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Resident Evil
  • Director 
     Paul Anderson
  • Actors 
      Bernd Eichinger, Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Samuel Hadida
  • Year 
     2002
  • Notable Appearance 
     MP5K, G36K, Nickel Plated Beretta 92F, Colt Government
  • Story 
     5
  • Combat Scenes 
     6
  • Weapon Variety 
     4
  • High Factor 
     5

 

Based on the popular video game of the same name, Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) are the leaders of a commando-team who must break into "the hive," a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab's personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-Dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab's supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.



Movie critics have not been kind to this movie and rightly so. The movie tries to create an atmosphere of horror but only succeeds in doing so through piercing and sudden sound effects. The walking zombies failed to scare me and frankly the gunfire sequences were lacking in effect. There were a couple scenes of full auto fire against a mob of zombies but the scene failed to excite me. Another scene showed Mila taking on a bunch of attack zombie dogs with a nickel plated Beretta 92F but disappointingly, the camera focused on the gun's blowback action than anything else - which left much to the imagination.



Overall this movie deserves some acclaim for it's special effects. If a pure action flick is what you yearn for and plot is not a serious concern for you (nor acting), then maybe Resident Evil is worth a quick watch. So what if the haunted house-style scares are cheap? The music's loud, the guns are big and there's partial nudity. But before you hit the play button, remember to turn off your brain.

View the official site for trailers.

It's still alive!
Mila is oh so hot but oh so expressionless.
The most charismatic leader is axed early on