So after getting a bundle of all three of the CG films on PSN for just 20 bucks due to a discount, I finally got to watching Vendetta later and... it was alright. Don't remember enough about the 1st CG film which I need to watch again sometime but after already rewatching the 2nd one afterward (Damnation), I think I still like it the best out of the three, while Vendetta may have suffered the 3rd movie curse out of this trilogy. I mean it's still solid; Rebecca's return was good, and Leon and Chris were both cool and worked well together doing what they do best, but I felt the villain and his backstory was kinda rushed, and didn't really feel anything with the deaths of the other characters the way I did with like the previous film.
Still, a welcome addition to the CG series, which thankfully got the bitter taste of RE The Final Chapter out of my mouth. Now I only still hope the reboot live action does better too, depending on whose involved.
There's a confirmed reboot of the live action? The Jovovich series just tanked hard. I could accept the break from canon and the attempt to be just a cheesy action flick to enjoy shamelessly, but the lack of continuity in the final film just pissed me off.
Yeah, there was a reboot announced, but we don't know whose gonna pick it up yet, so hasn't taken off. Yeah, even as one who enjoyed some of the previous ones on a fun guilty pleasure level like Retribution, Final Chapter shat on all of them and acted as though they never happened, even more so than the other retcons/continuity errors within said series.
Even if the reboot is just more crap, at least there'll be another CG film since Vendetta ended on a cliffhanger with one of its characters.
Oh, and despite Final Chapter's reception which did tank, it unfortunately became the highest selling in the live action movie franchise. Had a budget of 40 million, but made over 312 million. Not too surprising when we live in a world where bad films can often make big money, but still.
Last edited by Ridley_Prime on Jun 27th, 2017 at 06:15 PM
I saw this release day. Poor story, but good (but though a bit outlandish) action. It's like they tried to imitate the live action and make it primarily about the set pieces and gun play instead of story and atmosphere.
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If you're an action junkie looking for a thrill, Vendetta's your go-to but if you plan on watching for the sake of plot, I wouldn't be that invested. Story is rushed which is what you wouldn't expect from a Resident Evil CG film. Villain's origins rushed where you're not as sympathetic with him as you want to be for example.