Terminator and Aliens writer-director James Cameron loves Event Horizon director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil with Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez.
He tells Empire: “One of my guilty-pleasure films that I actually think is quite beautifully made is Resident Evil. Watching Michelle Rodriguez in that film, moving like this feral creature, is joyful.”
Based on the popular video game, Jovovich and Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into “the hive,” a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab’s personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab’s supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.
Rated R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity, the film sports a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Like other video game adapations, Resident Evil is loud, violent, formulaic, and cheesy.
Resident Evil was written & directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. Anderson also produced along with Bernd Eichinger, Samuel Hadida, and Jeremy Bolt. It starred Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon. Marco Beltrami and Marilyn Manson provided the killer score.