While "The Master" grabs this week's prestige-movie hype, that other Paul Anderson — middle initials: W.S.; occupying aesthetic: hyperviolent sci-fi — had a film released too.
It's the fifth in the "Resident Evil" franchise of loud, metallic commercials for firing/jumping/throwing prowess and zombie slaughter, aimed at that segment of moviegoers ostensibly on a break from doing the same via their game consoles.
The other sequel titles — "Apocalypse," "Extinction," "Afterlife" — tantalizingly implied nowhere more to go. But here we are with "Retribution," which finds poster gal for disaster survival Alice (Milla Jovovich) once again battling the vicious, zombie-virus-spreading Umbrella Corp.
This time, she's trapped in the conglomerate's underwater city-simulation compound, where a convenient cloning plot device allows killed-off characters played by Michelle Rodriguez and Oded Fehr to make encore turns, in this series' stab at something like nostalgia.