Was this shot for TV? The acting is godawful, the editing is scattershot and borderline incoherent, the plot is stupid as hell, and the anti-corporate narrative is awfully precious coming from a studio film. Proclaiming Paul WS Anderson as the paragon of vulgar auteurism feels like pure onanism when he's making shit like this.
First entry in the long running series has some memorable moments and established Milla Jovovich as a bonafide action star after the promise of Besson's 'Fifth Element'. As far as video game adaptations go this at least had half a brain and some novelty at the time. Stunt work is strong as are visuals for the time period....that dog sequence!!!