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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine Evil goes global.]]'']]

''Resident Evil: Retribution'' is the fifth installment of the live-action ''Resident Evil'' film series. It marks the third film of the franchise directed by Creator/PaulWSAnderson and the second one filmed in 3D.

After the events of ''[[Film/ResidentEvilAfterlife Afterlife]]'', Alice awakens in the heart of the Umbrella Corporation's underwater operations facility in Russia. Once she escapes her cell, Alice runs into Ada Wong, who has infiltrated the facility with the help of Wesker, who survived the attempt on his life at ''Arcadia''. The newfound allies discover that Umbrella has used Alice's DNA to both perfect and "stop" the virus. When they venture further into the facility, they discover that Umbrella has been using clones of both Alice and several of her dead friends as test subjects for the company's demonstration of its biological weapons. With a rescue party on the way and Umbrella's soldiers (led by a mind-controlled Jill Valentine) closing in, Alice must find a way to escape the facility so she can take down Umbrella once and for all.
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!! ''Resident Evil: Retribution'' contains the following tropes:
* ActionSurvivor: The Alice clone we see shows signs of this, as she thinks quick enough to survive the zombies and protect her daughter, Becky, despite a complete lack of training. With badass practically written in her DNA, there is a genuine chance she could have survived long enough to meet the real Alice. But with no skills to fall back on, she dies when she runs into her zombified husband. She did manage to keep Becky alive, though.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The theme song for the Japanese release, titled [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Mika-Nakashima---Ashita-Sekai-ga-Owaru-nara/6dbc77f28bb3629ef51c9d2ae75f2e76 "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara",]] is provided by Mika Nakashima.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[spoiler:Just take the control device off Jill Valentine to beat her. Who knew?]]
* BackFromTheDead:
** [[Film/ResidentEvil Rain Ocampo, James "One" Shade]], and [[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Carlos]] [[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction Olivera]] all return for this film, [[spoiler:[[CloningBlues thanks to Umbrella cloning their bodies]]. Rain and Carlos]] actually come back ''twice'': Once as hapless civilians in one of Umbrella's simulations, and once as hardened military killers working for Umbrella. [[spoiler:The "VasquezAlwaysDies" trope being what it is, none of these clones make it out alive.]]
** The Red Queen was fried at the end of the first movie, but in this film, it is working again [[spoiler:and it now runs Umbrella]].
* BackToBackBadasses: Alice and Ada go against two Executioners, then fight against an Umbrella {{mook}} strike team soon after.
* BadassLongcoat: This is worn by both the regular Umbrella {{Mooks}} (also GasMaskLongcoat) and the Las Plagas Undead.
* BadassNormal: Throughout the majority of the film, ''none'' of the primary protagonists have anything other than heavy firepower, good aim, and hand-to-hand combat skills going for them. Despite this, they wipe out hordes of zombies and Umbrella mooks, a giant Licker, and a couple of Executioners.
* BatterUp: The Alice clone kills a zombie with an aluminium baseball bat.
* BelligerentSexualTension: This replaces Leon and Ada's DatingCatwoman dynamic from the games. At one point, Leon puts his hand on Ada's thigh; Ada simply sighs and removes it.
* BigBad: Jill is the primary antagonist of this film.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:One is the first of the "evil" clones to die.]]
* BladeOnAStick: Jill wields one during the final fight.
* BottomlessMagazines: This is averted when Alice has to reload a pistol, but played straight when she gains submachine guns and never reloads. This is also averted with Barry towards the end of the film; his submachine gun runs out of ammo, which forces him to resort to his pistol.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Jill, like her counterpart in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', falls under this. [[spoiler:The soldier clones of Carlos, Rain, and One could also count as well, as Umbrella can create new memories for each of their produced clones.]]
* TheBrute: This film has a RareFemaleExample with [[spoiler:Bad!Rain]], who gets obvious pleasure from beating people to death and shows little technique in her fighting style other than "hit the other person really damn hard".
* CallBack:
** The first time Alice [[spoiler:met Wesker, he injected her in the neck. Guess what he does when they meet again in person?]]
** The Red Queen uses her "you're all going to die down here" line again:
--->'''Alice:''' I've heard that before.
** The opening of the first movie is referenced multiple times. Whenever Alice wakes up, the camera is zoomed in on her eye and slowly zooms out.
** The Las Plagas undead ''can use weapons and drive vehicles'', hinting that Dr. Isaacs' research in the third movie somehow worked.
