Sunday, September 12, 2004

Milla Jovovich Kicks Ass Again!!! (in Resident Evil: Apocalypse)

Yesterday I caught Resident Evil: Apocalypse ("RE:A") which stars Milla Jovovich whom you remember from her previous ass-kicking roles in The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (albeit highly inaccurate, or so I am assured by knowledgeable authorities), and Resident Evil.

RE:A picks up where the first movie left off with Alice (Milla Jovovich) leaving the hospital in Raccoon City to find a post-apocalyptic world outside and immediately arming herself with a shotgun. You also learn how the city came to be so. As the story is revealed, other players enter the picture including recognizable characters such as Jill Valentine.

The story itself is generally mindless, as should be expected. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the movie. The action sequences were nicely done, plenty of Milla Jovovich kicking the arse of various things that were once alive. If you're at all familiar with the Resident Evil video games, you'll recognize quite a few characters and scenes, including a big baddie from one of the games. All in all, I recommend RE:A to anyone who enjoyed the first Resident Evil movie. It's more of the same only above ground where the other was below. And with more ass-kicking. And better enemies. And monsters.

ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: DVD-Worthy (If you liked the first installment.)