Most fans gave up on the Resident Evil movies after the first one. Yet, with one goofy and ridiculous sequel after another, they keep making them. The franchise is like the zombies and monsters from which they feature… they just keep coming and coming. Will there ever been an end?
Well, actually, yeah there will be. Returning Resident Evil franchise star Ali Larter (who will play Claire Redfield for the third time) promises the upcoming Resident Evil 6 will actually mark the end of the franchise.
Resident Evil 6 is tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. The title alone indicates the end of the Paul WS Anderson directed films, which are loosely based on the wildly popular Resident Evil video game series. If that’s not concrete enough, then Resident Evil: The Final Chapter co-star Ali Larter has the killing headshot. Larter was asked by IGN if this is indeed the final installment in the Resident Evil movie franchise , she responded with a direct “I know it is.”
Larter went onto say:
“How many movies have this kind of fanbase and get to be made six times? I think that’s extraordinary. It’s a total testament to [series star] Milla [Jovovich] and Paul [WS Anderson]. I’m so grateful to them, that they chose me to be a part of it halfway through, and they’ve kept me along for the ride. I love that it’s not seven men and one woman. I mean, these are two women, and they’re not competing with each other. You know, there are such easy clichés these two could fall into, but this is definitely a female power movie.”
How will the film end? Larter is type lipped toting “We are not allowed to say one thing.” That old chestnut.
“I am held to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that the script is amazing. They’re really wrapping up the whole series, so that just makes it a little more poignant. To be able to come back and reprise my role as Claire and my relationship with Alice, with Umbrella Corp. — you know, I’m excited to get back in it. I think the fans are just going to be beyond excited.”
Larter’s comments come off as someone who clearly hasn’t watched these movies. There’s nothing amazing about them, unless of course, a 2 hour music video (which these movies have basically become) is to be considered an actual film. She should have just said “more grossly over powered female heroes in wet t-shirts punching and shooting things” and that would have been a far more honest assessment. The Resident Evil movies have become cliche onto themselves, that get lazier and more cynical which each installment. But, Larter is right about one thing… these film have a following. Clearly there is a sect people who will be disheartened with today’s news.