** Alice escapes the cell and walks into the opening sequence of the fourth movie (the rainy Japanese crossroad). The scene even uses the same music.
* CarFu: The Executioners try to throw a taxi at Alice and Ada, but they blow it up first. Also, Alice rams a car into the Licker.
* ChainPain: One of Alice's newer weapons is a bike chain with a large, heavy padlock.
* ChainsawGood: One of the Las Plagas Undead in the Moscow simulation uses a chainsaw to kill a member of Leon's strike team.
* ChekhovsGun: Ada's grapple gun helps Alice later in the movie.
* CliffHanger: The film ends with [[spoiler:Wesker, Alice, Becky, Jill, Ada, and Leon barricaded inside the White House with the remains of the military as a gigantic horde of zombies, Lickers, and Kipepeo swarms down upon them.]]
* CloningBlues: Like before, Umbrella has cloned Alice. It has also cloned Carlos, Rain, and One. [[spoiler:Ada explains that Umbrella has fifty basic models, which are produced ''en masse'' to populate the simulations. Becky, presumably a child clone of one of their base models, is the only clone who lives long enough to find out the truth.]] Ada implies, but never outright says, that [[spoiler:Alice herself may be a clone while talking about Mom!Alice.]]
* ComfortingComforter: After the final showdown with Jill and Bad!Rain, Leon takes off his winter coat and wraps Ada in it. Justified, since Ada was dressed in nothing but her red {{qipao}} and unconscious in the middle of Russia.
* CoolCar: A Rolls Royce with ''spinning rims'' and underbelly lighting takes a surprising amount of punishment before it rolls its last.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[spoiler:The tagline, "Evil Goes Global", is incorrect. All the international locations in the movie are elaborate sets constructed in Umbrella's underwater facility.]] This is somewhat justified, however, when the film reveals how Umbrella [[spoiler:started a global biological arms race using the T-Virus]].
* CreativeClosingCredits: The opening credits scene--Umbrella assaulting the ''Arcadia''--is played backwards.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:Barry Burton]] gets this when he is gunned down by the clones. [[spoiler:''Both'' times.]]
* CurbStompBattle: In a complete upset, the heroes take a complete beating in the final fistfight. [[spoiler:Bad!Rain even kills Luther]]. Alice is forced to use other means to stop [[spoiler:Jill and Bad!Rain]].
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Umbrella has developed an underground fortress that contains perfect-scale replicas of several cities from around the world. It has filled these cities with ''human clones'' that have their own emotions and memories, and has created a machine that replicates weather (including rain and snow). What do they use all of this groundbreaking technology for? [[spoiler:To test its other "groundbreaking technology"--the biological weapons created via the T-Virus--by slaughtering the clones and destroying the cities, all to show the effects of a zombie outbreak. These demonstrations created an arms race that later became the global T-Virus epidemic]].
* DarkActionGirl: Jill and Bad!Rain.
* DeadpanSnarker: Alice is one of these, natch. [[spoiler:Wesker]] also has his moments.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Bad!Rain makes herself unstoppable with the Las Plagas parasite, then later dies at the hands of several Las Plagas Undead.]]
* DemotedToExtra:
** Jill, Claire, and Chris had their turn. Now it's time for Leon and Barry to be overshadowed by Alice.
** [[spoiler:The fight between Leon and Ada in ''Resident Evil 4'' is in the movie, except Leon is replaced by Alice.]]
* DestroyTheProductPlacement: A good look at all of the billboards in the New York simulation area can be seen when it's destroyed.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Good!Rain is a friendly, gun-averse GranolaGirl who drives an eco-friendly hybrid with anti-meat stickers posted all over, campaigns for gun control, and [[TooDumbToLive has a problem with carrying a gun during a zombie apocalypse]]. [[spoiler:She eventually uses one in an ineffective attempt to save Becky.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The fate of the Redfield sibligns and K-Mart from the previous installment is unknown, but according to WordOfGod, they either died or were captured in the battle at the beginning of this film. (Subverted with Claire Redfield, who was revealed to be alive and well in the next film.)
* DualWield: When Alice fights Jill, she wields a pair of ice climbing hooks.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Jill's control device makes her stronger and faster. [[spoiler:Bad!Rain injects herself with a Las Plagas parasite to make herself stronger and nigh-invincible. They completely trash the heroes and force Alice to improvise just to stay alive.]]
