I watched it yesterday and now that I have my thoughts settled, I’m going to give my opinion on different stuff. SPOILERS AHEAD. English is not my first language so bare with me a little.
The good things
*Creepy atmosphere at the start . That bottomless and long haired zombie was sick!
*Really appreciate that they showed Leon in a very vulnerable state (reaching a break point, using alcohol to scape). He might be indestructible but we often forget that he is a human being and his emotions have a limit too.
*Leon’s stunts. WTF? Everytime he makes an appearance he surprises me even more. It’s so frustrating I can’t express how much I loved his scenes asdgfjibhjdfjkxf. The chills are real, man.
*Matthew Mercer as Leon. He’s a great voice actor.
*Rebeca’s comeback. Even though she played a less-action-ish role than in RE0, it’s good to know Capcom has not forgotten about her.
*Emotions transmitted to the viewer. That small amount of info that the soldier gives to Chris about his family is enough to make you care for him and kinda sad when Chris has to kill him. Related to that, Glenn killing the whole team in the first 10 minutes (and the way he does it) is a little infuriating and makes you hate Glenn so easily.
*Tyrant. They will always have a special place in my heart.
*Los iluminados mention. Even though RE4 is part of the main games, it always felt a little off (in terms of story) and only tied a little bit with the other games by Ada and Wesker. It kinda makes sense in the RE universe now.
*Laser gun. Fucking badass but I still have to question myself: considering what it did to all those buildings, why Leon’s face wasn’t disintegrated when it passed so close to him? Funny detail
*Less complicated story. Comparing it to Degeneration and Damnation, which involved political issues that (for me at least) made it really hard to follow, Vendetta just had one and simple background: Glenn wants revenge for his… uhm… “unfinished” wedding.
*Soundtrack on point
*Neo Umbrella’s mention. Looking forward to see what this organization is planning (and who are in it), because their role in RE6 was meh. In the end, it felt like Carla was working solo and Neo Umbrella was just… there, existing.
The bad/unsatisfying things
*I mean I don’t hate it but I can’t understand why Leon and Chris aren’t friends. Like wtf, you’ve through the same shit, dammit. Or maybe not friends but at least not two fighting kids. Anyway, they make a really efficient team.
*Rebeca being a damsel in distress? I didn’t like it. Nevertheless, it looks like she still can kick some zombie asses (courtesy of fire extinguishers and scissors).
*Minimal background on the blonde woman that worked for Arias and survived. Ok, the humongous dude was (at some point) her father but we don’t know what’s her relation to Glenn. She barely does something in the movie and now you’re telling me she’s going to be the next villain? Come on, Capcom.
*I was hoping a little tie up with Resident Evil 7. Considering how RE7 ended (with that Redfield guy), an explanation would be perfect. I guess we will just have to wait for the Not A Hero DLC.
In conclusion, I loved the film. It was better than it’s predecesors, it felt more real (as real as a zombie movie can be lol) and can’t wait for the fourth installment (yeah it’s already confirmed and it’s rumored to have a female protagonist #jillinthemoviesplease)
P.D. If you liked it, I recommend you read my post on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, just search “#my opinion” in my blog.
Carla Radames was an awesome villain and i really don’t understand how people can see her only as a clone of Ada. There exist so many hints that show how different Carla is, the only thing what they share is the similar look nothing more. Carla’s gesture and facial expression are different she has her own characteristic. It’s impossible that she is exactly a clone of Ada, by the way i am very sure that Carla know and accepted that she is the woman who eclose from the cocoon. I mean she saw the experiment video and hear the recording of Simmons, and also know the fact that she is the only person who work as Ada for Simmons. It’s impossible to ignore this. If Carla really believe that the “real” Ada is an imposter so she would start to kill her and don’t show her all these informations about the experiment, the mission in Edonia and the voice recording and in addition she wouldn’t try to destroy the world and start all this revenge against Simmons. I personally think that Carla also get her complete memory back and act with her original characteristic as Carla Radames. It seems like that her virology knowledge survive this experiment and if we also include the informations from the files with the “voice” that she hear, so it looks like that the complete Carla is inside her such as the virology knowledge and it appears step by step back. Another quite interesting thing that confirm my theory is the video that Ada saw before she enter the laboratory. The scene where Carla talk with a researcher.
