2013-3-18 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
A science-fiction action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film is the fifth installment in the "Resident Evil" series, based on the namesake Capcom survival horror video game series.
Following where the previous film left off, Alice and the others on the Umbrella Corporation freighter Arcadia face an attack by a fleet of airships led by Alice's former ally, Jill Valentine, who has been brainwashed by Umbrella through a red scarab device attached to her chest. When Alice causes an airship to crash into the ship, the resulting explosion knocks her out and throws her into the water.
The story switches to Alice living as suburban housewife, with her husband Todd and deaf daughter Becky. This idyllic life is disrupted when zombies attack. Alice and Becky escape to the streets and are rescued by a student, Rain Ocampo. As the three escape, they are hit by a truck, knocking Rain unconscious while Alice and Becky escape. Alice runs and is attacked by a zombified Todd.
Alice awakens a captive in an Umbrella base. Jill interrogates Alice, who unsuccessfully pleads with her to remember her true identity. During a power failure orchestrated by Ada Wong, an associate of Albert Wesker, Alice escapes from her cell and fights her way through a Tokyo simulation and encounters Ada, who seems to have survived the events of Arcadia. Wesker appears on screen and reveals that the Red Queen is controlling what remains of Umbrella and he plans to help Alice escape, in order to save what's left of mankind ...
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez
Release date: March 20
Where to watch: Yonghua Cinema, Shanghai Film Art Center, Stellar Cinema City, Studio City Cinema, Peace Cinema, Cathay Theater, Grand Cinema, Broadband International Cineplex