Resident Evil: Apocalypse

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse C2004 (R)

While its predecessor was a moderately successful return to pulp sciencefiction films, this outing is nothing of the kind. It's less of a sequel than a regurgitating of the earlier installment but with fewer thrills, less action, and an inconsequential story. Alice and a new batch of survivors are trying to escape the city above The Hive, which has been re-infected with the T-virus. By simply rehashing the first film, any fresh conflict is forgone. Lack of suspense and characterization make for an uninspired, unoriginal, and thoroughly unenjoyable genre pic. 93m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD . GB CA Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur, Jared Harris, Mike Epps, Sandrine Holt, Raz Adoti, Zack (Zach) Ward, Iain Glen; D: Alexander Witt; W: Paul W.S. Anderson; C: Christian Sebaldt, Derek Rogers; M: Jeff Danna.