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Rated R · 95 minutes · 2012
In writer director Paul W.S. Anderson's latest installment of the Resident Evil franchise, Milla Jovovich is a badass mercenary who’s been kidnapped by an evil pharmaceutical company and imprisoned in an underwater facility brimming with hoards of zombies. Ludicrous premise aside, Anderson proves to be one of the few studio directors actively concerned with the mechanisms of 3-D imagery, paying close to attention to matters of depth and space—his signature "game board shot," in which he films directly above the characters’ heads, is employed to great success at least twice. But there's decidedly less here than meets the eye. For all its sleek stylization, Anderson's feverish editing minimizes the value of any single image, reducing it to a fleeting component of a virtual reality. With Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez.

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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Producer: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer, Don Carmody, Samuel Hadida and Martin Moszkowicz
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kodjoe, Li Bingbing, Robin Kasyanov, Ofilio Portillo, Oded Fehr, Megan Charpentier, Ave Merson-O'Brian, Razaaq Adoti, Kim Coates, Martin Crewes, Iain Glen, Sandrine Holt, Thomas Kretschmann, Ali Larter, Spencer Locke, Eric Mabius, Wentworth Miller and James Purefoy


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