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Resident Evil: Apocalypse [2004]

Director:Alexander Witt
Writer:Paul W.S. Anderson
Composer:Jeff Danna
Length:94 minutes
(1 hour 34 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:20%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.

Reaction: Pretty much an evolution from the previous movie. Very R but with a few fun sequences.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Alexander Witt => Director
Paul W.S. Anderson => Writer
Jeff Danna => Composer
Chris Benson => Lance Halloran
Dave Nichols => Captain Henderson
Eric Mabius => Matt Addison in flashback (archive footage)
Geny Walters => Mrs. Priest
Geoffrey Pounsett => Mackenzie
Iain Glen => Dr. Isaacs
Jared Harris => Dr. Ashford
Matthew G. Taylor => Nemesis
Megan Fahlenbock => Marla Maples
Mike Epps => L.J.
Milla Jovovich => Alice
Oded Fehr => Carlos Olivera
Razaaq Adoti => Peyton Wells (as Raz Adoti)
Sandrine Holt => Terri Morales
Shaun Austin-Olsen => Priest
Sienna Guillory => Jill Valentine
Sophie Vavasseur => Angie Ashford
Stefen Hayes => Yuri Loginova
Thomas Kretschmann => Major Cain
Zack Ward => Nicholai Ginovaeff

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Natasha Henstridge was asked to play the role of Jill Valentine, but could not accept due to other work commitments.
  • The film was originally entitled Resident Evil: Nemesis after the third game in the [Resident Evil] (aka [Biohazard]) video game series, of the same name, which had a similar plot. The title was later changed to Resident Evil: Apocalypse after the release (and subsequent box-office failure) of Star Trek: Nemesis.
  • During the church scene, when Alice fires at the motorcycle to kill one of the Lickers, the slow motion bullets have the Umbrella logo on the rear of the shells.
  • The word Biohazard appears many times in the movie. This is a reference to the Japanese versions of the games. In Japan the series of games is called [Biohazard].
  • When Jill, Alice, Carlos, and LJ have Angie and Alice is talking on the phone to Dr. Ashford. Jill is holding her waist like she's in "Caution", a term used in the [Resident Evil] games to show what your health status is. There are for levels of health status "Fine", "Yellow Caution", "Red Caution", and "Danger". Earlier Peyton was in "Danger" because he had to be carried by Jill and Terri which is another relation to the [Resident Evil] game {Resident Evil Outbreak} when you can carry your fellow players by carrying them when they limp.
  • According to the writer/producer commentary, Paul W.S. Anderson mentions that the character of Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen) is a homage to actor Jason Isaacs, who made an uncredited cameo as Dr. Birkin and the film's narrator during the opening credits of the first film.
  • In the ending fight, the words "Finish him" are used, this is straight from the [Mortal Kombat] games, Paul W.S. Anderson also created the Mortal Kombat movie.
  • The character of Dr. Ashford is named after the Ashford family of the [Resident Evil] game series. However, unlike the sympathetic film character, the Ashfords of the games were villains.
  • The first sequence showing Alice waking up in the hospital through to her cocking a shotgun outside, consists entirely of footage shot for the first film.
  • According to Paul W.S. Anderson's commentary for the DVD release, rapper/actor [?] Snoop Dogg was originally chosen to play the role of L.J., but left the project.