Milla Jovich returns as Alice to battle more zombies and mutants, but this time she's got friends. Flashing back to the events leading up to the apocalyptic climax of the previous film, we see that Racoon city is now a quarantine zone, isolated from the rest of the outside world.
Inside, what's left of the city's police force alongside squads of umbrella corporation troops are struggling to contain the infected who are rampaging throughout.
Trapped inside the contaminated city, Alice forms an alliance with a small group of survivors, consisting of a tough talking female detective named Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), a couple of Umbrella corp. STARS agents, a female reporter named Terri (Sandrine Holt) and a small time pimp named LJ (Mike Epps).
Aided by a sympathetic scientist named Dr Ashford (Jared Harris), who's been monitoring them from outside using the city's surveillance cameras, he promises to help them escape, but only if they can rescue his young daughter Angela who's hiding nearby.
But things aren't going to be easy, with the undead having overrun the city, the Umbrella corp. have unleashed their latest bio weapon, the Nemesis beast, to neutralise everything inside and it isn't too discriminatory about whether the people it kills are zombies or human.
Whilst this is no "Dawn of the Dead", it's a vast improvement over the previous film, with lots more action and gun fighting. Fans of the game series won't be d isappointed although, as with the previous film, serious zombie fans might not warm to it like a George Romero production.