Movies, Video Games

This Resident Evil: Retribution Clip Is the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Seen

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Okay, probably not. But holy shit is it stupid. It the triumph of shitty style over the barest minimum of substance, because Paul W.S. Anderson is Michael Bay without the creativity or the budget, so we get women in skintight clothes fighting each with extendible technospears in the Arctic tundra. I don’t know if I had trouble with the Yahoo video player or what, but the dialogue didn’t come through — of course, Anderson might be at the point where he isn’t even bothering to record dialogue now, since words might distract from all the hackneyed bullshit imagery going on screen. Of course, an equally acceptable theory is that the dialogue actually killed itself in shame. (Via Blastr)

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