Resident Evil: Apocalypse

2006-03-30 12:46


A deadly virus has been unleashed on the population of Raccoon City, turning its citizens into killer zombies. Milla Jovovich returns as Alice, one of only two survivors of the contained biochemical disaster in the first Resident Evil movie.

"Apocalypse" begins where the first film left off, with Alice in the heart of the ravaged and deadly Raccoon City. She has been subjected to biogenetic experimentation by the vast Umbrella Corporation and now possesses super-human strengths, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.

Alice is joined by a motley crew of soldiers, security guards and civilians who must band together to survive and escape what is quickly becoming a City of the Dead.

To reach their goal, they will need to battle their way through the relentless onslaught of the ravenous undead, as well as Umbrella forces and terrifying bioengineered weapons, the most deadly of which is the colossal, heavily armed assassin, Nemesis.

What the critics are saying:

"Devoted fans of the videogame might drain some enjoyment from this cynical, depressing exercise. Most others will find it akin to spending days watching someone suck at PlayStation."
- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film

"If you are in the mood for leggy heroines blasting down zombie armies with absurdly large automatic weapons, the sequel to Resident Evil gives very good value for the money."
- Dave Kehr, The New York Times

"A film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Fans of the video game series may find some joy in the relentless, pointless action of this cynical sequel, but all other human beings are advised to steer well clear. And no, seeing Milla Jovovich in hot pants does not make it worth the ticket price.

Jesse 2004/11/30 7:58 PM
Stop it! Please stop it! You people have something bad to say about every movie made! No movie is perfect, please stop saying bad things about every movie that comes out, it is intensely annoying Every movie these people say is bad.
rus 2004/12/02 9:44 AM
its all about FUN it seems that reviewers forget about what a movie is to be about... just plain FUN to watch and enjoy... they expect every movie out to be the next work of art and bash any movies in any possible way... do the film critics have FUN or do they just HATE their job?
Flea 2004/12/03 11:03 AM
Look everyone - the idiots have learned to type I've watched this BAD film and it is BAD - not fun. Yes the reviewers sometimes get it wrong - but not this time. Why don't you guys actually watch the film before you open your traps. Garden State
rus 2004/12/06 1:30 PM
gee... wow... i suppose you got a free ticket to see it... oh... and thanks for your constructive "traps" statement... not everybody's definition of FUN is the same...
Mr Mister 2005/03/17 3:03 PM
Not bad Could have been gorier.
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