Milla Jovovich’s Top 5 Most Bad Ass Moments as Alice in Resident Evil

Alice, Alice, Alice… So many bad ass moments to chose from! With the upcomingResident Evil 6: The Final Chapter I have been thinking about the franchise… a lot.

There hasn’t been any news recently and I have been ITCHING for some development, so I decided to do a ranking while I wait. Alice has so many awesome moments throughout the franchise, but I chose five (one from each movie actually) to rank. Check them out below and let me know what you think!

(Caution: SPOILERS if you haven’t seen all the movies!)

5. Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Alice in Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Alice in Resident Evil: Apocalypse

 

The moment when Alice scales a sky scraper to kill a sniper, then proceeds to run down the entire length of the building to take out three armed guards with only her fists and a two inch knife. Piece. Of. Cake! Armed guards? Monster bio-weapon that used to be your lover? Alice got it.

4. Resident Evil: Afterlife

Alice having fun in Resident Evil: Afterlife

Alice having fun in Resident Evil: Afterlife

 

The moment when the Alices (remember, there were three at this point) walked in to the room full of armed guards and took them all out with samurai swords, grenades and machine guns… all while wearing a black cat suit sporting a pony tail. BAD. ASS!

3. Resident Evil: Extinction

Alice blows up the world in Resident Evil:Extinctio

Alice blows up the world in Resident Evil:Extinction

 

The moment when we got to realize just how powerful Alice really is. After the group of survivors gets terrorized by thousands of zombie crows, enter Alice and BOOM! She releases her mind powers, controls fire and burns them all alive in a giant fire ball. I think my jaw dropped the first time I watched this!

2. Resident Evil

Alice hates her ex boyfriend

Alice hates her ex boyfriend

 

I know, in the first movie Alice was just a ninja with amnesia running around in a red dress. She DID have some of her most bad ass moments in the original movie though. One of my favorite parts of the whole franchise was when she finally caught up to her psycho “ex-boyfriend,” slams an axe into his head, whispers “I’m missing you already” and drops the ring he gave her next to his dead body. That is the exact moment I fell in love with Alice. Talk about vengeance!

1. Resident Evil: Retribution

BFFS for life

BFFS for life

 

Talk about a Resident Evil nerd’s DREAM COME TRUE. An Alice and evil-Jill battle? And Jill is even wearing her exact cleavage touting outfit from the game. I mean honestly, it doesn’t get much better than that. When I realized the two were about to come head to head, I literally almost fell over and died. Right after I didn’t die, I clapped.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – New Set Images

It feels so good to see Alice and Claire back together again! Milla Jovovich shared this picture of her and Ali Larter on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter now filming in Cape Town. The two look fabulous as always, even if Alice is a little beaten up.

Check out the new image from Resident Evil: The Final Chapter below:

 

Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter

“Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.”

Alice, as we can see in this picture, seems to have her work cut out for her. Not only is she most likely going to have to take down the Red Queen and Albert Wesker, but she is going to have to do it without any of her super powers. I love the entire franchise, but my favorite installment is the original when Alice is pitted against the undead without her powers. There is something about her being a bit more vulnerable and human that makes the story more interesting. Lets be honest though, she’s basically a ninja so its not like she is completely helpless.

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As exciting as it is that Claire is back, I can’t help but to wonder why we haven’t heard anything about Jill? Jill came to play such a major role in the story that it would be impossible to leave her out. What do you think her role will be in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter?

Location! Location! Location! What city is the king of horror/sci-fi?

Now I may be a bit biased since I grew up in this city, but just the other day I was thinking about film locations in Pittsburgh, PA and how it is the king of horror/sci-fi.  With that said, being from Pittsburgh may or may not account for my taste in movies lol.  For a brief period of time I worked in the film industry there and I remember sifting through photos that location scouts had taken through out the years.  I thought to myself, this place really is the perfect setting for any type of movie…but it is definitely made for horror and sci-fi.   

I mean lets be honest.  This city packs a mean punch when it comes to the number of movies that are filmed there, but look at this list: 

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Crazies (1973)
Martin (1977)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Creepshow (1982)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Deadtime Stories (1986)
RoboCop (1987)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Innocent Blood (1992)
The Dark Half (1989)
Diabolique (1996)
Stigmata (1999)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Land of the Dead (2005)
My Blood Valentine 3D (2009)
Homecoming (2009)
The Road (2009) 
Sorority Row (2009)
Super 8 (2011)

That is just one classic, after another, after another after another.  And I don’t just mean any classic, these are game changers!  Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Silence of the Lambs and the list goes on.  These are some tough titles to beat when it comes to horror.  


My two favorite spots from these movies have to be the Monroeville Mall (where Dawn of the Dead was filmed) and Evans City Cemetery.   I worked briefly in the Monroeville Mall during college and I am such a raging zombie nerd that the thought of working in the Dawn of the Dead mall NEVER got old and I would talk about it every chance that I got.  You wouldn’t believe how many people had no idea that they were shopping in the mall from Dawn of the Dead, tsk tsk.  


My other favorite spot around Pittsburgh is Evans City Cemetery.  Even if I remove the fact that this is the cemetery in Night of the Living Dead, it STILL creeps me out.  “They’re coming to get you Barbara!” haunted us as teens as we ran around the cemetery trying to catch fire flies.  YIKES! What were we thinking lol.  


What is your favorite horror or sci-fi movie that was filmed in Pittsburgh?   


Check out the full impressive list of Pittsburgh’s filmography here.

