Resident Evil (2002)

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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.


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8 November 2020 | repojack
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| Don't listen to the critics -- great flick
I originally watched "Resident Evil" at a movie theater when it was first released in 2002. I hadn't played the games. There was no Rotten Tomatoes and I didn't read reviews back then so I went in blind. And I utterly enjoyed the movie: the story, the action sequences, the underground "Hive," Mila Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez kicking serious ass, and more.

Panned by critics (36% RT) but liked by users (67% RT), Resident Evil was one of the first examples of how mainstream critics just don't "get" horror. Movies that try to be artsy get great reviews even as key elements fall flat for the rest of us. The recent "Beach House" is a perfect example of this -- it was loved by critics (81% RT) and panned by users (28%).

Unfortunately, the rest of the "Resident Evil" sequels except for a few moments, rarely captured that first movie's originality and allure. Instead, check out the writer/director's excellent previous outing "Event Horizon."

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Opened with a $17.7 million dollar opening weekend. The second weekend's haul was down to $6.7 million and at the third weekend, it had nosedived down to $2.9 million. It fell out of the Top Ten after only 2 weeks, dropping from appearing at over 2500 screens down to just 67. Still, with a production budget of $33 million and a domestic gross of $40 million ($102 million worldwide), it is seen as a success.


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Narrator: At the beginning of the 21st century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it ...


Goofs

(at around 50 mins) When Alice runs along the kennel wall to leap up and kick the last dog, you can clearly see a black wiring harness used for the stunt, under her jacket and dress.


Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, just a title.


Alternate Versions

The Russian version of the film differs slightly from the one released in U.S. There are a few extra shots of the train, and the scene with Alice and Matt after she kills his zombiefied sister is extended with a short line from Matt, where he explains that he is an internationally wanted criminal.


Soundtracks

Cyanide 2600
Written by Jonny Santos, Tom Decker, Soren Sarkisyan and Rob Garcia
Published by Roadblock Music Inc./Cheffrey Dahmer Music c/o BMG Songs Inc.
Performed by
Spineshank
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Genres

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

15 March 2002

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Germany

Filming Locations

Krampnitz, Brandenburg, Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,707,106 17 March 2002

Gross USA:

$40,119,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,984,862

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