“Resident Evil” (2002) – all information about the film

The most important information about the film “Resident Evil” (2002) at a glance: summary, availability of streaming providers, age rating, genre, IMDb rating, review, director, actors, year of origin, country of production, original title, alternatives title and box office results. We wish you good fun!

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“Resident Evil” Trailer

Trailer for “Resident Evil” (2002)

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  • original title: Resident Evil
  • Alternate title: Resident Evil: Genesis
  • year of origin: 2002
  • Country of Manufacture: DEU, GBR
  • Director: Paul WS Anderson
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Action
  • Age Rating: from 16 years (FSK)
  • Box office / International box office box office: $103 million
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 *
  • Chapter in the “Resident Evil” film series: Part 1 of 6

“Resident Evil” – who’s streaming it?

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Cast: The main actors and their roles

  • Jovovich miles as Alicia “Alice” Marcus
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Reën Ocampo
  • Eric Mabius as Matthew “Matt” Addison
  • James Purefoy as Spence Parks
  • Martin Crews as Chad Kaplan
  • Colin Salmon as James “One” Shade
  • Heike Makatsch if Dr. Lisa Addison
  • Pasquale Aleardi as JD Salinas
  • Indra Ova as Mrs. Black
  • Liz May Brice as Olga Danilova
  • Michaela Dicker as Red Queen
  • Jason Isaacs as narrator / William Birkin

Synopsis of Resident Evil – what is the movie about?

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In the “Hive”, an underground laboratory, the group Umbrella Corporation experiments with bio-weapons. Of course there must be an accident – a deadly virus is released! Whereupon the central computer Red Queen cordoned off the complex without further ado. A little later, hundreds of employees died – gassed out! A special unit, centered around the tough Rain Ocampo (Michelle Rodríguez), is now supposed to infiltrate the “Hive” and tame the out-of-control AI. It’s a good thing they pick up amnesiac Alice (Milla Jovovich) on the way there, because soon the soldiers’ paths will cross with evil undead and horrible zombie mutants…

Criticism/opinion about the film

Admittedly, it takes a while “Resident Evil” (2002) gets going – but then the action really rips! For the time, the special effects were cool to look at, but currently far from aging well. The sci-fi horror spectacle, based on a video game series of the same name by Japanese software company Capcom, was followed by five sequels!

As a video game, “Resident Evil” is one of the most successful game series of all time. More than 20 virtual games, accessories and spin-offs have been published since 1996, and there are also novels, comics and all kinds of merchandise. It goes without saying that there had to be films based on the survival horror hit – in the form of real films, animated films and anime.

The “Resident Evil” live-action series with Milla Jovovich is one of the most famous works of the entire franchise and is considered a completed saga with six films: “Resident Evil” (2002), “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” (2004), “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007), “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (2010), “Resident Evil: Retribution” (2012) and “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2016).

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With a total gross of over 1.2 billion USD, the “Resident Evil” films are among the most successful video game adaptations of all time, even though the individual spin-offs themselves have had to receive rather mildly rave reviews from fans and press.

With “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” In 2021, an attempt was made to reboot the cult “Resident Evil” live action series – which ended in a disastrous flop (gross: 41.8 million USD).

“Resident Evil” – buy now for your home!

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