A SECRET EXPERIMENT. A DEADLY VIRUS. A FATAL MISTAKE.
A virus has been released inside The Hive, a secret underground facility, turning the lab workers into zombies; a military task force is deployed to take care of the problem. The subsequent battle against a superintelligent computer that controls The Hive is run-of-the-mill, but this loose adaptation of the game franchise is actually not bad. Director Paul Anderson keeps the movie going, the zombies are fun to watch and the action fairly well made. There’s nothing new here though, and the CGI monster is just dull.
2002-U.S.-Germany-France. 100 min. Color. Written and directed by Paul Anderson. Cast: Milla Jovovich (Alice), Michelle Rodriguez (Rain Ocampo), Eric Mabius (Matt Addison), James Purefoy, Colin Salmon, Martin Crewes. Cameo: Jason Isaacs.
Trivia: George A. Romero first considered making the movie. Followed by five sequels, starting with Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004); the series was rebooted as Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) and as a TV series, Resident Evil (2022- ).