Evil - Apocalypse (2004)
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, et al.
Director: Alexander Witt
Opening Date: September 10, 2004
Notice lately how zombies have suddenly become part of
the Hollywood mainstream? That is after being relegated to the horror
cheapo subgenre ever since the modern zombie genre was invented in
Night of the Living Dead as far back as the late 1960s. George Romero
must be spinning in his grave!
Ever since the 2002 Resident
Evil (based on the popular computer game of the same name) the zombie
has undergone a facelift with the popular British zombie flick
28 Days Later (also in 2002) and in the
Dawn of the Dead remake earlier this year. Today’s
zombie is a faster breed, likely to outrun you, unlike those slow,
awkwardly shuffling absurdly around living dead of yesteryear. (Okay, so
the zombies in 28 Days Later were
“infected” by a disease and not the walking dead, but we know better than
the zombie market becoming saturated? (Anyone remember the fad for
vampires that lasted almost the entire mid- to late-1990s?) Well, the
makers of the Resident Evil - Apocalypse sequel are betting it
isn't. Or at least that they didn’t get enough of Milla Jovovich (The
Fifth Element) in combat boots the previous time around . . .
So come September, expect more of the same even though
this sequel isn’t directed by the director of the first movie, Paul W.S.
Anderson. Anderson, although he wrote the screenplay for Resident Evil
- Apocalypse opted to direct the highly anticipated
Alien vs. Predator instead. . .
Note: Thanks to everybody who e-mailed saying
"But George Romero is still alive!" Yes, I knew that, and I meant it as a
joke - like something Homer Simpson would have said . . .
Plot Summary for
Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004):
The nightmare isn't over, General Cain ordered The Hive to be
reopened, and in doing so contaminated all of Raccoon City, a city of the
dead, with Alice stuck right in the middle. Now, along with other
survivors, Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliviera and his Captain, Nicholai, they
must fight to survive, to escape the nightmare that has plagued Raccoon
City. But now there is a new threat: Matt Addison has fully mutated into a
seemingly unstoppable creature, code named Nemesis, who will stop at
nothing until everything around it is dead, but it also has another