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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 September 2004 (USA)
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Alice awakens from a terrible sleep to find her worst fears realized--the bloodthirsty Undead, which she and the now-annihilated squad of elite military fought to destroy, have been unleashed on the city that surrounds the secret facility of the Umbrella Corporation. Discovering she was an Umbrella experiment, Alice has been bio-genetically enhanced with new strengths, senses and dexterity--and she will need them. In the heart of the ravaged Raccoon City, a small group of uninfected people, including Jill Valentine, a recently demoted member of Umbrella Corp's elite Special Tactics and Rescue Services team, and S.T.A.R.S team leader Carlos Oliveira, fight for their lives against swarms of Undead and the deadlier and faster Lickers. Running out of luck and resources, the group is rescued by Alice, and they begin to wage an exhilarating battle to survive and escape before the Umbrella Corporation erases its experiment from the face of the earth. Their only hope lies somewhere within ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for non-stop violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,604,383 (Japan) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

$286,026 (South Africa) (21 January 2005)
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The film contains many visual and thematic references to the games. Here's what references are seen from the games in storyline chronological order:
  • All Games: There is a shot near the end of the film of Alice's eye close up. This is a reference to the first game in the series - the close up eye shot is the logo/title screen of the games, a white goddess statue can be seen in the church, Goddess statues always play a big role in the puzzles of all Biohazard games.


  • Resident Evil Ø (2002): Alice kills the Lickers in the church in a bullet time effect identical to Billy Killing the Leech Queen.


  • Resident Evil (1996) In the opening scene with the weather map and the ending, both mention the Arklay Mountains. This is where the mansion in the original game was located.


  • Resident Evil (2002) (Gamecube remake) Terri's death is recorded by her fallen camera, as is Joseph's death in the intro in the remake of the original game.


  • Resident Evil 2 (1998) Alice's visit to the gun shop may be a slight reference to Resident Evil 2, in which Kendo's Gun Shop is one of the first locations a player visits, The helicopter that delivers Nemesis' weapons is similar in look to the helicopter that delivered Mr. X in Resident Evil 2, Angela Ashford plays a character similar to Shirey Birkin from Resident Evil 2.


  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999): The sequence in which RPD members are surrounded by zombies at an intersection is taken almost shot for shot from an FMV in Resident Evil 3 (the most noticeably similar shot is the slow zoom in on the police helmet), The character of Jill Valentine wears the same outfit she wore in Resident Evil: 3, Zombies also rise from their graves in Resident Evil: 3, Jill also uses gas stoves to create an explosion in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Jill,Terri, Alice and Peyton hide out in a red cable-car, in Resident Evil 3 Jill, Carlos, Nicholai and Mikhial also hide out in a red cable-car and use it to get to the Clock tower. And in both Resident Evil 3 and the Movie, Nemesis shoots down a helicopter with his rocket launcher.


  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000): The sequence in which Alice runs down a hallway while a helicopter shoots out the windows is identical to the opening cinema in Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Ashford is the name of the family that created Umbrella, as told in Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Alice's superhuman abilities are similar to those exhibited by Albert Wesker in Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Milla Jovovich's move in which she drops her handgun and grabs it just before hitting the ground was lifted directly from Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000) in which Claire Redfield pulls this in the opening movie and takes out a room full of guards.


  • Miscellaneous: The idea of Dr. Ashford pulling strings to save people inside a zombie-ridden area contains shades of Trent, a character from the Resident Evil books, written by S.D. Perry. Another similarity is that Trent's parents, like Dr. Ashford, created the T-Virus for benevolent purposes before it was hijacked by Umbrella.


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Goofs

As the S.T.A.R.S officer sees the helicopter dropping supplies into the hospital, and says "it could be a radio" a person (crew) is very obviously seen walking in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: My name is Alice. I worked for the Umbrella Corporation, the largest and most powerful commercial entity in the world. I was head of security at a secret high-tech facility, The Hive, a giant underground laboratory developing experimental viral weaponry. But there was an incident. The virus escaped and everybody died. Trouble was... they didn't stay dead.
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Just before the scrolling credits start there is an announcement that "this has been a product by the umbrella corporation." See more »

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Soundtracks

Run for Your Life
Performed by Elia's Lonely Friends Band
Written by Elia Cmiral
Produced by Elia Cmiral
Published by Constantin Music Verlags GmbH, Munich (BMI)
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Return to bloody zombies with high technology science fiction
22 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie concerns about living dead in Racoon City where a lethal virus outbreaks and it infiltrates into human body creating the Zombies after to bite themselves . Milla Jovovich escapes and she's helped by an action woman (Sienna Guillory) and a soldier (Oded Feher) and a journalist(Sandrine Holt). They have to confront several Zombies starving of meat and a nasty and evil Corporation chief.

The film begins as ¨Omega man¨ movie , as a city without people , totally uninhabited . After that , Milla Jovovich will find a motley group at a church where she'll fight against weird creatures and later with Zombies that a mutant virus has transformed into flesh eating . It's a good horror film , made in fast moving and is neither boring , nor tiring , but entertaining . From the beginning until the end the action pace is nonstop . In the picture there are action, terror, suspense , creepy atmosphere and a little bit of gore . The motion picture takes parts of ¨Alien¨ and ¨Dawn of the dead¨ and of course : ¨Resident Evil I¨ . Special effects ,FX , are first rate, they have been made by make-up and computer generator.

The film is based on a popular video game and obtained a lot of success such as the first part . The yarn will appeal to terror, gore and video games fans. Rating : 6,5/10 . Above average .


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