Originally Posted by saw6
this was a great movie.and it was the best one.
Didn't see it, although being a big fan of the games, I intend to. I didn't really like "Apocalypse", and the first film had a lot of good moments, but I wasn't entirely sold on that one either. I thought the "slick action movie...with zombies" approach Anderson took at adapting these beloved games didn't work, at least not for longtime fans. I would have liked to see the dark, shocking, desperate feel of the games carried over into the films, as well as having the plots and characters replicated more faithfully. Sienna Guillory's Jill is good, and Oded Fehr (sp?) is a pretty good Carlos. Haven't seen Ali Larter's Claire, but I'll give her a chance. The settings and plot are a mishmash of the games, but it works. But imagine a more faithful adaptation of RE2? I used to. I did, however, like the subtle references to the games (and they are subtle), and the licker from the first film kicked ass (even though in a lot of shots, it looked fake due to bad CGI). I thought the cab driver character in Apocalypse was just annoying, with his silly gold-plated desert eagles, come on (he almost ruined the movie for me). Alice's fight scenes made me wonder why she wasn't simply named "Trinity" instead. She's just there to add some sex appeal to the series (Jovovich is
pretty hot). The Nemesis was just a big dumb monster, which is a stark contrast to the ass-kicker he was in the game. The zombies look good though, they did well with them in the first film, ditto for the zombie dogs. Paul Anderson has been known to ruin a good thing *cough AvP* or two, and he did ruin my hopes of a great game series being adapted into a great set of films. His Resident Evil series, while not all bad, is unsatisfying for fans of the game series.