Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.
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He stayed on as the film's screenwriter and as one of its producers. The script had already been completed when Witt was hired. He made some suggestions to Anderson and fellow producer Jeremy Bolt , which resulted in some minor script changes. Jovovich was the only person to reprise a role from the first film. It was initially reported that Mabius would be reprising his role as Matt Addison in the form of portraying Nemesis,   but the part ended up going to Matthew G.
Mabius still appears via stock footage from the previous film used in a flashback scene. The character was dropped,  but did appear in the film's sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction , portrayed by Ali Larter. For the role of Valentine, Anderson first considered Natasha Henstridge , but she was unavailable;  he then considered Mira Sorvino though she declined. The film was shot in Ontario , Canada; Toronto and its surrounding suburbs stood in for Raccoon City.
Scenes were shot outside Toronto City Hall for two weeks. Approximately half of the scene was filmed before the ending was rewritten. The original Resident Evil film took only broad elements from the games; Apocalypse incorporated many specific features from them, such as the re-enactment of scenes. Special effects for the film included green screens , computer-generated imagery CGI , matte paintings, tracking , wire removal and scale models.
The effects team had originally used animatronics for some of the scenes, but were unhappy with the results. Digital Pictures won the contract to animate the Lickers, beating several other effects companies who had submitted preliminary designs, and described it as the most challenging special effect they created for the film. The studio created over special effects including superimposing Jovovich's face onto a stunt double;  Jovovich performed most of her own stunts though her insurance company would not allow her to attempt several of the more dangerous ones.
X Inc. Colors in the film were edited heavily in post-production, giving it a darker look overall while enhancing the brightness of blood and gore. The colors of the Nemesis costume were also tweaked to make it look more lifelike and Alice and Valentine were given modifications such as increasing the glow of their skin and redness of their lips. The soundtrack for Apocalypse was released on August 31, , and contained alternative metal songs both featured in the film and "inspired" by it. Johnny Loftus of AllMusic gave the soundtrack three stars out of five, saying it was an "unscrupulous moneymaker" that predictably catered to the film's target audience of teenage boys, adding the "aggression, mania, and generally apocalyptic tone of this material fits well with a movie based on a video game about blowing away crazy zombies".
Jeff Danna composed the film's score performed by the London Philharmonia Orchestra.
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It was released on September 28, Marcus Nispel was hired to create a teaser trailer , titled Regenerate. It purports to be advertising a skin rejuvenation product created by the Umbrella Corporation, before the woman in the commercial turns into a zombie.
By May , the teaser had been downloaded 8. Movies in July Leonard Maltin rated the film a "bomb" in his book Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide and called it a "tiresome" sequel that ended up playing more like a remake. Dave Kehr of The New York Times gave the film a positive review, praising Anderson's screenplay and describing Witt's direction as "fast, funny, smart and highly satisfying in terms of visceral impact".
Russell of The Oregonian said, "The bad news? The movie is monumentally stupid. The good news? It's a fun kind of stupid".
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Club ' s Nathan Rabin said that it progressed too slowly to be considered a good film, "but when Jovovich finally starts kicking zombified ass, it becomes good enough". In , Time ranked the film as one of the top ten worst video game films. The release included three audio commentaries, 20 deleted scenes, several featurettes and a blooper reel.
An exclusive scene for the then upcoming sequel Resident Evil: Extinction was included, along with several other bonus features. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Resident Evil: Apocalypse Theatrical release poster. Jeremy Bolt Paul W.
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With such inauspicious beginnings, there would appear to be little reason to look forward to this production, following as it does from its hardly distinguished predecessor. However, a closer inspection does provide cause for hope — while Ms Jovovich returns in the lead role, writer Mr Anderson has abandoned directing duties, passing these over to a Mr.
Alexander Witt. Sadly, I can state that the situation is no better under this new leadership. For a start, the title of the production is grossly misleading. The subtitle promises an apocalypse, yet delivers only one American city under threat. Perhaps one may argue that Mr. Neatly discarding the title, then, we find the action continuing directly from the end of the previous production, as a number of police officers, passersby and television journalists react to an outbreak in their city — later revealed to be the T-virus.
Ms Jovovich is also present, although initially unclothed and disorientated. Throughout this non-apocalypse, we meet creatures with the now-expected array of improbable bodily modifications, including several familiar beings who appear to have sprouted tentacles from their faces. That being said, the mode of action of the T-virus initially appears more sensible in this film, since it is depicted as acting upon the living, and, for the large part, causing biologically plausible reactions.
While science has not yet provided us with a virus that could cause such symptoms, the Raccoon city pedestrians who attack, bite and devour their fellows are not doing anything that you or I could not do, should we be so inclined. I wish I could say that, at least, the virus does not break the laws of nature.