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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Constant graphic and intense peril and violence, many characters killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Non-sexual nudity, bare breasts.
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Frequent strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Resident Evil: Apocalypse, the sequel to Resident Evil, has extremely gross and graphic violence, with many disgusting deaths and gross monsters. There are a lot of "ewwwwww" moments. Characters are in extreme peril and most of them are killed. A character commits suicide and another attempts it. There is very strong language and non-sexual nudity. A strength of the movie is the portrayal of exceptionally capable and courageous women, though of course they dress for combat in very revealing clothing. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Still more video game than story, this film mostly a series of confrontations -- in a church, in a school, on the street, with guns, with knives, with kick-boxing, with rocket launchers and grenades. And there's hand-to-hand combat with a beauty and a beast.
It's pretty much by the numbers, and this stuff works a lot better as an interactive game than a story. But Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a slight improvement over the original, thanks to a lively and likeable performance by Epps and a couple of funny moments to break the tension. Pay attention at the end of the scene with the zombie Dobermans for the best one.
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