Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26

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  1. Might be justified as "mindless fun" if it weren't for the acute lack of fun in its 93 minutes.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    Calamitously uninspired and borderline incoherent, new pic lacks even those fleeting pleasures (namely, a sense of humor) that made the first film a passable popcorn attraction.
  3. Plot and narrative? Minimal. Confrontations? Endless. Surprises? None.
  4. 30
    Fans of the video game will doubtless love it all but for true fans of the gnashing dead – and we count ourselves among them – this is strictly second-tier terror.
  5. 30
    Not a fraction as scary as George Romero's low-budget "Night of the Living Dead." Fans of the first installment will probably like this too--it's essentially the same movie, plus helicopters and lots of flying glass.
  6. Those who want something more substantial from a movie than a vid-game script with centerfold appeal will not find it in this noisy, bone-crushing survivalist flick inspired by the Game Cube diversion.
  7. It's just too bad that almost nothing in the movie seems original. The "Thriller" video may have featured hokey dancing zombies, but at least someone was making an effort.
  8. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Should the desire to see a clever zombie movie strike, try the recent remake of "Dawn of the Dead" or last year's "28 Days."
  9. In Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the undead are back to stumbling in the dark, sometimes even in blurry slo-mo, making the many packs of them about as terrifying as the mobs waiting for Matt and Katie outside the "Today" studio.
  10. 12
    Like so many movies with a keypad for a brain, Resident Evil: Apocalypse is another exercise in making us feel the irritation associated with having to stand behind some game hack for our turn to play.
  11. 12
    An utterly meaningless waste of time...It is a dead zone, a film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 241 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 76
  2. Negative: 29 out of 76
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    3
    Now, this is the movie I was waiting to point my finger and mock at. "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" offers nothing new; the whole plot isNow, this is the movie I was waiting to point my finger and mock at. "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" offers nothing new; the whole plot is inspired by the video game, the story is more dumb and inane, and even the cast messed up this one. I strongly recommend to not watch this. You will regret. Full Review »
  2. Feb 18, 2013
    3
    Generic action movie that is using the "Resident evil" title to achieve profit. The first movie was rather badly done with a lot of potentialGeneric action movie that is using the "Resident evil" title to achieve profit. The first movie was rather badly done with a lot of potential wasted, but this one is nothing more than the next installment in a never ending franchise. The quality will get lower and lower with every movie, but they will not stop making them as long as they can generate profit. I can not recommend this to anyone. Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2010
    7
    Well well, Resident Evil, haven't you changed. It's impressive how big an improvement Apocalypse is over the original. It isn't a great movieWell well, Resident Evil, haven't you changed. It's impressive how big an improvement Apocalypse is over the original. It isn't a great movie at all, but it isn't meant to be and it's a lot more fun than the original. My two gripes are that the CGI hasn't improved much (but it's still an awful lot better than in the original) and Nemesis didn't feature quite as heavily as I expected. The thing that made the movie was how fun it is. It doesn't try to be serious and just takes you from one action scene to the next in style, and that's what I expect from a movie like this. Full Review »