DVD FEATURES: Cast and film-maker's commentary;
Making of Resident Evil; Four production featurettes; Teaser
trailer; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Interactive menus.
THE phrase based on the wildly popular video game series
is surely enough to strike fear into the hearts of most movie-goers.
With the exception (maybe) of last years Tomb
Raider, games console to big screen transfers have largely
been flops, what with the likes of Super Mario Bros, Mortal
Kombat and Streetfighter to contend with.
Now, however, audiences are faced with Resident Evil, based
on Capcoms lucrative franchise, and the results are as
predictably awful as we have come to expect.
The movie stars Milla Jovovich (of Fifth Element fame) and
Michelle Rodriguez (The
Fast and the Furious) and is directed by Paul WS Anderson
- of Event Horizon/Mortal Kombat fame and not Magnolia.
But while it looks, feels and even sounds like the game, the
film fails to engage on almost any level. The plot, as such,
centres around a group of commandos who must enter a genetic
research facility, known as The Hive, to tackle a deadly viral
outbreak, which has turned the workers into zombies.