* EmptyElevator: This is averted when Leon's group uses a [[BuffySpeak bullet-shooting bomb...disk...grenade...thingy]] ahead of them to take out the guards waiting for them at the bottom of the elevator.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Wesker has done a bit of a HeelFaceTurn in this film. He arranges to have Alice busted out of the Umbrella facility, as the Red Queen now controls Umbrella and is determined to wipe out all life on Earth. All of humanity must band together to stop Umbrella, and Wesker needs all the help he can get. He even talks about how they are all united against a common foe--right after Alice tells him that she will eventually kill him.]]
* EveryCarIsAPinto: This is how the Executioners are defeated.
* EvilTwin: Alice encounters two different clones of Rain: an apparently conscienceless Umbrella soldier (Bad!Rain) and a friendly, non-violent woman who helps Alice and Becky (Good!Rain). Aside from being identical, they are both [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] and have good survival instincts. Becky assumes they are sisters; she even tells Good!Rain that her sister-clone "isn't very nice".
* ExpendableClone: The protagonists definitely consider the clones to be people; Alice shows concern for the survivors they meet in the suburbia simulation, and Ada mentions that the simulations kill hundreds of people per day. But the way Ada says she could show Alice a hundred clones just like Becky makes it clear that it is an argument for not slowing themselves down with Becky, and nobody seems to have any issue with the fact that the bombs they set off will kill thousands of clones. This is partially justified in that the clones are completely helpless to the point of being [[EmptyShell empty shells]] until Umbrella gives them FakeMemories; saving even a fraction of them would likely not be practical.
* ExposedToTheElements: During the final battle, none of the characters so much as shiver in the snow--even though Luther and Bad!Rain are both in tank tops and Ada is in a revealing red dress.
* FakeMemories: The clones are given fake memories to fulfill whatever role Umbrella needs them for.
* FastRoping: Umbrella soldiers in the ActionPrologue rappel out of Osprey tilt-rotors onto the deck of the ''Arcadia'', looking especially cool as they are wearing {{Badass Longcoat}}s and led by Jill Valentine firing GunsAkimbo machine-pistols.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:When Bad!Rain declaring herself unkillable, she may have been subjected to this--as she ends up trapped underwater with several Las Plagas Undead gnawing on her like piranha.]]
* FlashStep: Wesker shows this power when he darts out from his CoolChair and jabs Alice with a needle.
* FlyAtTheCameraEnding: With a dragon.
* ForTheEvulz: If ''Afterlife'' wasn't enough to seal the deal, the fact that Umbrella is still trying to capture (and kill) Alice even after humanity has been all but wiped out by the T-Virus outbreak has to seal the deal. This is somewhat justified by the fact that [[spoiler:the Red Queen has taken over Umbrella and become an OmnicidalManiac, and Umbrella was trying to find a way to control the infected]].
* GrapplingHookPistol: Ada uses one, then hands it off to Alice for the second half of the movie.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Red Queen.]]
* GunsAkimbo:
** Alice's primary weapons are a pair of submachine guns. As is par for the course with this franchise, she wields them simultaneously.
** Jill gets in on this with Skorpion machine pistols during the ActionPrologue.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Barry]] volunteers to hold the Umbrella soldiers off so the others can escape via the elevator.
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: The Red Queen.]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: This happens during Alice's fight with Jill. She briefly tries it with Bad!Rain earlier in the movie, but stops once she realized the clone has none of the original Rain's memories.
* InfantImmortality: You gotta wonder why Becky wasn't killed by the Licker.
* InstantExpert: Real!Alice suddenly picks up sign language, even though it is Mom!Alice who is supposed to know it.
* InvulnerableKnuckles: This is averted, as Leon and Luther probably hurt their hands more than they hurt [[spoiler:Bad!Rain]] when they actually land punches.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: In the first movie, the Red Queen was NecessarilyEvil--though she murdered hundreds of people and half the protagonists, she did what was necessary to contain the T-Virus and prevent a larger outbreak. In this movie, she creates simulated outbreaks that kill hundreds of people per day for barely any reason [[spoiler:and [[OmnicidalManiac wants to wipe out all human life on Earth]].]]
* JustBeforeTheEnd: The T-Virus outbreak has left the human race on the brink of extinction. [[spoiler:The last scene leaves no doubt that things are about to get even worse.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Wesker''' (last lines of the film): This is humanity's last stand. The beginning...of the end.]]
