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Resident Evil


15 Mar 2002

1 hr 40 min

Horror, Action, Science Fiction

A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.
When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.


Status: Released
Countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
Language: English
Awards: 6 nominations.
Budget: $33M


Jeremy Bolt (Producer)
Robert Kulzer (Executive Producer)
Victor Hadida (Executive Producer)
Mike Gabrawy (Associate Producer)
Daniel S. Kletzky (Executive Producer)
Chris Symes (Co-Producer)
Albert Botha (Line Producer)
Yoshiki Okamoto (Executive Producer)
Samuel Hadida (Producer)
Paul W.S. Anderson (Producer)
Bernd Eichinger (Producer)




Milla Jovovich (as Alice)
Michelle Rodriguez (as Rain)
Eric Mabius (as Matt)
Ryan McCluskey (as Mr. Grey)
Oscar Pearce (as Mr. Red)
Indra Ové (as Ms. Black)
Anna Bolt (as Dr. Green)
Joseph May (as Dr. Blue)
Robert Tannion (as Dr. Brown)
Heike Makatsch (as Lisa)
Jaymes Butler (as Clarence)
Stephen Billington (as Mr. White)
Fiona Glascott (as Ms. Gold)
Colin Salmon (as One)
Martin Crewes (as Kaplan)
Pasquale Aleardi (as Rain)
Liz May Brice (as Medic)
Torsten Jerabek (as Commando 1)
Marc Logan-Black (as Commando 2)
James Purefoy (as Spence)
Michaela Dicker (as Red Queen)
Jason Isaacs (as Dr. William Birkin (uncredited))



8.5 · In the category of zombie movies, this is top shelf.
Resident Evil is one of those films that is pure popcorn fun from start to finish. The film was made purely for that reason. If you're looking for any form of logic in its plot or direction, you'll be sadly disappointed. This is a fun and watchable zombie movie that isn't made to bean award winning movie. I've played the games, and I enjoyed very much. Usually film studios can't adapt a video game to the screen due to the fact that the plot will suffer, and games are simply too challenging to adapt due to their scope and ideas. However with this film, there's enough material that works to make it a mindless hour and a half that is lots of fun due to nonstop zombie carnage and exciting action. Don't expect great performances with film, you certainly won't find it here, but as a zombie film, you'll surely enjoy if you're a fan. Acting wise, the film suffers from so-so performances, however Milla Jovovich is a strong lead and she plays the most exciting horror heroine in quite some time. If you do watch Resident Evil, go in with an open mind, and you won't be disappointed. The story itself is interesting and fun, and it does manage to keep you interested from start to finish. Horror fans will surely enjoy this one and it is one of the most exciting zombie movies in quite some time. The film has its fair share of flaws, but there's enough good things going for it to make it worth seeing. Resident Evil is fun for what it is, and is among the better video game to screen adaptations that have come along in quite some time. Fans will surely enjoy the film, but other viewers won't. This is the type of film that is only meant for horror fans and viewers interested in these types of films.

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