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Resident EvilThere must now be an entire generation who have never experienced George A. Romero's ''Living Dead'' films. Resident Evil is a blatant recycling...Resident EvilMystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, HorrorPT100MRThere must now be an entire generation who have never experienced George A. Romero's ''Living Dead'' films. Resident Evil is a blatant recycling...2002-03-22Eric MabiusJames PurefoyEric Mabius, James PurefoySony Pictures Entertainment
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Resident Evil

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror; Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy; Director: Paul Anderson (Director); Author: Paul Anderson (Director); Release Date Wide: 03/15/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

There must now be an entire generation who have never experienced George A. Romero’s ”Living Dead” films. Resident Evil is a blatant recycling of those queasy pulp classics. It starts out looking like a timely exercise in biohazard panic, as a group of commandos penetrates a vast, underground corporate research facility known as the Hive. But the movie quickly degenerates into a monster combat thriller as impersonal in its relentlessness as the videogame series that inspired it. Featuring the girl-with-guns team of Milla Jovovich (not bad) and Michelle Rodriguez (all one-note pout).