Resident Evil : Apocalypse title

Tag Line : My name is Alice, and I remember everything.

Resident Evil : ApocalypseMilla Jovich returns as Alice to battle more zombies and mutants, but this time she's got friends. Flashing back to the events that lead 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 disappointed although, as with the previous film, serious zombie fans might not warm to it like a George Romero production.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Original director Paul Anderson was going to write and  direct again, but because of his involvement with "Alien Vs Predator" he had to pass the directing job over. He did however write the script.

  • The films storyline was based around the videogame stories of "Resident Evil 2" and "Resident Evil 3 : Nemesis".

  • The film was originally going to be called "Resident Evil :  Nemesis" after the third videogame, but the title was changed to avoid confusion with the 9th "Star Trek" film, which was also entitled Nemesis.

  • Sienna Guillery's character Jill Valentine was dressed to look exactly like the character's outfit in the Resident Evil 3 game.

  • The commercial playing on the TV in the background, during the scene where the Umbrella agents come to collect the female scientist, was actually the teaser trailer to this film.

  • The battle scene with the Police and STARS agent's against the zombies was taken directly from the intro scene of the Resident Evil 3 computer game.

  • Dr Ashford's name was a reference to the Ashford family in the Resident Evil game series.

  • Natasha Henstridge was originally offered the role of Jill Valentine, but had to decline due to other commitments. Similarly, Snoop Dogg was going to play the pimp LJ, but had to leave the project.

  • Jason Isaac's was to return as Dr Birkin, but had to leave before filming started.

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