Resident Evil - Apocalypse details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Oded Fehr, Jared Harris, Thomas Kretschmann, Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Sandrine Holt|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||The Ultimate Resident Evil Collection|
Resident Evil - Apocalypse
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Feb 2005|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Danish, English, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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utterly bland and pointlessBy blacksmoke (21 reviews) from London, England , 09 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Resident Evil was supposed to be directed by George Romero. Can you imagine how amazing that would have been?! In the end, the film was directed by Paul WS Anderson (who 'successfully' managed to deliver the equally disappointing Mortal Combat movie - yet another video game turned film). Resident Evil contained plenty of references to Romero's genius, but was no more effective than giving any painter Picasso's palette and a canvas and saying 'go on, make a picasso'. However, the score (Marco Beltrami and Marilyn Manson) alongside the talented Milla Jovovich just about cut the mustard. Mild but tasty. Resident Evil: Apocalypse however is truly awful. Jovovich returns and gives her all but the cool soundtrack has been abandoned (and along with it the atmosphere). Presumably Manson and Beltrami saw the first film and ran for the hills. Wise. This sequel attempts to rip-off (sorry 'reference') John Carpenter and is even less successful than the failed attempt to rip off George Romero! A few set action pieces *are* handled well by the new Director. However, with the same writer/producer team behind the first film this is a franchise heading in ever-decreasing circles (they also managed to deliver Alien vs Predator... is there no humanity??!). Bland, pointless and lacking originality, this is an embarassingly clear attempt to milk as much money out of the Resident Evil brand as possible and a terrible association for Capcom and their unique and twisted video game. The potentially awful remake of Dawn of the Dead surprised everyone by delivering true scares and original ideas. It wasn't Romero but it was great fun and very stylish. If you want to see what happens when it all goes completely wrong, check out his sad movie. In my version the zombies turn on the film-makers (starting with the writer and producer). Of course, Milla escapes unscathed. FYI, she's the extra star I'm awarding.
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What?By a customer from Scotland , 12 May 2009fter going to the cinema a few years back to see Resident Evil i thought i would catch up on the sequel and then the thrid installment but I'm not going to bother after this travesty.
Not GreatBy GoodLad (3 reviews) from Johnstone , 17 Apr 2009I liked the first two, so perhaps \I was expecting a bit too much and subsequently was a bit dissapointed. It played like a dry continuation with much repetitiveness, but if you are a fan of the game (I am not) and liked the other films then it's worth watching, even just for the action. Storlyline is much the same as previously. To begin with the spread is under control, they've set up quarantined areas and the authority's are sort of in control. Doesn't last long and soon our heroine is back in action with her sidekicks to kick ass. Really is just for action junkies or mega fans of the game. Jovvovich is always pleasant to watch in action but I get the impression she is capable of so much more.
resident evil-apocalypseBy stilly (87 reviews) from Huntingdon , 14 Mar 2009a brilliant film enjoyed this very much acting was good story line was good well worth watching and buying
Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004)By a customer from Ballymena , 11 Jan 2009In a word dull.
The first part was trashed but was a watch-able film. This lacked any tension or excitement, a bland copy of special effects, characters and story lines which are all to worn. The main problem is that of the script writers and director. It looks like they just wanted to get this one made and of to the cinema as soon as possible. They made no effort to create the finer details of gripping story line and went for daft gimmicks instead for all the other ingredients were there i.e. the actors and the big budget.
Do not rent this film wait to see it free on TV.
Very entertainingBy TooLateForMyNickname (103 reviews) from Reading , 21 Oct 2008Not sure why people are critical of this film. It is exactly what you would expect.
Follows on nicely from the first installment and has the added bonus of Sienna Guillory - who, for an ex model, plays a good part.
I'm not a 'spotty teenager' as I think one reviewer quoted would enjoy this, but I guess you may say that a 40yr bloke shouldn't be sidetracked by a pretty face.
Attractive women with attitudes and guns :-)
Extinction seems to have better reviews, but for my money, I think Apocalypse was more entertaining.