As every year, here are my Oscars predictions in a little girl drawing style for you to enjoy it even more:
“Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in.”
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
This movie is based on a theatre play that won many awards, so if the play was good, the movie should be too, right? In this case it is. The movie is a good movie. You realize that is based on a play because the focus of the movie are the dialogues and what it is not important at all are the places. Almost everything happens in the same surroundings with the same characters and because of that, making a movie of this kind of play, where there isn’t much a change of settings, is quite a challenge.
Moreover, what gives this movie an added value is that the actors are the same ones that played the same characters many years ago on the stage. And that is an added value because they already know their characters; they have played them, and now they can portray them better and wider. And with two actors the size of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis the value sky rockets. That Denzel himself has directed the movie only proves that who better to direct it that the actor who portrayed the main character on stage?
The story is a real one. Hard at some points but nonetheless interesting enough to follow. At some point the movie might seem too long but this is a play and plays are long, and also the best part is the first half, which in the movie I would say is the second half the better part. A movie that proves that with just a simple story and a good performance we can have a good time.
– Fences was originally a 1983 play by August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle”. Like all of the “Pittsburgh” plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience, and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.
– “Fences” opened on Broadway in 1987, winning the Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (James Earl Jones), and Best Featured Actress (Mary Alice). A revival of “Fences” opened in 2010, winning the Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor Denzel Washington, and Best Actress (Viola Davis). All five adult actors reprise their roles in this film adaptation, with Washington also directing.
– This was August Wilson’s first ever screenplay adaptation of one of his own acclaimed plays.
– August Wilson insisted that a film adaptation of the play, be directed by an African-American.
– This is the third theatrical film to be directed by Denzel Washington.
– In 2017, August Wilson received a posthumous Oscar nomination for his ‘Fences’ screenplay, adapted from his own play. Wilson, the only credited writer, passed away in 2005.
“My name is Alice. This is the end of my story.”
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Because it is (hopefully) the final chapter!!? I still don’t believe it though, the cash machine wants to keep getting money. Plink! Plink! Plink! I must confess that I don’t remember what happened on the previous movie, or the one before that.. Really sad, I know, but if they were not good, but entertaining our brain should be able to remember them, right? The same would happen to this one if it wasn’t the final instalment of the saga, which will make us remember how the story ends.
Through many movies we have witnessed the fight of Alice against the zombies and in this one the fight comes to an end, or is it? The plot is better than the two previous ones, as there is (finally!) and objective that the heroine has to reach, but while in all the previous movies there wasn’t a final aim, a final reason why all this has happened, only vague information or information enough for us, in this one we are explained everything. And I mean everything. And by learning everything, everthing gets disappointing, because it’s not something special or something stunning, it’s something really boring and not original at all.
So the story has been going on and on, and the fighting sequences have become more spectacular, and bigger, and louder, and now that we are reaching the final point, they are still good, but at some point they might seem too normal for our liking; even though that there is a recall to some fight scenes from the very first movie (which was the best by the way).
A film for fans who want to see how it ends (does it?) and expect to see old characters return, which is always a plus, and who expect to be given a proper explanation for all that the Umbrella Corporation did, although it might differ of what they were provided on the previous installments of the saga.
– The alleged final installment of the “Resident Evil” film franchise, however depending on domestic and international gross business decisions may or may not be revised.
– The final scene of Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) hinted at Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) being the final installment of the Resident Evil film franchise.
– With the release of this film, the Resident Evil franchise is the first horror franchise in history to cross over 1 billion dollars in total making it the highest grossing series of horror films of all time.
– The film was released almost 15 years after the first Resident Evil (2002) film, which would have been the series’ fifteen year anniversary.
– Megan Charpentier had outgrown the role of the Red Queen, which she previously played in Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and was recast with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson’s real life daughter Ever Gabo Jovovich Anderson in her feature film debut.
– A number of YouTubers who were in Capetown, South Africa for a convention were given a chance to appear in sequences for the film as zombies.
– The outfit that Claire Redfield, Ali Larter’s character, wears is the same outfit that was worn by Claire Redfield in the game Resident Evil: Revelations 2.
– Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, and Shawn Roberts are the only actors to reprise their roles from previous installments.
– This film has the longest wait in release date between sequels with there being four years between Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) and this installment. The film’s releases always spanned two to three years.
– On the side of the army hummer the letters BSAA can be seen. This is short for Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, this is the name of an anti-bioterrorism task force in the game franchise.
– A TV series is supposedly in the works following the release of this final installment to the Resident Evil film franchise.
– During filming stuntwoman Olivia Jackson suffered a severe injury to her left arm after a motorcycle crash and ultimately had to have the arm amputated.