Yeah I know if you post anything that doesn't deal with games most people will get pissed off, but right now I don't care. I just found out today that I am going to get a quote on The Living Corpse graphic novel, whenever it comes out this year.
It turns out the people that write the comic book and the comic liked my review so much they are going to use a certain passage to put into the paper back. They are also going to put something either in issue two or three. Either way I am pretty happy right now.
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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Last night I decided to stay up all night and watch my Resident Evil movies. Since I don't use my PS3 for anything I figured it was about time to watch these three Blu-ray movies. The final product? Three reviews that might change peoples minds on the movie franchise.
Remember these are my opinions. Most people may disagree with since the Resident Evil movies didn't do a good job sticking with the games. Oh yeah if you do consider buying these movies on Blu-ray just go with the box set, it's a lot cheaper.
Resident Evil [Blu-ray] Released: March 15, 2002 / January 1, 2008 Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
A newer, up to date version of the first Resident Evil movie was released on Blu-ray on the same day as Resident Evil: Extinction came out. The Resident Evil series has always been extremely popular, but when the first movie was released people were torn. Is this the same Resident Evil that spawned numerous number one hit games or are we looking at something completely different?
Resident Evil is a different kind of zombie movie. It blends some zombie movie aspects along with some science fiction. This isnít the best formula for a game that is known for having extreme zombie violence. The movie didnít seem to stick with the games plot at all, all fans were treated to were a few familiar character names.
Some of the reasons why this movie did so well was for the fact it had zombies, explosions and a hot leading lady. Milla Jovovich is a babe, casting her might have been the saving grace for this movie. Yeah the story is easy to follow, but the story does not fit the Resident Evil name at all.
Resident Evil [Blu-ray]A virus has escaped into the Hive, a secret facility owned by the Umbrella Corporation. The virus starts turning people and animals into zombies. Military support is sent in, along with Alice, to stop the madness. Everything rests in the hands of Alice; she needs to find a way to stop the Red Queen while battling her amnesia.
Compared to other video game movies Resident Evil is a bundle of joy. There are enough action sequences here to make an action buff scream for joy. At times these sequences steal away from the main point to the movie, the zombies.
Since we are dealing with a horror movie here there really isnít a whole lot here that will scare anybody. Throughout the movie there are those sudden jerks of movement, nothing too serious. Gamers should love this movie; the things that deal with the game franchise are done extremely well in this movie.
The latest Blu-ray release of this movie comes in pull 1080p high definition. The movie was transferred real nice onto Blu-ray, the colors are a whole lot richer than the normal DVDs. At no point during the movie will you need to question yourself if this was really worth the purchase, Resident Evil got a gorgeous Blu-ray transition.
I didnít know a whole lot of difference with the sound. After I watched the Blu-ray version of Resident Evil I popped in my original DVD version. The sound here and there was a bit deeper. Some of the noises the zombies make sound louder too. So if you forgot about the noises zombies made then youíll be in luck.
Sony has delivered enough of extras to make any Resident Evil fan happy. The commentary track with numerous people from the film is enjoyable, but since we have a lot of people doing this track it just annoying. Once you are adding in more than three people it is over kill, trust me. There is another commentary track too, only with the director and visual effects supervisor. I could tolerate this audio track a whole lot more, itís worth while if you are a fan of the movie.
Resident Evil also has half a dozen or so small little featurettes. There is a special feature that talks about the alternative ending. It was neat to see and hear what Paul Anderson had to say about this ending. Slipknot fans should also note that their music video for My Plague is also included on the Blu-ray.
Final Verdict Out of all the video game movies out there today Resident Evil is one of the better ones. It does not compare to the other survival horror based movie Silent Hill, but it tries. Of all the video game references that are in the movie it seems weird that the movie was even called Resident Evil. Any movie can have zombies in it any more. If you are a fan of Resident Evil and your original DVD is showing its age then make sure you pick up the Blu-ray version. It doesnít cost too much and the added bonus features and minor cleaning up is definitely worth it.
