The first Resident Evil was released way back in 2002 and since then there have been just 4 more, so before you put it in the same category as certain other horror franchises which churn out movies every year just to spin a profit, you’ve got to take that into consideration.
Not only that, but Resident Evil has the potential to end on a high with it’s sixth and final installment releasing in cinemas this weekend. You might not instantly think of the Resident Evil movie franchise as being such a formidable force in cinema, but you can’t deny facts, and when you’re calling it quits on your own terms it’s a pretty good sign that you’ve done something right.
Ali Larter, who is set to return in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, recently sat down with Collider to discuss exactly why the series has been so successful and how it has managed to maintain interest from the audience:
“It started from the video game, right, and then they bring in Paul [W. S. Anderson] who imagines this world where he brings in Alice.”
“She’s kind of this lone wolf in this post-apocalyptic world and I think that people really, really responded to that. The idea that if something like this happened they would want to be able to be that person. Everything’s coming at her but she’s able to be this hero.”
You can view the video interview over at Collider, and you can view the action-packed trailer below:
“Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between regaining her superhuman abilities at Wesker’s hand and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opens in theaters this weekend.