When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.
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most people don't like this film because it doesn't stay true to the games...BOLLOCKS!! in all fairness they have to change it around abit for movie based. this is truly my favourite zombie film i recommend it to anybody out there, although for you resident evil fans of the games you'll probably won't like it and complain and moan but if you haven't played the games you'll possibley love it.
this is the best film of the three and it basicaly sums up how the franchise all started.
I've never been big on zombies or zombie movies, so it took me quite a long time to watch the Resident Evil movies despite there being big fans of the movies in my friends.
Actually, the first time I watched this movie was around the time it was released, and I could never remember much of it afterwards, and never really understood why people were so excited about it.
It took years for me to pick up the movie again and give it another chance, but I'm glad I did. I still think the first RE movie is the worst of them, but I nevertheless enjoyed it. I find the idea quite fascinating because I honestly believe there are people in this world who could and would do something like the Umbrella Company in Resident Evil.
I've always liked Milla Jovovich, and now I like her even more. At times she seemes so fragile and vulnerable, but there is lots of hidden strength in her. I'm not usually fond of "bad-ass girls" in movies, girls with big guns and far too little clothes, but Jovovich does it in a tasty way, without appearing overly pornographic. Even so, she is really sexy in her own way. And of course, she's a really good actor, so what more could one ask?
I can't really say any of the other characters in the movie would have moved me in one way or another, but such happens; and anyway, I'm not usually one to follow character development too much in movies, I'm more interested in the plot and the big picture and especially the message the movie wants to convey.
Even though zombies and sci-fi aren't what I usually like in movies, Resident Evil is a really good example of a good sci-fi movie for someone who's usually not much into the genre.