Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Staring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Release Date: March 15, 2002
Was in the zombie mood after watching Army Of The Dead so thought it was time to revisit Paul W.S. Anderson and maybe look on him in a better light after the truly awful Monster Hunter (2020).
Based off the famous video games, “A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.” It is a simple premise as a straight go in and get out mission, but I am here to say that Resident Evil does stand the test of time (for the most part).
Is the movie good? Not really. Is the movie well made? In parts, but also in some parts MAJOR not. But is the movie entertaining? Yes it is.
Milla Jovovich has made a ton of money in this franchise and it is easy to see why the fans latched on to her as Alice. She is a badass and she looks good doing it. According to IMDB, all of the scratches and scrapes are real for Alice and all were acquired by Milla Jovovich.
The one really negative noticeable this time around with Resident Evil is the audio masking on scenes. Just cutaways with obvious post production audio insertion. In terms of a positive; this movie just moves. Really on slowing down. Also Anderson does a solid job with the whole “memory loss” part of the story; it is much better than I remember.
In my initial rating I had Resident Evil as a “B”. That was too generous, but this stands up as being an enjoyable video game movie that has more redeemable qualities than not. (Also this is the first time I have used my new columns in my excel sheet, EXCITING!)
STANKO RATING: C (2.5/5 Stars)