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So, how does The Umbrella Corporation make money?


The characters seem to talk as if Umbrella is still some kind of valuable commodity/company that is making a profit of some kind.

Given the ending of this film, I fail to see how they can be anything more than delusional persons who just keep assuming business must be run even though there's really noone it seems to purchase their products.

...and I fail to see how an Umbrella-Corporation-winged-dragon-best-thingy flying around is good for business...unless it flashes its corporate symbol wings at you a split-second before you die, searing your charred flesh-brain with the symbol of who is in control?


"Thanks, guys." "So long, partner."

- Toy Story 3 (9/10)

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This is little misleading. Retribution reveals that BEFORE apocalypse Umbrella sold T-Virus and BOWs worldwide and made tons of money and became the most powerfull corporation in the world. During Retribution the remaints of Umbrella are controlled by Red Queen - AI which somehow survived events from first film - and she wants to destroy all life on Earth to contain the worldwide spreading of T-Virus. But in the result Earth will became undead wasteland.

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But in the result Earth will became undead wasteland.


But that was pretty much what happened in Extinction by the looks of all that desert, and her saying how the Earth dried up...but then in the next film, they just pretty much went, 'Oh, well all that stuff? didn't really seem to happen...maybe?'

"Thanks, guys." "So long, partner."

- Toy Story 3 (9/10)

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By the "undead wasteland" i mean ZERO humans, NO survivors, NO LIFE. Everyone died. This is the goal for Red Queen's "steps" in worldwide scale.

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I think the company name is a clue. A lot of Japanese businesses are 'umbrella' corporations made up of smaller divisions making a variety of products.

Toshiba make everything from batteries to DVD recorders, for instance.

I have it on good authority that as well as developing an apocalyptic zombie virus, Umbrella also had a very successful line of children's knitwear.

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It's somewhat like Mitsubishi.

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Duh!

Sig, you want a sig, here's a SIG-sauer!

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Flying zombie dragons are great for business. Everyone knows. What I want to know is what the hell are they paying their people with now that civilization has collapsed and money is worthless.

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