 



Lets Geek Out About Alien5 for a Moment

I’ve had the thought of an Alien 5 movie coming our way in the back of my mind for a few days now.  Just earlier today I was on the subway scrolling through the concept art thinking how awesome it would be to see Sigourney play Ripley again.  Each entry into the alien saga is so unique and much different in style, seeing how her character developed was always one of my favorite parts.   We get to see her develop from the lone survivor of the Nostromo to the heroine-mother figure, to damaged but determined to win no matter what, then back from the dead action star ready to take down anything in her way.   
 
The rumors are that Alien 5 is going to take place between Aliens and Alien 3 (or Ali3n, if you must).   Its obvious why these rumors are surfacing from the concept art that has been showing up lately.
 
 
 
This raises so many questions.  
 
My first question would be why between Aliens and Alien 3?  Why have this movie set between the second and third movie?  I speculate that this is because of the backlash toward killing off Hicks before the third act, and Newt too for that matter.   The bond that those three characters made in the third film could be explored more?  I can see how people were turned off from Alien 3 since it was a completely different direction than Aliens, however I like that each movie has a different tone.  Ripley faces a new challenge in each film and seeing her face the tragedy of their deaths, and facing “the beast” again on her own makes Alien 3 all the more interesting to me.  To be honest, I have only watched the director’s cut the last few times so I can’t recall what the theatrical release didn’t have, BUT dare I say I enjoy Alien3 more than Aliens?   I think it has more substance and even after watching it 100 times I discover something new or look at a scene in a different light.  
 
Why not have the movie fall after the last movie?  The ending of Alien Resurrection would be very easy to pick up and continue on earth or wherever they would be after the events that occured in that movie.  
 
My next question is how?  It has been almost THIRTY years since Aliens and almost 25 years since Alien 3.  I know technology can make the actors look younger, or the story can be maniuplated to make this work…but could it work?  
 
This leads into the question of how this will affect the story line?  We already know what has happened between Aliens and Alien 3.  An alien was onboard, it impregnated Ripley and caused a crash that killed Newt and Hicks….enter Alien 3.   Will this movie alter that and show that something else actually happened that Ripley couldn’t remember?  Will this movie completely alter the story line and disregard the third and fourth movie?  I think that is the only direction that would make me upset.  I really want this to work in the time line and how all of the events play out, all the way to the very end when she shoves the baby alien out of the window lol.  
 
Do I sound paranoid that they are going to change the story line of the Alien saga? Lol.  I am a bit paranoid I think!  But maybe the rumors are completely wrong and Alien 5 truly will be the 5th in line and the Hicks that we see in the concept art is just an android like Ash, Bishop, Call and David.  
 
Speaking of David.  Us Alien fans are getting a double treat (I think) with the production of Prometheus 2 (probably) happening at the same time!  I’m going to post about that soon.  Maybe later today lol. 

Alien 5, Stephen King’s IT AND X-Files? It feels like Christmas!

Wow.  What a day.  Every time I looked at my Tweets I found something new and amazing!  Two of my favorite franchises, and a terrifying movie from my childhood have new developments.  Resident Evil 6 the other day, now this today?!?  F***ing awesome. 

First up, Alien 5!



So, from the caption of Neil’s Instagram photo  it seems like he is having fun on the project: “#alien going very well. Love this project.”  We are loving it too Neil, we are loving it too.  I am surprised that the Alien 5 project is going on at the same time as Prometheus 2?  As much as I loved Prometheus, and am SO excited to write about and see how Prometheus 2 turns out, seeing the development of Alien 5 is so much cooler.  I think the ONLY thing that can get me more excited than Milla playing Alice again is Sigourney playing Ellen again. 


According to ScreenRant this is going to be a close continuation of Aliens, which happens to be the “fan favorite” entry of the franchise.  Aliens isn’t necessarily my favorite entry in the franchise, however I see why they would be going in this direction, and I can definitely see why this is the speculation.  We obviously have Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) on the left in that photo, and Hicks (Michael Biehn) in the middle.  I’m not sure how they would bring back Hicks, but they brought back Ellen so anything is possible.  I feel like I am going to have to write an entire separate post on this topic as I am only scratching the surface of this photo and what it could possibly mean.    Not to mention the fact that Neil Blomkamp is the director.  To be honest I have not seen Chappie but I LOVED District9 so I have complete faith that Neil can breath life into this franchise (with the help of Sigourney, of course).  Neil + Sigourney…Holy Shit. 


Next up is Stephen King’s IT.  




I mean honestly, if you were a kid at the time of IT, you were terrified of this face.  I can remember exactly when I saw IT (no pun intended) and how it felt. My “babysitter” (aka the senior in high school that watched me when I was like 9) came over after school and had this great idea to put on this movie he heard of.  Four hours later (its a long movie) I was hiding under a blanket crying and scared of sewers and shower drains.  Hell no.  Thanks for introducing anxiety into my life Tim Curry. 


Anyway, with that in mind I am looking forward to a new one.  I think it is going to be near impossible to replace Tim Curry as Pennywise, so they better be damn careful with who they choose.   With the news that Andy Muschietti may be at the helm I have faith in the remake.  


Last but sure as hell not least, The X-Files. 




 
All I got from that teaser is that Mulder looks older and Scully looks hotter than she did in the original series.  Just kidding.  Sort of.  
 
No but really.  I’m currently re-watching the original series in anticipation for the new season.  I haven’t learned much about it yet, but the Mulder and Scully dynamic can never get old to me.  Good to see them back in action.  
 
Aliens, Clowns and more Aliens, oh my!