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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President WeevilBy BarryNormski (44 reviews) from Derby , 18 Sep 2008Computer games are for nerds and im not a nerd, films are well sweet and this one is no exception, its brilliantly acted and directed form start to finish. I was so immersed in the zombie infested Raccon City, for much of the duration i was often checking over my shoulder to see if my home had been compromised by the walking dead. Although Milla Jovovich does not appear naked in this film it in no way ruins the rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions one experiences whilst watching. I must commend the directors genius for a multi layered, politically astute, thought provoking and spiritually inspiring 5 start piece of story telling, bravo!
Action rather than horrorBy revels (148 reviews) from Bury , 04 Sep 2008The first resident evil was brillaint, right? No-one argues with that, do they? But as the films have gone ont they've become less about horror and more about action, I'm not sure thats a good thing
SuperbBy salvia (49 reviews) from Amersham , 29 Jul 2008This was a really great action film. It's so nice to see a female superhero who can do the job. Normally sequels to the original are never as good -- but this was equal to the previous two (or was it three) -- very nice indeed -- looking forward to the next.
resident evil - apocalypseBy welch (179 reviews) from newton aycliffe , 13 Jul 2008this one was good but could of been better
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008But its not necessarily a bad way to spend an evening with some simple escapism - as long as you dont take it seriously.