New ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ Trailer Might Trick You Into Buying a Smartphone

When you click “play” on the new teaser trailer for the fifth installment of the Resident Evil film franchise, you might initially think you have time to get up and grab a shot of the T-Virus antidote, or some coffee. But stay in your seat: what you’re watching is actually not a Smartphone advertisement playing automatically before the trailer, but the trailer itself.

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution seems to play heavily, although comically, on the horrors in the planet’s rapidly advancing technology, transporting us into a future that fans of the film and videogame series will recognize as familiar, but none too welcoming: tyranny, monsters, constant gunfire and explosions, zombies…although we don’t get to see that much of the world Resident Evil: Retribution has in store just yet, Paul W. S. Anderson’s newest addition to the series doesn’t seem to be a far leap from what the existing fans have taken such a great liking to so far.

Add a point if you appreciate the use of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” subtract one if you feel that it’s too obvious a choice for any movie trailer, especially one that literally depicts a wasteland.

Resident Evil: Retribution stars Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand, Michelle Rodriguez, Oded Fehr, and Colin Salmon. The film opens Sept. 14.

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Source: Yahoo

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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