Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil - Apocalypse

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Resident Evil: Apocalypse has lots of action, but not much in terms of plot or creativity.


Movie Info

One of the only survivors of a man-made plague joins forces with a team of private warriors in a bid to save what's left of the Earth in this sequel to Resident Evil, the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game. Picking up where the first film left off, Resident Evil: Apocalypse finds Alice (Milla Jovovich) still battling the living dead who are overtaking Raccoon City, inoculated with an anti-virus by the nefarious and all-powerful Umbrella Corporation (in addition to the virus itself). … More

Rating: R (for non-stop violence, language and some nudity)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Paul W.S. Anderson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2007
Box Office: $50.7M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Jill Valentine

as Carlos Olivera

as Angie Ashford

as Nicholai Sokolov

as Sgt. Peyton Wells

as Sgt. Peyton Wells

as Teri Morales

as Dr. Charles Ashford

as Mrs. Priest

as Computer Tech No. 1

as Dr. Isaacs

as Refugee

as Captain Henderson

as Newsanchor

as Yuri Loginova

as Mackenzie

as Zombie

as School Undead

as Marla Mapes

as Technician

as Matt Addison

as Reporter

as Assistant

as Lance Halloran

as Newpaper Boy

as Overworked Detective

as Grandfather

as Overworked Sergeant

as Undead Kid

as Undead Kid

as Undead Kid

as Scientist

as Older Woman

as Suit #1

as Suit #2

as Suit #3

as Suit #4

as Undead Gaudy Hooker

as Burly Cop #1

as Burly Cop #2

as Undead Little Girl

as Undead Little Boy #1

as Security Guard

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as Chopper Pilot #1

as Chopper Pilot #2

as Chopper Pilot #4

as Refugee #2

as Screaming Soldier

as Lieutenant

as Reflection Undead

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as Reporter #1

as Daughter

as Undead Stripper #1

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as Network Anchor #2

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Critic Reviews for Resident Evil - Apocalypse

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (29)

The heart plummets at the prospects for a follow-up.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

proves it's not necessarily 'game over' for the video-game movie genre.

Full Review… | September 12, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

By-the-numbers gory horror flick -- not for kids.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Loud, messy, senseless, pointless, and cheesy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Milla Jovovich still deserves much of the credit for the film's short-term success.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

This lamely scripted sequel based on the popular video game begins where the tense, gruesome original ended but is quite inferior.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Resident Evil - Apocalypse

½

Jill Valentine and three other people are holed up in an abandoned church trying to escape the ever growing army of zombies within Raccoon City (one of the stupidest names for a city ever!). They are in a battle against a group of Lickers and almost out of ammo, things look bleak.

Suddenly a bright shines through the huge stained glass window...Alice blows through the glass mounted on top of a motorbike. She lands perfectly, informs the survivors to take cover and proceeds to blow away all the Lickers one by one in an eye shattering display of slow motion action enough to give any fanboy a hard on. At this exact moment the franchise dies, this is where the Resi Evil film franchise loses the gritty grown up 'Aliens' clone formula of the first film and enters the realm of hyper martial arts and lots and lots of slow motion action.

The character of Alice has been experimented on since the last film, apparently, which now gives her superhuman strength, speed and agility. This in turn takes the character and the film into the world of 'The Matrix' and absurd action set pieces.

Don't get me wrong the film isn't entirely bad, the atmosphere and visuals of the film are decent whilst the abandoned Raccoon City is created very well. You do get a great sense of dread from the deserted city, it feels dangerous and eerie with a really nice dark tone.

The film is still pretty adult I must say, there is plenty of blood, some gore and quite a few jump in your seat moments. The general survival concept is along the same lines as the first film with a small band of people trying to escape the City, its a solid idea which works. The problem is the inclusion of Alice who drags the film down utterly with her over the top macho invincibility.

The inclusion of Nemesis was of course required by all Resi fans and he is faithfully created, amazingly, although a bit rubbery. Not being a fanboy myself I just don't get why the Umbrella Corp would release this huge monster simply to kill the remaining S.T.A.R.S. members. Was this some kind of field test? and the fact they planned to nuke the City wouldn't that somewhat negate their precious creation? On top of that they make Alice fight this big guy for no real reason other than to have an exciting finale fight in the film...oh and something about seeing who is stronger, err why??? All that work just to have him fight Alice?!

The problem as said before is quite simply the character of Alice and the fact we have to follow her around from one superhero sequence to the next. On top of that you have the pathetic alpha female rivalry between Jill and Alice (and both actresses) as both compete for sexiest zombie killer. Jill wins purely down to her ridiculously skimpy outfit which is obviously in there just for the teen male audience. Because of course most special unit cops wear tight hot pants and a tight vest when in terror situations...wait this is a serious film?

Its a brave attempt which literately just keeps its head above the waves and manages to be a reasonable film. Shame about all the slow motion crap but this is what happens when Jovovich is in a film. The film is basically let down by stupid action sequences which vomit on your suspension of disbelief, had these bits been more sensible or relatively realistic then the film could have been pretty solid.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

The first film in the franchise was a pretty good horror film, one that made zombie films fun and entertaining. Obviously a sequel was going to be made, and we got Resident Evil: Apocalypse, which is a disappointing feature that had the potential of being so much more. The first Resident Evil film, I thought it had a lot of rousing action, terrifying scares, decent acting, and it was a bloody good time. But Resident Evil: Apocalypse does not really deliver the bite of the original, the film starts well enough, but after 20 minutes you're left scratching your head if this is really a good/bad movie. I felt it was a mess, and there were no redeeming qualities to make this one really worth seeing. This was a sloppy effort, one that failed to deliver the effective action from the first, while the action scenes were simply ridiculous and laughable. The plot was poorly crafted as well, and it just ended up falling flat most of the time. This film was simply put, a dud, a movie with no care for crafting something exciting, worth seeing or memorable for that matter. Fans of the first movie may be disappointed by this one, and it's more of a chore to watch this one as it is amusing. In terms of mindless thrills, this one just doesn't cut it. Everything feels forced with no care about constructing great action scenes that are spectacular. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is just a lazy film that had a good start and ultimately a poor finish that left a lot to be desired. This film was one of the first lacking entries in the series and you realize that this entry could have been much better than what it turned out to be. The biggest problem with the film is that there were things that worked, but things that didn't and it just ended being a lacking effort overall.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

three and a half

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MisterYoda ?

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