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Resident Evil.

Resident Evil is not a very good film.

if you watch the dvd, you will find out that everyone put what appears to be a lot of work into it, but they're misguided and it's still a bad film. the problem can also be found in the extra features, where the director says, 'i didn't want to make the film cartoonish.' what he fails to realise, of course, is that he is making a film about zombies, taken from a video game, and, well, it's a big mishmash video gave thing.

in other words, if there is a time to be cartoonish and cut loose, a zombie film is the time to do so. perhaps i'm in the minority here, but there were times when it was doing so, and they were the best bits. and i mean, milla jovovich runs around in a red mini dress, carrying guns and kicking but--and you know, this isn't particularly realistic, so why not go wild? part of me wants to like a film with milla running around in a red mini dress and kicking butt, it just needs to be, you know, fun.


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Feb. 23rd, 2003 03:19 pm (UTC)
Well I borrowed it from a friend so it didn't cost me anything - really the only way I was willing to see Resident Evil but I have to say that I enjoyed it more than I expected. I mean it had gore, shuffling zombies and such. I expected to like it alot less is all I'm saying. Really it was the story's internal consistency that bothered me. There was a zombie at the beginning with only half a face yet severe brain trauma was supossed to be lethal. And why weren't all the zombies hanging out in the canteen? Surely the hive had vending machines or something. I mean the staff lived and worked there, there must have been literally tonnes of food of the kind that doesn't shoot and/or run away. And I have to question the capability of a corporation able to build Raccoon city in it's entirety but have such ineffective procedures for containing accidents. And what use, military or otherwise, does a virus have that kills people only to raise them as mindless sturdy killing machines?

Continuing my hollywood trash festival I had also borrowed Scorpion King which I also enjoyed more than I expected. Mostly because it was 80% wrestling so there wasn't enough dialogue for it to try to take itself seriously. BUT I wanted the Scorpion King from the original story, you know the one where The Rock is the one in charge of the huge army that crushes all in it's path and makes a deal with the gods to become a giant scorpion thing. What the hell happened to that?
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