Resident Evil Movie Review

by AVForums
Movies & TV Review
Resident Evil Movie Review
Adapting computer games for the big screen has never seemed like a very good idea. If you disagree then clearly you haven't seen the films of Super Mario Bros. or Street Fighter.

However, if there was one series that could make the transition, it was the Resident Evil franchise. After all, the games are so indebted to cinematic conventions that it would take little effort to reverse the process. So we come to Paul WS Anderson's (not the Magnolia guy) Resident Evil movie, and guess what? Sure, it's very silly, doesn't have quite enough zombie gore and makes very little sense, but it's still an entertaining and stylish ride. Young amnesiac (Milla Jovovich) teams up with some commandos to discover what is going on in a secret underground base full of zombies. It might make no sense but Jovovich kicks ass and the action never lets up. Couple this with a suitably apocalyptic sequel-baiting finale and you've got some fine disposable entertainment.

Scores

8
AVForumsSCORE
OUT OF
10

Our Review Ethos

Read about our review ethos and the meaning of our review badges.

To comment on what you've read here, click the Discussion tab and post a reply.

Related Content

Copshop (Amazon) Movie Review
  • By Casimir Harlow
  • Published
Flag Day Movie Review
  • By Casimir Harlow
  • Published
Nightmare Alley Movie Review
  • By Mark Costello
  • Published
See for Me Movie Review
  • By Casimir Harlow
  • Published
My Son (Amazon 4K) Movie Review
  • By Casimir Harlow
  • Published

Latest Headlines

What's new on Sky and NOW UK for February 2022
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
What's new on UK streaming services for February 2022
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
BBC licence fee to be scrapped in 2027
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
What's new on Netflix UK for February 2022
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Tesco ending DVD and CD sales by Feb 2022 report claims
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Top Bottom