Carla: “You’re the one who chose me as a test subject, aren’t you? Researcher: ” No,no… no, it was Simmons! He forced me to! Please, don’t do this! Carla: “Believe it or not. I said the exact same thing”
This dialogue between Carla and the Researcher is in my opinion the confirmation that Carla get her memory back. The Researcher say, “please don’t do this” and Carla answer with “believe it or not i said exactly the same thing”, this means that Carla remember how she was forced against her will for this experiment and also remember the time than she was Carla. Another hint is the dialogue with Simmons, where Carla say “i am just giving you exactly what you gave me, Simmons”, it seems like that she know and accepted the fact that the person who eclose from the cocoon is her and show in addition that she isn’t the real Ada Wong. Why she say then that she is the real Ada Wong during the confrontation with Ada? Well, the enhanced C-Virus confuse the infected people completly. The enhanced C-Virus catapult Carla’s memory back to the time than she didn’t knew something about the experiment and where she thought that she is the only Ada who exist. The similar effect you can also see on Simmons, who also confuse with his talking, at first he say it was a mistake to create you, to the real Ada Wong and a few minutes later he say that no one can be so perfect like you Ada. What i want to say is that the enhance C-Virus blow up Carla’s mind completly. Why she say in Edonia that she is Ada Wong? I think the reason for that is that she want Ada’s attention, to achieve this she try to show her how she act on her name and what kind of chaos she spread. Carla is a person who can’t simply say “please help me i can’t manage this alone” so she try to involve Ada into this by showing her the chaos what she did on her name and that the person behind this is Simmons who experiment on her because of Ada. I must admit that it worked, after Ada stopped Carla she could stop right there because she achieved to stop her doubleganger but she decided to continue and stop also Simmons. At the end i want to say some words to Carla’s death. It’s really hard to believe that this was the end of her. I mean she was spread over the whole ship and not exist only in this room there Ada destroy this face with nitrogen,and before this you have to shot on a nitrogen too which destroy a face of her but she doesn’t show any reaction. Simmons showed a few times how tough the enhanced C-Virus is. The aircraft carrier also still exist it wasn’t destroyed. If we look at the game where every unimportant thing like open a door has a cutscene it’s unbelieveable that Capcom didn’t add a scene where you see Carla’s death. It seems like that this was purpose of Capcom to hold her end open to have the chance to bring her back. Her death than she fall down was more impressive as her death than the one during the boss fight with Ada. Don’t forget that she is a person who planned everything detailed, so i think that she also make thoughts about the situation what will happen if i inject the enhanced C-Virus into my body is there a way to reverse this process. This would also answer the question why she created three of them. This can’t be accepted as her death… never!
Carla was the smartest villain in RE series that ever exist. It’s amazing how she planned everything very detailed and had for every situation a few backup plans. It was also great that she act as herself and didn’t sit in a office and give orders to her researchers and j'avos.
Please don’t understand me wrong i don’t try to persuade the people to like Carla, that’s not my aim. My aim is to show the people that she is more than a copy of Ada, that she is a seperate character with a unique personality. There’s more behind this person Carla Radames than it seems like at the first sight. In addition i don’t claim that all what i wrote here is true, it’s more like a personally view about this.
*whispers carefully* Neo I have information on Roman's whereabouts and how to get there! Though he doesn't go under the same name anymore, but he's still himself. My only payment is a dinner date. (Sent by anon)
Neo, slowly turning towards you, signing out:
You're payment will be me letting you walk out of this alive.
Neo, resting her umbrella upon her shoulder, signing slowly:
Neos umbrella finished so far. Maybe gonna add the accurate handle before Animuc next year but for Epiccon in december this should work.
I tell you guys this was more work than it looks. Even though I bought the lace umbrella itself, I used millions different colours and fabric paint and acrylics and lacquer to create a look I am okay with… It ain’t perfect but I like it anyways. And I hope it lasts long and visits some conventions with me :3