Anderson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Educated at Newlands Preparatory School, Gosforth and later at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Warwick as the youngest student to achieve a BA in Film & Literature. He made his debut as the writer-director of Shopping, which starred Sean Pertwee, Jude Law and Sadie Frost as thieves who smashed cars into storefronts. When released in the United Kingdom it was banned in some cinemas, and only gained a release in the United States as an edited, direct to video release.
After this, he directed the successful 1995 video game adaptation Mortal Kombat. While prior video game movies, like Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros., had been all-out disasters, Mortal Kombat was well received by fans, and some critics. He declined to direct the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which was not well received by critics or fans. Anderson was asked to direct a third movie, Mortal Kombat… read more
I've seen some dumb things in my time but anyone with a basic knowledge of virology knows that air vents do not exist at all within Biohazard labs. I'd say that's a huge glaring script problem Mr. Anderson. The music is nice though.
There's a nasty, dark, guts-splattered movie to be carved out of the increasingly - perhaps unnecessarily - labyrinthine games. This is not that movie. For a cinematic adaptation of a video game that itself owes a massive debt to classic film horror, this misses every conceivable mark from quality gore to atmosphere and so on down the list.
The video games were very light on story and heavy on creeping around in the dark. It was about suspense and mood. The movies are lighter on story(somehow) and rely heavily on mini action battles. Its a complete 180 from what the game is. And for all the guns spraying and blood flying there is no visceral charge to it which should be considered a cinematic crime.
Comment expliquer ma tristesse et ma désapprobation face à cette adaptation de l’un des plus mythiques jeux vidéo de ces quinze dernières années ? Comment expliquer aux hurluberlus qui n’ont jamais… read review
Films based on computer games are always a bit of a gamble, they are either bad or really bad. Resident evil is kind of in-between. All in all, this is a below par zombie film and that is all you need… read review