Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Resident Evil and La La Land

Name: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Cast:  Milla Jovovich, Ruby Rose, Ali Larter
Time: 106 min
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Australia, Canada, France
Language: English

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

My Thoughts: 
Frankly, there is nothing to review in this movie. This is typical Resident Evil film. I would say there is a maximum 3-4 dialogues one minute long. The rest of the movies are a race, combat and zombies.
The program betrays the Umbrella Corporation and help Alice to get back to the beginning, to the place where everything started: The Hive, otherwise the humanity will be wiped off. Everything is like expected: Alice kills every living and unliving on her way to the goal. There was one unexpected twist with the clones at the end, which kind of explaining Alice loss of memory. I would say predictable, but scary to the point movie. The final scene, however, showed that this "The Final Chapter" might not be final after all.


Name: La La Land 
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
Time: 128 min
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. 

My thoughts:
       It is difficult to talk about the movie without spoilers, but I find it so unfair! This is a nice movie, romantic and touching with a beautiful main musical theme. It made me cry really a lot. But I find it so unfair that little incidents are changing our lives so drastically, that we have to sacrifice our feelings and dreams in order to go on living, so sad. 
      Another sad theme for me was the idea of a dream: how deeply one should believe in his dream to overcome all the doubts and failures and continue to work hard and what is more important to believe even harder; how clear one should be about his dream that not to lose his path and not be distracted by glory or success. This is such a challenge! I guess this topic was nicely shown in the movie.


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