A woman named Alice
(Milla Jovovich) awakens in an empty
mansion with amnesia and then encounters
a man named Matt Addison (Eric Mabius)
who tells her that he is a police officer
while the two of them are taken away by a
group of commandos lead by a man named
One (Colin Salmon) who tries to take them
to an underground train station and
apprach a tower called the Hive where
people were wiped out by a virus.
When they get there they apot an evil
supercomputer called the Red Queen
telling them that they will not get out
alive plus encounter flesh eating people
who have come back from the dead after
they were infected by the virus along
with flesh eating dogs too.
Some of the crew enters a room and end up
being trapped with a laser cutting them
apart to top it all off.
But they have more to worry about as the
virus seems to be this gigantic creature
that was created by a labratory accident
who will prey on any living thing that
trespasses in the laboratory.
There's a nice moment with Alice lying on the ground in a
showered area and then getting up as well
as walking through some corridors trying
to find out what is going on as well as
good shots on secret agents in
masks crashing through windows and
doorways to get to Alice and
A great moment with One instructing everyone while they plan to
go to an area that's infected and try to
do a search which looked very strong.
There's a nice distant shots on the people
walking through the areas trying to look
for clues with good camera angle shots on
them walking as well as a shot on a corpse dead in a
window full of water as well as a nice
jumping moment when the people walks past
and this corpse awakens.
Many great shots by the living corpses trying to attack
with the people like Rain Ocampo trying to struggle from
them by shooting them all.
Great shots on the others like One walking along a
corridor with it lighting up and then a
laser light trying to cut them and the
others by trying to dodge it which
looked suspenseful wondering if they will
survive it as well as nice still shots on
them standing still after the light
passes them and falling apart.
A good approach by a woman slowly
walking up to Matt Addison in the
dark and then attacking him which showed
Matt and Alice both looked very well
with a calm conversations towards one another
explaining on what's going on with the
people that are infected.
There's many good takes on Alice entering
some corridors and then spotting an
infected dog with good shots looking back
and fourth with her and the dog as well
as a great close up shot on the dog
gritting it's teeth. A nice shot on her
running away and then closing a door
behind her with a good surprise shot on
an infected security guard approaching
behind her and attacking with looked
horrifying on how the camera shots were
done on all of this.
Great fighting choreography with Alice and some of the others by blowing
away some infected dogs as well as
showing some martial arts type of kicking
against them too.
Terrific scene with the people
walking near a catwalk with the infected ones trying to grab at
them and then the catwalk falls with them
trying to struggle to break free along
with a nice shot on Chad Kaplan falling in and trying to break free.
Nice hold up by Spence Parks holding his gun to the others and speaking
very coldly towards them which looks very
A good peer pressure with Alice holding an axe and Rain demanding
her to kill her with a good shot on her
bending down which would make you cringe
wondering if she will be forced to do so
along with a nice shot on Alice gritting her teeth and holding up
her axe ready to swing.
We spot some good angle camera shots with
the surviving cast in a train and a
monster clawing to try and get in which
There's a nice shot on Alice pointing
her gun towards Rain looking
dead as if she will wake up as an
infected one then a nice surprise awake
on her taking the gun away
showing a nice timing during that moment.
Bottom line is that this film was very
clever on how it was done with the
effects as well as showing futuristic
elements throughout the story in it. It's
hard to tell if the film does take place
in the future but at the same time a
story you can use your imagination too.
It seemed like a cross between Aliens
and a George A. Romero zombie
flick like Day of the Dead
(I find this one alot better though) with
an impressive beginning showing
computerised effects. The story is a
little too fast so it was sometimes hard
to follow but again that's what can make
this film seem interesting wondering
what's going to pop up or go down. Kinda
like a video game in which many games
were created due to this flick.
I loved some of the jumping moments like
the zombielike type of infected zombie's
jumping out of nowhere and ready to
attack or when the soldiers were taking a
sort of train subway which looked alot of
fun to watch too.
There's nice cringing moments with the
towers computer talking to them that
becomes evil telling them they can't
escape which really leaves a chill down
your spine and alot of good gun fighting
too. You also spot these sort of zombie's
biting some of the soldiers which makes
you wonder if they will turn into one of
The ending scene looked great but I won't
give it away leaving you wanting for more
The acting was
greatly done. At first Milla Jovovich
(Alice) looked nothing special but then when the
susepnse got going she really proved her
talents with her fighting and showing
great fears and aggressions with what she
had to do in order to stay alive as well
as having nice menacing aggressions. I
loved her work in Dazed &
Confused and she's got nothing
on that movie proving that she can play
Rodriguez (Rain Ocampo) portrayed a perfect tomboy
type of tough soldier in the film showing
a great blunt attitude as well as really
bringing it out with her battling and
terrific energy too. She stood out the
best of the cast and deserves great
credit on what she had to do in the film.
She was also great with her sarcasm
towards the infected one's bringing some
dark humor to her character.
Eric Mabius (Matt Addison) had the clean cut guy
next door type of look and can speak his
lines fine but at the same time his
characteristics were a little too
average. He wasn't terrible but he needed
a bit of improvement. His part won't be
too well remembered in my books.
James Purefoy (Spence Parks) really had the nice
drawing card as one of the scumbags in
the film with his cold words and intense
behavior. He made his part very
neccessary throughout the story.
Colin Salmon (One) played a terrific head
lieutenant in the film with his firm and
serious behavior as well as looking
masculine and tough too. He was quite
powerful with whatever he had to do
throughout his scene's and it was
unfortunate that he was killed off early
in the story.
Numerous body parts are
sliced off due to a sharp ray in a room.
A person's fingers are bitten off
Lots of bites from infected people
Infected people's bodies and heads are
blown away by shotguns
Infected dogs have stripped off skin as
well as getting blown away by shotguns
There's a terrific music
score composed by Marco Beltrami
and shock rocker Marilyn Manson by
having alot of booming sounds and
thumping noises too for the suspenseful
moments as well as great electronic
guitar music for when the human creatures
come to attack which sounded incredibly
clever. These two know their craft
incredibly well for the storyline of this
flick. There's also terrific electronic
metal tunes in the film too giving it a
real millenium balls to the wall feel to
What happened here?
[Alice and Matt both look towards
"One" rather anxiously for an
answer as well]
James "One" Shade: Five
hours ago Red Queen went homicidal,
sealed the Hive and killed everyone down
James "One" Shade: When
we realized what was happening, my team
was dispatched to shut her down.
Alice: Why did she do it?
James "One" Shade: That
we don't know, but outside interference
is a possibility.
Queen: You're all going to die down
Queen: I've been a bad, bad girl.
[the team runs towards Rain after
hearing gunshots] What was all the
Rain: We found a survivor.
Kaplan: And you shot him?
Rain: She was crazed. She bit me.
She bit me, man. She took a chunk clean
[J.D. enters a code to open a secured
door] You got it?
J.D.: See how easy that was?
Kaplan: [the door opens only to
find a room extremely full of the undead
flesh-eating zombies] Shit!
Rain: [yells] J.D., no!
Grab my hand and hold it real tight!
J.D.: Don't let me go!
J.D.: [the zombies pulls J.D.
back; Rain lets him go] RAIN! FUCK!
[zombies chomping and devouring; J.D.
blood from her wounded hand drip down
onto the zombies below them]
Rain: Yeah, you like how I taste,
You're going to have to work for your
There's a cure!
Alice: You're gonna be alright!
Rain: I was beginning to worry.
I'm not dead yet.
[Rain takes the gun from Alice]
Rain: I think I'll take this back.
Alice: I could kiss you, you