July 17, 2014

#ZombieWeek #Review of Resident Evil Series #Movie with #Giveaway

Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed byPaul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Colin Salmon. It is the first installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil.
Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the film followsamnesiac heroine Alice and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility. The film received negative reviews from critics but grossed more than $102 million worldwide.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a 2004 British-Canadian apocalyptic fiction action horror filmdirected by Alexander Witt, from a screenplay written by producer Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the second installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is based on the Capcom survival horrorvideo game series Resident Evil.
Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil 23: Nemesis, and Code: Veronica,Resident Evil: Apocalypse follows heroine Alice, who has escaped the underground Umbrella facility and must band with other survivors including Jill Valentine and escape Raccoon City alive.
The film opened to theaters on September 10, 2004. On a budget of $40 million, the film grossed $51 million domestically and $129 million worldwide, surpassing the box office gross of theprevious installmentResident Evil: Apocalypse received mostly negative reviews from critics, who praised the action sequences but criticized the plot. The film was released to DVD on December 28, 2004.
Resident Evil: Extinction is a 2007 British-Canadian science fiction action horror film and the third installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil. The film follows the heroine Alice, along with a group of survivors from Raccoon City, as they attempt to travel across the Mojave desert wilderness to Alaska and escape a zombie apocalypse.[2] The film was directed by Russell Mulcahy and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson.
The film was released in the United States on September 21, 2007 and was commercially successful, grossing $147,717,833 worldwide.[3] The film received mixed reviews from critics. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America on January 1, 2008.
This film was initially titled Resident Evil: Afterlife according to the leaked script.[4] For unknown reasons, it was renamed to Resident Evil: Extinction. The title Afterlife was used for the fourth installment of the series.
Resident Evil: Afterlife is a 2010 Canadian-German 3D science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Milla JovovichAli LarterKim CoatesShawn RobertsSpencer LockeBoris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller. The film marks Anderson's second time to direct in the series, the first being the first installment. It is the first to be shot in 3D and fourth installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is based on the Capcom survival horrorvideo game series of the same name.
The film follows Alice searching and rescuing the remaining survivors in Los Angeles after the T-virus outbreak, and teaming up against Albert Wesker, the head of the Umbrella CorporationChris Redfield, a primary character from the video games, was featured for the first time in the film franchise. Other characters from the games and films who returned are: Claire Redfield, Chris's sister who has lost her memory prior to the film's events; Albert Wesker, the film's primary antagonist; and Jill Valentine, who made a cameo appearance.
In May 2005, producers mentioned the possibility of following Extinction with a sequel titledAfterlifeExtinction was released in 2007 and was a box office success prompting Afterlife to begin development in June 2008, with the script being written by Anderson that December. Elements from the video game Resident Evil 5 (2009) were incorporated into the film. Filming took place inToronto from September to December 2009 using the 3D Fusion Camera System.
The film was released in 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on September 10, 2010. The film grossed $60 million in the United States and Canada on an estimated $60 million budget, and made $236 million in other markets surpassing the previous film's overseas total in the second week of release. Grossing a worldwide total of $296 million, Resident Evil: Afterlife became the highest-grossing entry of the series with the overseas total almost equaling the previous films' overseas total combined. Resident Evil: Afterlife was released to DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on December 28, 2010 in the United States.
Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction actionhorror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.[2] It is the fifth installment in theResident Evil film series based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil, and the third to be written and directed by Anderson after the first film and the previous installment.
Resident Evil: Retribution is a direct follow-on from the previous film Resident Evil: Afterlife, and focuses on Alice (Milla Jovovich) captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater base in the Arctic Circle, used for testing the T-virus. The film has many returning actors and characters, along with new characters from the video game not featured in the previous films. Filming took place from October to December 2011 for an international release date of September 14, 2012.[3]
The film was released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D[4] to a box-office success, grossing over $240 million worldwide. Film critics criticized the film for its characters, plot, and acting while praising the 3D, visual effects, and fight choreography. The Blu-ray and DVD for the film was released on December 21, 2012, and a sixth installment is planned by Sony.[5]

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                               After commercial success at the box office, a sequelApocalypse, was released in 2004. This was followed in 2007 by Extinction, in 2010 byAfterlife and in 2012 by Retribution. Anderson did not direct the second and third films due to filming commitments with Alien vs. Predator andDeath Race,[40] but instead functioned as the scriptwriter and producer on both. These films were directed by Alexander Witt and Russell Mulcahy respectively, while Anderson returned to direct the fourth and fifth films in the franchise.

My Review

I have to say that this was one of the really good Zombie movies I had ever seen growing up. And well when I said I was doing a Zombie Week and that I was adding three movies to the line up of reviews.  My husband was very happy that I chose these.  So this one is deff great for both guys and girls.  I would say that older teens would be fine watching this one.  Younger kids if they can handle it. My now 10 year old has watched these for a while with no issues.  

Go Into This One Knowing

Lots of fighting in this one and people dying!  So keep that I'm mind that this one is so not the heart warming teen story like Warm Bodies.  I would have to say that for the three movies that I put on here. It would go Warm Bodies, World War Z, then Resident Evil for the age rating.

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Resident Evil received a 33% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 123 reviews.[42] Robert K. Elder from the Chicago Tribune stated that the film "updates the zombie genre with an anti-corporate message while still scaring its audience and providing heart-pounding action",[42]while Owen Gleiberman from Entertainment Weekly noted that the film is as "impersonal in its relentlessness as the video-game series that inspired it."[42]
Both Resident Evil and the sequel appear on Roger Ebert's most hated films list, published in 2005.[43] In the review of Resident Evil, Ebert describes the film as a zombie movie set in the 21st century where "large metallic objects make crashing noises just by being looked at", and criticizes the dialogue for being a series of commands and explanations with no "small talk".[44]

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I;ve seen most of these movies. I enjoyed them.

I have only seen a few of those movies... like... maybe 3? I see them when I see them but I don't look them out to watch them now.

I've seen all of these, I hated the last installment though. I really liked Mia Jovovich. I liked the movies otherwise though. Thanks for sharing.

Your post such an amazing but I don’t comprehend why it gets such a low score from the viewers. Awesome starting and incredible ending in this movie and also all movie characters acting amazing. Resident Evil Jacket at Instylejackets

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