Look for my review on Resident Evil: Apocalypse in the next few days. Believe me when I say this I had a real hard time watching this movie. If anybody else has seen Apocalypse then you know what I mean.
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Wow I just lost track of time. All I wanted to do was a few Baal runs and before I know it the clock is saying 4 AM. Oh well at least I'm on level 47 with my summon necromancer. God bless corpse explosion, I love that spell so much.
I saw somebody post their review on Meet the Spartans so I decided to post my review on Rambo. If any of you saw the movie already post your comments, I'm curious what people have to say. I know when I left the theater about half the people clapped, some ran out and others just couldn't believe what they saw.
Rambo (2008) Released: January 25, 2008 Director: Sylvester Stallone
Twenty years have passed since we last saw John Rambo. Sure aging isnít on his side, his face is sagging and he talks as much as an old person. Even with those few signs of old age John looks like he could take on a hundred men. Guess what John Rambo does take on a hundred guys, Rambo is one of the best action movies Iíve seen in a long time.
Rambo (2008)Sylvester Stallone wrote and directed Rambo. Not only did he pull double duties here he even stared as the main actor. How can this six one year old do all this, he makes it look so easy. Sure Stallone might not be as agile like he use to; he looks tired throughout the movie. I have to give him credit though some of the stunts he pulls off are still far greater than some of todayís great action sequences.
The movie starts with graphic images during a new cast. Some of these scenes are extremely graphic. Once the story ends Rambo goes right into graphic situations. This movie is full of random acts of violence to extreme war sequences. Soldiers play games with the townís people by having them find land mines. Bets are placed on who lives and who doesnít. In the end it doesnít matter, the survivors are killed even before they can rest from all that running.
John Rambo is not on anybodies side really. He catches snakes for a living and earns extra cash by transporting people on his boat. This is the man that gunned down numerous soldiers and loved it. Rambo right now just wants to be left alone, that is until a missionary group he took over the a town in Burmese doesnít return after ten days. After a flash back Rambo agrees to find these people, with the help of a group of mercenaries.
It was weird seeing John living in a village like this. One would assume he decided to desert his American ways for a new life in the middle of no where. This would be a good assumption, but why would he do this? Questions like these will get brought up throughout the movie. At times we get simple answers and other times we get nothing. He has no contact with America at all, not even his old buddy Col. Trautman was there. The only time we see John Rambo with anything related to his home country is during the flash back sequence.
Rambo (2008)There is more violence in Rambo than any war movie out there today. The Burmese Genocide is real and Stallone shows us what really happens over there. All of the images we are shown in the begging new cast are re-created; at times the images are worse. Legs are blown off, children are shot and killed, heads are cut off and about forty other ways of dying are in Rambo. During some of these shots I was shocked, how could a movie like this only get an R rating? Stallone did almost too good of a job recreating the Burmese Genocide.
Some of the reasons I like this movie is how it was shot. I got chills down my spine whenever a village was attacked, it came from no where. This may sound a little deranged, but I couldnít help but like how we got to see so many different shots from the attack. Itís sort of hard to explain it in ways, but you really get a good idea how scary something like this would be. There were a few other scenes that really had some good shots too. The movies final sequence should make your jaw drop in either disgust or amazement.
The only real complaint I had with this movie was the first twenty or so minutes. You really donít know what is going on too much, John Rambo does his job and he gives off a cold vibe to everybody. It isnít until half way into the movie where you realize what the movie is all about. Basically we see Rambo take off his training wheels once again for a gruesome battle. Donít worry he comes prepared, the man makes his very own machete.
Final Verdict I havenít seen a movie like this in a long time. The acts of violence in this movie are fair worse than any horror movie thatís been put out in the past ten years. Rambo is one of those movies that will make you enjoy your life a little more. What John is going through is happening in the world today, but unfortunately there isnít a character like him in real life. Stallone has amazed me with his acting and direction in this movie. The guy may be older than two Hollywood hunks combines, but at least he can still kick ass in an action movie.
Rating 9 out of 10
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