Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

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

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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). Alice encounters Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory), a former member of Umbrella's internal defense team. Forming an alliance with mercenary-for-hire Carlos Oliviera (Oded Fehr) and his cohorts, this tiny band of survivors seeks out Dr. Charles Ashford (Jared Harris), Umbrella's top scientist and one of the only men with the know-how to find a solution to the zombie menace; however, they discover that Ashford's cooperation comes with a price -- the scientist's daughter, Angie (Sophie Vavasseur), is missing, and he'll help Alice and her partners only if Angie is returned to him safe and sound. Resident Evil: Apocalypse was the first solo directorial credit for Alexander Witt, who previously distinguished himself as a cinematographer and second-unit director. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
R (for non-stop violence, language and some nudity)
Genre:
Horror
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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Cast

Sienna Guillory
as Jill Valentine
Oded Fehr
as Carlos Olivera
Sophie Vavasseur
as Angie Ashford
Razaaq Adoti
as Sgt. Peyton Wells
Zack Ward
as Nicholai Sokolov
Raz Adoti
as Sgt. Peyton Wells
Sandrine Holt
as Teri Morales
Jared Harris
as Dr. Charles Ashford
Mike Epps
as L.J.
Shaun Austin-Olsen
as The Priest
Geny Walters
as Mrs. Priest
Catherine Burdon
as Computer Tech No. 1
Iain Glen
as Dr. Isaacs
Tim Burd
as Refugee
Dave Nichols
as Captain Henderson
Jo Chim
as Newsanchor
Stefan Hayes
as Yuri Loginova
Tom Gerhardt
as Zombie
Robert Hall
as School Undead
Megan Fahlenbock
as Marla Mapes
Michelle Latimer
as Technician
Eric Mabius
as Matt Addison
Robert Morelli
as Director
Aaron Abrams
as Assistant
Jazz Mann
as Reporter
Chris Benson
as Lance Halloran
James Paputsis
as Newpaper Boy
Brian Rhodes
as Grandfather
Martin Martinuzzi
as Overworked Detective
Janessa Crimi
as Undead Kid
Melanie Tonello
as Undead Kid
Malcolm Xerxes
as Undead Kid
Kevin Hare
as Scientist
Heather Dick
as Older Woman
Alex Courey
as Suit #1
John DeToro
as Suit #2
Billy Khoury
as Suit #3
Sava Drayton
as Suit #4
Nicole Ann St. Hill
as Undead Gaudy Hooker
Ricardo Betancourt
as Burly Cop #1
Ted Ludzik
as Burly Cop #2
Rebecca Sims
as Undead Little Girl
Christopher Weedon
as Undead Little Boy #1
Billy Parrott
as Security Guard
Derek Asland
as Featured Graveyard Undead 1
Simon Elise Girard
as Chopper Pilot #1
Dean Copkov
as Chopper Pilot #2
Jeff White
as Chopper Pilot #4
Natalie Charles
as Refugee #2
Pierre Henry
as Screaming Soldier
Jim Codrington
as Lieutenant
Kelly Fiddick
as Reflection Undead
Michy Gustavia
as Featured City Hall Undead #2
Shane Mackinnon
as Featured City Hall Undead #3
Ed Fielding
as Featured City Hall Undead #4
Stephen Paul Hart
as Featured City Hall Undead #5
Sandi Stahlbrand
as Reporter #1
Amber Marshall
as Daughter
Venice Grant
as Undead Stripper #1
Ana Danilina
as Undead Stripper #2
Ingrid Johansson
as Featured IV Woman Undead
Jeffrey Weedon
as Undead Little Boy #2
Annabel Chu
as Featured Undead Kid #2
Joey Jefferson
as Featured Undead Kid #3
Heather Braaten
as Featured Rooftop Undead #1
Richard Harte
as Featured Rooftop Undead #2
Joey Beck
as Featured Rooftop Undead #3
Eric Morgan
as Featured Undead City Walker #1
Gene Pyrz
as Featured Undead City Walker #2
Torquil Colbo
as Featured Undead City Walker #3
Joanna Cook Moore
as Featured Undead City Walker #4
Peter C. Wylde
as Featured Undead City Walker #5
Garry Geddes
as Featured Undead City Walker #6
Dionne Renee
as Featured Undead City Walker #7
Dan Ellery
as Featured "Surplus" Undead #1
Sharon Moore
as Featured "Surplus" Undead #2
Derek Aasland
as Featured "Surplus" Undead #3
Bobby Prochaska
as Network Anchor #2
Larissa Gomes
as Reporter #3
Gregory White
as Lab Technician
Roman Podhora
as Leader Umbrella Guard
Brian King
as Umbrella Gate Guard
Matt Addison
as Flashbacks From Resident Evil
Rob Hall
as Featured School Undead
Brad Borbridge
as Overworked Sergeant
Gene Pyrz
as Featured Undead City Walker #2
Derek Aasland
as Featured "Surplus" Undead #3
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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 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Is it utopian to expect better of the next first-person shooter that comes to the screen?

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the Today studio.

Full Review… | September 16, 2004
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This is efficient, soul-numbing moviemaking, diverting enough for blistering September afternoons when what's onscreen is secondary to how high they've cranked the air conditioning.

Full Review… | September 15, 2004
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Obviously padded, too long on action, and painfully short on irony.

September 14, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

Resident Evil: Apocalypse accomplishes the odd feat of having several things going on at once yet never being terribly exciting.

September 13, 2004
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Resident Evil: Apocalypse

An enormous wreck with a terrible direction, stupid characters and lame dialogue. Just about everything is awful in this unoriginal zombie movie sequel that has no imagination, and it feels and tastes like a video game, only it's the director, not us, who gets to play and have fun.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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.

Phil Hubbs
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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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