Few would declare that any of the Resident Evil movies have anything of note to add to the history of cinema, but they've all succeeded, to varying degrees, in entertaining. Retribution survives some major wobbles to do so too. It's best not to focus too much on the narrative, rather to sit back and enjoy the moments where the screen bursts to life. This is where the 3D Blu-ray comes into its own, too. Not just for the super-sharp picture quality, but also the fact that there's been a real effort to get something out of the 3D work in the film, and it's really very effective.
Still, Milla Jovavich remains the key reason to watch Resident Evil: Retribution. She comfortably holds everything together, and remains an action cinema lead of some quality. Her Alice remains a character very much not to be trifled with, and the latest chapter shows that her screen adventures are still worth checking out.