In which Paul W.S. Anderson largely abandons the intricate, symmetrical formalism of previous entries for a more desaturated palette and 'chaos cinema' style not unlike his "Death Race" remake. The impressionistic, "Gamer"-esque editing means fight scenes often fail to impress, but I was eventually worn down by the relentless onslaught of chunky violence and Anderson's sincere commitment to his own goofy mythology.
I wonder if these films work the other way around... studios will give Paul Anderson money if he manages to make appalling bad sequels to previously bad films? these films are mind bogging in its ineptitude at anything half resembling cinema. the hyper choppy incomprehensible editing posing for tension and kinetic, the 5 page script etc etc. ok they're dumb down blockbusters, but do they have to be so damn dreadful?
Do they promise it's the final one? Series comes to a potential finish by bringing us back to the locale of the first entry and gives us the surprise revelation that we all suspected from the beginning. Opening disappoints by avoiding the battle promised at the end of the previous chapter and the various creatures encountered lack the danger/menace expected. One leaves hoping this really is the end.
It's 2017, and this movie STILL HAVE A MAJOR RACE PROBLEM. They seriously killed Asians & Black people while leaving only white people with "fighting skills". The only reason I gave this movie 2 stars is because of Lee Joon Gi - who's such a bae, and Iain Glen's very convincing villain. They should have brought Ada Wong or Jill Valentine along side with Alice instead of Claire tbh.