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Resident Evil (2002)

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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,707,106, 17 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,119,709, 21 May 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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Narrator: At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world's leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation, and viral weaponry.
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Written by Noko, Paul Colbourne, Trevor Gray and Howard Gray
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Way better than what I expected
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't waiting to see anything amazing when I started watching for this movie, since almost all the license movies have been terrible... Fortunately, my opinion was to change! Movie was great, actors were good enough, and there was actually a plot (whoa!). Director has done a great job by having that videogame atmosphere by use of light, but still keeping the movie tense. Marilyn Manson has also made a great job by composing some of his greatest soundtrack titles which really fit for this movie. I have played both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, and recognized many of the scenes which were kind of similar to games. What can I say? For the people who have played games, this one gives good vibes and they are going to love it. For regular people the movie might be above the average. This was one hell-of-a-movie, and I'm waiting for the sequel.

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