The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. —IMDb
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
Despite my low expectations, this may be the stupidest fucking movie I've seen in my entire life. I'll give it points for coming off like a video game (not the video game off of which it was based, but a video game nonetheless) but the plot was as pointless as it was dumb. In spite of this, the imagery was decent for what it was but anything more than the 90-minute running time probably would've induced an embolism.
This week: striking reality & cinema-blending images, Rosenbaum on TIFF, and some naturally occurring companion pieces to Leviathan.
The world’s least pretentious auteur makes his most generic—and most playful—movie yet.
Als 2002 Resident Evil zum ersten Mal in die Kinos kam, hat wohl niemand mit dem enormen Erfolg gerechnet, den der Film mit sich ziehen würde. Von da an gab es in angemessenem Abstand immer… read review