Horror Case Files: Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution

It is the 4th annual Horror Case Files! The fifth installment in the Resident Evil franchise with Anderson back in the director’s chair again. Retribution continues with Alice and a group survivors about to get attacked by Umbrella soldiers lead by a brain washed Jill Valentine (Resident Evil: Apocalypse). Well, since the final film is coming out January 27, 2017, I figure I revisit the series.

Don’t know what Horror Case Files is? Every October there is a mini review on a horror movie every day of that month. It’s a great time waster at work and you might find some hidden gems, or avoid some hot messes. Horror Case Files reveal the background story, kill count, most creative kill, the killer(s), and what happened to the killer(s). WARNING! SPOILERS if you continue.


With the rest of the team unknown what has happened to them, Alice gets captured by Umbrella and gets taken to an underwater facility. With things getting grim, a mysterious strangers helps Alice escape.

Kill Count

65 people (roughly)
36 zombies (roughly)
2 Big monsters



Most Creative Kill

Chainsaw to death

The Killer(s)

Umbrella again, but this time Alice’s old pal Jill Valentine is leading the charge. She has a red spider like device and is under Umbrella’s control.

What Happened to the Killer(s)

Jill Valentine helps fight Alice with a clone of Rain (Resident Evil 1). Alice manages to get the best of Jill and knock off the spider device off of Jill’s chest. She comes to Alice’s aid when fighting Rain, who injected herself with a Las Plagas virus. Rains beats the crap out Leon, and kills Luther with a death punch before she fights Alice. With Alice losing the battle, she uses the gun that Jill tosses and shoots the ice beneath Rain. Rain gets pulled down by underwater zombies. Yes, I just typed that sentence.

It turns out that Wesker was trying to break Alice out. I have no idea how is alive from the previous film. His inside person was Ada Wong. At the end, Wesker gives back Alice’s powers and tells her this is humanity’s last stand, while the camera zooms with hordes of monsters and undead surrounding their base.


Horror Case Files Verdict
The slow motion is a little less, there was some decent shots in there. The same elements that plagued the first film; plot, acting, in fact, I feel the acting has gotten worse. Oh well, it’s non-stop action. Seriously, look at the kill count. Same like before, fans a watch, for others it might be entertaining if you like waves of brain dead action. Although the opening scene was impressive.

Random Info I got from this File:
    • No talking while driving
    • When you get tortured, your hair is still fabulous
    • Standing out in the open among a gun battle won’t get you shot
File Status: 6 out of 10
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Graphic designer by day, and movie blogger whenever I can. Been watching films in the 80s and never lost the love for it. Started Movie Case Files in 2012, and kept writing random reviews ever since. Besides movies, I like watching UFC, collecting retro video games, spending time with the wife, and bacon.

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