* JustDesserts: This happens in the climactic showdown: [[spoiler:After Alice sees a Las Plagas Undead underneath some ice, she shoots out the ice at Bad!Rain's feet. Rain falls into the icy water and becomes a meal for the Undead.]]
* KillItWithWater: Before Leon's team enters the facility, they set explosive charges on the surface. This is a failsafe to make sure that, no matter the mission's outcome, the facility is destroyed. When the explosives finally go off, the facility is flooded, which kills anyone who is still living (as well as Umbrella's stockpile of human clones).
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Luther, Barry, and both Rains all die.]] [[spoiler:That said, Bad!Rain had injected herself with a Las Plagas parasite, and the film does not actually show her dying, so much as it shows her being dragged under the ice by Las Plagas Undead.]]
* LadyInRed: Ada is wearing her signature red dress, of course.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: At the beginning of the movie, Alice gives a brief recap of the previous installments.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Alice attacks Ada on sight before Ada reveals her mission.
* LoudOfWar: Alice is tortured by having an ear-splitting shriek played over the intercom of the interrogation room.
* MamaBear: Both Mom!Alice and Real!Alice are protective of Becky, even though only Mom!Alice would have had any memories of being Becky's mother.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: [[spoiler:Only three notable female characters die, and all of them are clones. One of those three, Bad!Rain, might have survived due to her Las Plagas regeneration. On the flip side, the notable male characters are nearly wiped out, with only Leon and Wesker making it out alive.]]
* MetaTwist: The final fights of all four previous ''Resident Evil'' movies involved an extensive amount of CGI. This film's final fight has almost none.
* MythologyGag:
** The zombies are called Biohazards. ''Biohazard'' is the Japanese title for the ''Resident Evil'' franchise.
** One of the film's chase sequences has roots in the the car chase from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', though the film replaces the Hummer with a [[ProductPlacement Rolls Royce Phantom]].
** The Las Plagas virus from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' finally appears.
** Alice develops a mother-daughter relationship with a girl named Becky, much like she had with [[Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse Angela "Angie" Ashford]] and [[Film/ResidentEvilExtinction K-Mart]], but [[Film/{{Aliens}} similar to Ripley and Newt]].
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 The fight between Leon and Ada]] is recreated in a brief fight between [[spoiler:Alice and Ada]].
** [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Ada's tactical glasses]] make a brief appearance.
** [[spoiler:Bad!Rain takes a hail of SMG bullets, then expels them from her left hand, much like [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Osmund Saddler]].]]
** One of Leon's [[RedShirt redshirts]] is named Sergei Vladimir, TheDragon to Umbrella's leader Ozwell E. Spencer in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles The Umbrella Chronicles]]''. The two characters have absolutely nothing in common besides the name, though. This is similar to how one of Carlos' teammates in ''Apocalypse'' was named after the human villain of ''{{VideoGame/Resident Evil 3|Nemesis}}'', Nicolai, despite the two characters otherwise having nothing in common.
* NeckLift: Jill does this to Alice, then attempts to shove Alice's head into the spinning treads of a snowmobile.
* NeckSnap: This is done to several zombies. [[spoiler:The Licker knocks Good!Rain against a pillar, and her neck snaps on impact.]]
* NeverBringAGunToAKnifeFight: Alice and Ada re-enact Leon and Ada's infamous fight from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', right down to the part where Alice holds a knife to Ada's throat just as she catches her gun.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Leon knows that unless someone actually saw Ada die, she is alive--and she has an escape plan.
* NeverTrustATrailer:
** Following the RunningGag of the previous films, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7LWCKMFKk8 teaser trailer]] to this film opens up on an ad for Creator/{{Sony}} products doubling as ProductPlacement.
** Despite what the trailers show, [[spoiler:Wesker is not the BigBad; he is actually working with Alice and her allies]]. In the trailer, his speech was edited to make it sound as if [[spoiler:he had taken over the world.]] In the film, [[spoiler:he is explaining the purpose of Umbrella's underwater facility and charting an escape route for Alice and Ada]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The final fight.
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler:Given that the Red Queen is an AI program, she mostly gives out orders]].
* NotQuiteDead:
** [[spoiler:Wesker]] escaped getting blown up by a small-scale nuclear explosion at the end of ''Afterlife''.
** [[spoiler:Barry appears to be fatally shot by "One", but he gets back up and kills "One" before Bad!Carlos finishes the job.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:According to Wesker, the Red Queen's new goal is to kill all life left on the planet.]]
