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Rating-Rental This movie is so damn lame. It's got a lame script, acting that is at best passable, and no genuine scares. Okay, the film begins in an underground labroratory called "The Hive", owned by an evil massive corporation called Umbrella. The Hive's artificial intellegence all of a sudden goes ballistic and kills everyone inside. The Umbrella Corporation dispatches a team of badass commandos, when they arrive they discover that they must battle though swarms of zombies and other creatures if they want to make it out alive.
I have to admit, I found the story to be quite interesting. If you haven't played the video games that this film is based on don't worry: Everything is explained. However I do recommend thatyou play the games as that makes it much more cooler to see iconic images such as the mansion in film form. This film could be considered a prequel of sorts to the video games as it expands on the games' universe.
While I like the story a lot and the ending that leads into the Nemesis Program is also really well done, everything else about the film is complete and total dogshit. The godforsaken dialouge made me cringe in some parts. I really do not like the fact that this is supposed to be a horror movie and yet about halfway through, it turns into an MTV music video. When you're main character can do all this kung-fu bullshit it makes the zombies less threatening. You don't really ever feel scared for them.
But there is one other thing that I will compliment the film on, and that is the make-up, creature, and gore effects are really well done. And the monster at the end, which I'm sure fans will be familiar with, will make the fans also scream with glee. Especially considering this film's budget was pretty small.
While the story is well told and interesting, the film is left with a hollow feeling at the end. But fans of the game are sure to dig the hell out of this movie.