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a good horror/thriller movie. It is sure to have you looking over your shoulder.