Resident Evil (2002) Review: Babes vs. Mutants

“A secret experiment. A deadly virus. A fatal mistake.”

Synopsis: 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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Calamity Brains:

Resident Evil is more action than horror, despite the murderous AI and zombie-like creatures. It’s also surprisingly polished for a movie based on a video game series – not only are the acting and cinematography decent, but the special effects and soundtrack are both excellent. Add in that it stars the lovely and talented Milla Jovovich, and it becomes an all-around great watch.

Like a lot of action flicks, there’s a definite sense of “this should happen next because it’s FUCKING RAD” – which leads to a lot of creative deaths and impressive stunts. (Milla Jovovich does almost all of her own stunt work, which makes her high kicks all the more impressive.)

There’s also a surprising amount of special effects which are created without CG, which is always interesting to see in this day and age. (The zombie dogs look particularly cool.) And a lot of the CGI that is used is used to enhance, rather than completely replace, aspects of the movie. The tongue mutant towards the end of the movie is the only CGI creation that looks really crappy at times; otherwise, the effects are great, especially for this type of movie.

Add in the most entertaining out-of-control AI I’ve seen in years, and Resident Evil makes for a fun watch. Break out the popcorn for this one!

Calamity Brains’ Rating: B
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Calamity Brains

The Codex Mortis Horror Hosts (Ludwig von Stroodle and Calamity Brains) are married and live in West Virginia. Pretty much everyone who sees their cabin agrees that it would be an ideal setting for a horror movie. Their pets include a black widow spider, a smart dog, and a stupid dog. When they aren’t watching horror movies, they can be found at whiskey festivals, Renaissance fairs, and board game nights.

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