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Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
I'm a huge fan of the Resident Evil video game franchise and I thought this movie was horrible. I think that the writer/director of the first movie did a great job of bringing the story to the big screen. Video game inspired movies are not the easiest to do, just look at Street Fighter, House of the Dead, etc. I think it was a HUGE mistake to have a different director helm this film. To be honest, I don't think it would have helped this film much if Paul Anderson had directed it either since he wrote an incredibly stupid script with incomprehensible plot. I know this is a movie about zombies, but can we please have a little bit of realism and logic here. Can we at least keep our story consistent? We understand that the T-virus reanimates dead cells and that it is protean, it can be borne through the air, etc but how is it that the dead buried in the cemetery are reanimated? From what I understand, there was six feet of soil and various man-made implements(such as a coffin) separating those dead people from the T-virus. Unlike in the first movie, the air had not been infected with the virus or everyone alive would have gotten it too.
It is an interesting stunt to have Alice running down the side of a building, but let's answer the question of how in the heck she got up there in the first place. How about the brilliant disappearing zombies. A hoard of zombies will be somewhere in one instant and then gone the next and vice versa. How are they walking about the city for long periods of time with out seeing even one zombie? What happened to that large group of people in the beginning who was turned back into the city at the beginning of the movie? Why would you split up in a building full of zombies? How did Alice know that the people barricaded up in the church needed help? Why would she crash through the window leaving it open for zombies to get in? Why? Why? Why? I could go on and on, but I think the ultimate question is...Why did this movie suck???
I likes the multiple sets, I liked the additional action, I liked the use of characters from the game. I even appreciated the comic relief that Mike Epps provided, but the movie was a dudd overall. I gave it 4/10