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Resident Evil

Director: Paul Anderson; Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez; Release Date: January 01, 2008

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Resident Evil is pure fun

  • Apr 1, 2008
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Resident Evil is a loud, annoying, and gloriously dumb action-horror movie that might have been a good popcorn flick if it were more fun. Instead, it's as formulaic and predictable as a high-gloss, no substance action movie can be, surprisingly devoid of a real sense of fun or any chills. It just ambles along with bland action set pieces sprinkled amid scenes of even worse dialogue. I can enjoy a mindless B-movie as much as the next guy (if you read my reviews, you should know that), but this film doesn't even satisfy in that respect.

The movie serves as a prequel to the popular Capcom video game series. The opening scenes take place in the Hive, the massive underground research complex run by the diabolical Umbrella Corporation. A vile containing a deadly virus is broken and it dissipates throughout the complex by way of the ventilation system. You'd think a laboratory dealing with deadly viruses wouldn't be connected with the entire complex through the air ducts, right? Well, you'd be wrong. Anyway, the virus escapes, so the Red Queen (the supercomputer that controls the Hive) seals off the entire complex, trapping dozens of employees inside, all of whom die.

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January 09, 2009
I also really enjoy this movie for some reason, even though as you said, it's the epitome of B-movie. Still, there's something about it that draws me in that I just can't put my finger on...
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review by . January 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
* out of ****      I've learned to do one thing while watching and critiquing a video game-to-movie adaptation; recognize it for not being directed by the infamous Uwe Boll. However, does that make it not suck? No, it just makes it less "one of the worst films of all time" in its quality. I've seen filmic hell when it comes to Video Game-based films, and "Resident Evil" helps me to revisit those particularly unpleasant realms. "Resident Evil" …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
the game was fun and the movie was awsome! action, zombies, and hot girls whats not to like?
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Best movie I have seen so far and the whole story might have not gone exactly as the story of the game but I thought it was better then the game and any of you gamers like my self do not agree then say some thing.
review by . May 12, 2009
Resident Evil (2002) is a movie that's loosely based on the zombie killing video game series. If you're going to make a movie based upon a video game at least play it before you decide to write and direct a movie based on it. I've seen several Japanese zombie flicks that are not based on the game that are more truer to the original source than this movie. Leave it up to Paul W. Anderson to take a brilliant concept and ruin it by making a movie that is so unlike the game. By itself it's a decent …
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The Umbrella Corporation's Vault, a secret facility located deep below Raccoon City, is sabotaged and a deadly virus is stolen. In the mansion that conceals another entrance to the Vault, Alice (Milla Jovovich) lies on the shower floor, naked except for the shower curtain. She can't remember anything but, as she dresses, she recalls memory fragments. Then, masked intruders burst through the windows. They tell Alice she is a Corporation agent living undercover in the mansion. She goes with them into the Vault to discover who sabotaged it. As they penetrate the Vault, trying to get to the Red Queen, the computer system at the heart of the facility, Alice and her confederates face many horrors--dead bodies suspended in water, blood-red flayed dogs, flesh-eating zombies, and "the Licker," a dynamically mutating monster.

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