Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
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The scenes in the church and at the cemetery are the worst and most ridiculous in the entire series.
I remembered this movie as okay, after watching it again I am of a completely different view.
It was bad, but better than the horrible first one. At least the soundtrack wasn’t just that horrendous techno metal and they got a few decent actors in there. 1.5 out of 5
Paul W.S. Anderson probably shouldn't have let someone else direct his second Resident Evil film, RE: Apocalypse, because Alexander Witt really makes a mess of it. Expanding the zombie/monster virus' scope from a claustrophobic facility to an entire city, allowing for interesting fighting environments like a church and a school, should be a no-brainer. And some of the gags are certainly good - Alice is a smart fighter that's about a lot more than shooting point blank at a creature. But most of the action is so badly shot and/or edited as to take the stuffing out of every sequence. The shots that do work are right out of the playbook and are dull from overuse, and the rest is quick cuts, frame rate manipulation, etc. hiding all the work we KNOW Milla Jovovich is doing. But what perhaps tanks the movie the most is the lack of a proper point of view. We get some 1st person shooter type of stuff (like the way they introduce Sienna Guillory as the initially over-the-top-macho babe to make us think she's Alice), but the narrative keeps switching between protagonists and makes us impatient for the people we actually want to follow. Too bad, because it distracts from the fun of the crazy plot.
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