Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post

I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at the 6th and final installment of Paul W. S. Anderson’s Resident Evil series: 2016’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

An old enemy works with Alice (Milla Jovovich) in an attempt to stop Umbrella’s plans for good.

Is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Scary?

The only scary thing is how much Resident Evil: The Final Chapter doesn’t care about its own continuity.


Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is bad even in the context of all the Resident Evil films not being good movies, this one is one of the worst. The story retcons major events causing major continuity errors and changes things that ruin the logic of the series even in the context of its own universe.

Trust me there are a lot of continuity errors in this movie that affects the whole series but besides that, this movie itself is horribly shot and edited. Paul W.S. Anderson not only adds a ridiculous amount of jump cuts to action scenes but also adds a shaky cam effect when no action occurs. In one 7-second scene, there are 22 jump cuts where you barely know what’s going on. Watching this movie, I legitimately got a headache at several points.

Taking this movie for what it is, a group of survivors trying to stop Umbrella before something bad happens- it’s an okay movie but, add the horrible directing and editing and that makes it a bad movie with very few good scenes. Take the movie as a finale for the Resident Evil series with its changes to past major plot events that show the writer doesn’t care at all and you have one of, if not the worst movie in this series.

On a positive note, the acting fine for the most part.

Overall I can’t recommend Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to anyone. Usually, I would say I would recommend these movies to those that are fans of these movies but with this one, it’s so bad as a finale, I don’t think some fans would even like it.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 37%

Metacritic – 49

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