With Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Mike Epps

Written by Paul W.S. Anderson
(based on the Capcom video game)
Directed by Alexander Witt

The first cinematic installment of the hit PlayStation game was an admirable adaptation.
The ruthless Umbrella Corporation's viral warfare experiment disaster has leaked into Raccoon City... Flowing directly from the end of the first film, our heroine Alice finds herself in the middle of this chaos where humans are turned into flesh eating zombies. The corporation cannot contain the situation and the city has been sealed off, scheduled to be wiped off the face off the earth, regardless of uninfected humans still trapped inside. A high level doctor's daughter also still dwells in the infested city, and he contacts Alice and an assorted group of survivors, offering to help them escape if they find his girl. The Nemesis project beast gets introduced to further stir the pot, and is a truthful replication of the game's original. The fast action is invigorating and while there are some inevitable gung-ho bits and characters related to it, it's not a bad sequel at all. Written by Paul W.S. Anderson, director of the first film.

The firsthand gaming experience still remains the most engrossing, though.

Extra DVD features on this re-release:
- A range of behind-the-scenes segments covering all the exciting parts of the production
- 20 deleted scenes as well as outtakes
- A look at the hot heroines & more

4 / B
- PB

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