The project was doomed from the start whenever a new director was on board. Not only that the teaser trailer looked beyond terrible. There really isn't a lot to say about this movie. Thankfully this movie was one of my free ones whenever I bought my PS3. If it wasn't for that I would have never bought it.
If there are some people that like this movie I am curious what you might have to say. I really can't find a whole lot that is good about this movie, it really is bad. With that said here is my review on the second movie in the Resident Evil movie franchise, Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse [Blu-ray] Released: September 10, 2004 / January 16, 2007 Director: Alexander Witt
Resident Evil: Apocalypse [Blu-ray]How can I write a review on a movie like this? Resident Evil: Apocalypse almost single handedly ruined the Resident Evil movie franchise. The plot was beyond terrible and the acting was laughable. Milla Jovovich was still looking just as good in this movie, but she couldnít even save this movie.
Apocalypse is comparable to House of the Dead, a video game based movie that had video game footage during battle scenes. The zombies in this movie were as strong as door knobs. Everything that was great about the first movie was saved for the third movie, but that still doesnít explain this movie to Resident Evil fans.
After being enhanced by the Umbrella Corporation Alice aids a group of survivors, stuck in Raccoon City. Thousands of people are trying to break out of the city as officials keep them locked in, frighten the virus may spread. To make things worse a biochemical weapon known as the Nemesis is unleashed to destroy anything in its sight.
I really couldnít stand this movie. More aspects from the video game were added into Resident Evil: Apocalypse but who really cares. When you have a scene where zombies are dying with matrix style kung fu you know there are problems. Nothing about this movie is good.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse [Blu-ray]Nemesis looks pretty cool in this movie, which is one of the best parts of the film. Things get sour whenever both Nemesis and Alice can jump higher than small office buildings. Whenever these two fight off and on you just want to laugh out loud. Most of the scenes in this movie resemble anything Uwe Boll has created. Remember Alone in the Dark?
My version of Resident Evil: Apocalypse is apparently not as good as the newer version released in early January, but who cares. The transfer from DVD to Blu-ray looks good, the colors are a lot brighter and everything in general seems more realistic.
This movie contains a few special features that make up for the movies terrible plot. All of the commentary tracks though are not anything to brag about. During all of the tracks everybody talks so highly of the movie. Who are they trying to kid? Parts of the movie that stand out as being embarrassing the director and many others praise it to high heaven. Maybe all three of these tracks are comedy commentaries?
Special featurettes on a film that stinks is pointless. All of the behind the scenes features are boring and a waste of time. Even the twenty deleted scenes are disappointing. There is a pretty amusing deleted scene with some naked zombies. If this was added into the movie maybe more people would have liked it.
Final Verdict I hate this movie for all itís worth. When I saw this movie in theaters I thought I was missing something so I bought it on DVD. The DVD really didnít help too much either but I got a third chance with the movie whenever I got this movie in the mail for free. Turns out Resident Evil: Apocalypse is really that terrible, three strikes and it is out of here, hopefully for good.
With Apocalypse crippling the Resident Evil franchise there was one last hope. I will post my review on Resident Evil: Extinction later in the week. Until then try to forget about this movie, it shouldn't be that hard.
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