Monday, April 6, 2015

Resident Evil (2002)




Fight The Fright


THE PLOT (8 stars – Very Good)
I like how they treat this simple plot interesting from start to end.  From the sliced and diced laser encounter, elevator trap, to bloody creatures, they incorporate unforgettable elements, never seen before, even on today.  Whopping with horror and action!


THE PERFORMANCE (7 stars - Good)
This type of movie is what supermodel Milla Jovovich is good at.  Her usual role, her forté: kick-ass heroine in weird, apocalyptic era.  Together with rugged Michelle Rodriguez, they slaughter the undead.  Believable fighting stunts and acting chops - they deliver.


THE PRODUCTION (9 stars - Excellent)
Kudos to director Anderson in balancing this with fight and fright scenes.  Make-up and performances of zombies are effectively scary.  Nasty special effects on carnivorous canines and hybrid monster.  Lastly, great treatment on keeping the mystery surrounding the Umbrella Corporation.


OVERALL SCORE
(8 + 7 + 9) / 3 = 8.00
8/10 points = Very Good



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Rovi
     = 1.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by Derek Armstrong)
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (based on 10 users)

2.  Amazon
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 735 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = C+ (based on 1,784 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 2.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by Annette Cardwell)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (reviewed by users)

5.  IMDB
     = 6.4/10.0 stars (based on 79,838 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = 33/100 points (based on 24 critics)
     = 6.5/10.0 points (based on 119 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 51/100 points (based on critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 2.0/5.0 stars (based on critics)
     = 4.5/5.0 stars (based on 443 users)

9.  Rotten Tomatoes
     = 34/100 points (based on 122 critics)
     = 73/100 points (based on 411,128 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = C (based on 8 critics)
     = B- (based on 31,071 users)


THE GIST
The only flick in whole “Resident Evil” series, that the plot does make sense.  It's entertaining and lots of surprises.  Did Milla save the day?  It's something to look forward to. :)



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE

"I don't take chance."
- Red Queen Child


2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER
"Toughy" Rain


3.  TEASER SCENE
video
- Bad doggy

4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video




5.  NUMBER TRACKER

Production Budget                   $33.0 M
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Domestic Gross          $40.1
Foreign Gross             $62.3
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Worldwide Gross                    $102.4 M
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Profit                                      $69.4 M


6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Saturn Awards, USA
(Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films)
Nominated:                 - Best Actress (Milla Jovovich)
                                  - Best Horror Film









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