* OnlySixFaces: In order to populate the fake underwater cities for every simulation, Umbrella only has 50 sets of DNA to clone repeatedly. It's really hard to believe they themselves haven't noticed.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: On top of the regular zombies from the former films, the Majini, and the Las Plagas, this film reveals that [[spoiler:the Las Plagas Undead zombies do not have to worry about drowning]] as well.
* OutrunTheFireball: After setting off several grenades, Alice uses a grapple gun to avoid the ensuing explosion.
* PlayingBothSides: Umbrella used the underwater facility's various demonstrations to make the world's superpowers want to have the T-Virus, then sold the virus to every one of those superpowers.
* PresidentEvil: [[spoiler:Wesker is now the self-proclaimed President of (what is left of) the United States.]]
* ProductPlacement: Capcom showed a trailer for ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' right before the film starts. Yes, even before the IMAX screenings. In the film proper, while probably not intentional placements, you can see advertisements for [=GameStop=], Budweiser, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Reebok shoes, and a few others.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Jill and Bad!Rain are both strong enough to do this.
* RecycledTrailerMusic: The use of Music/DaftPunk's "[[Film/TronLegacy Recognizer]]" for the first teaser trailer.
* RedemptionDemotion: This is inverted with Jill. As a heroine, she was nowhere near Alice's league. As a villainess, she is able to ''kick Alice's ass''.[[note]]She also has the distinction of being the first character able to do so in a straight fight.[[/note]] Justified in that during ''Apocalypse'', Alice was an EmpoweredBadassNormal while Jill was just a regular BadassNormal, while in ''Retribution'', the situation is reversed.
* RedShirt: The retrieval team is made up of Leon, Luther, Barry, and two guys who are not from either the games or previous films. Guess which members of the team die first?
* ReplacementGoldfish: In an odd version of this, Becky gets Real!Alice, who looks exactly like her "real" mother. [[spoiler:Mom!Alice, one of Umbrella's clones, was killed by zombies.]] For most of the movie, Becky is unaware that they are different people. She gets upset when she finds out the truth, though they seem to have whole-heartedly adopted each other by the end.
* RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:Bad!Rain ends up dragged into (admittedly a very wet) hell.]]
* SameLanguageDub: All of Bingbing Li's dialogue is dubbed over by Sally Cahill, who voiced Ada in the video games, due to Li's heavy accent.
* SequelEscalation:
** In the previous movie, there was only one Executioner. This time around, Alice and Ada have to fend off two of them in "Times Square".
** [[spoiler:Talk about returning cast members--they brought back damn near everybody.]]
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:A horde of Umbrella-created biohazards stand outside what remains of the White House as Wesker tells Alice and the gang that they are now part of humanity's last stand.]]
* ShoutOut: There is a view of three air vents in the snow through a viewfinder that may remind some people of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Alice teaches Good!Rain to fire a machine gun, then congratulates her for becoming a badass. Of course, teaching someone to point a gun is not the most comprehensive firearm course, and Good!Rain ultimately provides little help.
** In the previous film, Lurther was a former basketball star who was just one of a group of survivors holed up in an old prison. In this film, he has become good enough in a combat environment to be part of the retrieval team sent to rescue Alice.
* TooManyBelts: Alice's new suit is this in full. Good!Rain even thinks Alice is wearing a S&M outfit.
* ToyotaTripwire: Alice does this to a zombie.
* TwistedAnkle: Mom!Alice limps out of a crashed car, chased by a horde of zombies that can now run faster than she can. Thanks to a convenient scene cut, she gets to shelter in time.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer shows [[spoiler:the last shot of the movie, though it is a take that is not used in the finished film.]]
* {{Understatement}}: When Becky mets Good!Rain:
--> "I met your sister. She's not very nice."
* VasquezAlwaysDies:
** [[spoiler:Both of Rain's clones die. Good!Rain dies of a broken neck thanks to a Licker, while Bad!Rain falls into zombie-infested waters and is presumably devoured.]] This is played with [[spoiler:when it comes to Good!Rain, as she is much more mousy and lacking in combat skill than her EvilTwin]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Chris and Claire.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: This is Alice's reaction when she realizes she and Ada are facing off against two Executioners.
* ZombieGait: The normal T-Virus zombies walk like this. The Majini and the Las Plagas, not so much.

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