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Resident Evil [2002]

Director:Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer:Paul W.S. Anderson
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Marilyn Manson
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:34%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: 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.

Reaction: Very rate R, and the story won't win it any awards, but there are fun bits of action.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Paul W.S. Anderson => Director / Writer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
Marilyn Manson => Composer
Anna Bolt => Dr. Green
Colin Salmon => James 'One' Shade
Eric Mabius => Matt Addison
Fiona Glascott => Ms. Gold
Heike Makatsch => Dr. Lisa Addison
Indra Ové => Ms. Black
James Purefoy => Spence Parks
Jason Isaacs => Narrator (uncredited) / Dr. William Birkin
Jaymes Butler => Clarence the Security Guard
Joseph May => Dr. Blue
Martin Crewes => Chad Kaplan
Michaela Dicker => Red Queen
Michelle Rodriguez => Rain Ocampo
Milla Jovovich => Alice
Oscar Pearce => Mr. Red
Pasquale Aleardi => J.D. Salinas
Robert Tannion => Dr. Brown
Ryan McCluskey => Mr. Grey
Stephen Billington => Mr. White

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [?] George A. Romero, director of Night of the Living Dead, was originally attached to write and direct, but left the project in 1999 due to creative differences over the script. The project was dormant for over a year before Paul W.S. Anderson signed on to write and direct the movie.
  • This film was originally titled Resident Evil: Ground Zero, but the title was changed to just Resident Evil after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA.
  • Like in the games, after something is switched on/off, something else happens elsewhere. When the Red Queen is deactivated for the first time, all doors elsewhere are opened.
  • The final fate of the Matt character is known to fans of the games.
  • Connections to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: - Main character's name is Alice. - Computer is named 'Red Queen'. - 'The Red Queen' needs to kill someone who is infected, so she tries to get someone else to chop off their head. (Off with her head!) - Alice in Wonderland paperweight. - A white rabbit was use to test the T-virus. - To enter the hive they go through a mirrored door (through the looking glass). - The Red Queen also succeeds in cutting off "her" head--the medic in the laser hallway. - Kaplan worries about time, as the White Rabbit does. (Mentioned in commentary) - Matt is sitting on the ledge when Rain and JD hear the first zombie. This is mentioned in the commentary as a reference to the Caterpillar.
  • In the movie, Alice's fake husband is named Spencer. This is a reference to the first game which took place in a mansion named the "Spencer Estate". Also, one of the three founders of Umbrella Corporation in the game series is named Ozwell Spencer.
  • When Matt and Alice return to the mansion at the end of the movie the case Alice is carrying is just a box covered in foil. The actual case was locked inside a studio.
  • Even though they're everywhere, the word "zombie" is never spoken in this film.
  • Milla Jovovich's character's name, Alice, is only revealed near the end when Spencer remembers everything and calls her by name.
  • When Matt's arm begins to mutate there are no digital effects until the very end.