Monday, October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009

Resident Evil (2002)
It's not as good as the sequel (see my entry back in late June), but this first in the Resident Evil series is a solid zombie movie. It has the advantage of being contained in a small space (the underground lab known as "The Hive"), which serves to heighten the horror when the dead start coming back to life and gnawing on the living. This one also has a little bit of the 2001: A Space Odyssey paranoia thrown in, where for most of the movie, the human protagonists think that all of the problems are caused by the Hive's AI system. The Red Queen, as it's known, shows up as a creepy little girl outlined in red lasers. We all know how scary little kids can be in movies. This doesn't have Oded Fehr in it, but we get James Purefoy instead!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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