The Spin-off Doctors: Resident Evil

Join your old friends Jim Sterling and Conrad Zimmerman as they get elbow-deep in licensed videogame material. Movies, TV shows, comics (but mostly movies), the doctors are here to examine.

This week, we start with 2002’s Resident Evil, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich.

She kicked a zombie unconscious.

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galactix100
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galactix100

Does films like Wreck It Ralph or abominations like Pixels count as videogame films since they’re not directly based on or linked to any videogame(s)? Also really enjoyed this and I’m looking forward to the next one, it’s a good way of finding out about these films without ever having to go through the trauma of watching one.

Wulfsmasher
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Wulfsmasher

These movies are my guilty pleasure. I know their dumb, but I just love them to bits. Everything Paul W.S. Anderson does I like, Event Horizon is a legit good movie and the first Mortal Kombat is, in my opinion, the best video game movie adaptation. Can’t wait for them to do the rest of Anderson’s movies, and yes, that Wesker is amazing.

Nitrium Oxide
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Nitrium Oxide

As a big fan of movies (far more so than games), this is a pretty good idea for a podcast it must be said, and I wish it all the best! Could imo have used a teensy tiny bit more structure maybe. Anyway, definitely looking forward to the next episode. I’ve seen almost all of Boll’s films (it’s a bit of a hobby or something, I’m not really sure). His game-based films are almost all terrible (I especially hated Far Cry and Postal), but I kinda enjoyed the very much despised Bloodrayne. I wonder if his generally super low imdb… Read more »

kimiyoribaka
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kimiyoribaka

My favorite RE movie was Degeneration, followed by Damnation. I have no defense for them other than that I have an easier time suspending disbelief when a movie looks like a video game. Also, the latter had a terrorist claim to hate american consumerism but love american products, which I find hilarious.

adampoole
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adampoole

it’s funny Jim gave Alice the last name of Redetine.. since when the movie was original announced all those years ago, Milla Jovovich was suppose to play Jill Valentine before they changed the story.. The current character’s name is Alice Park.. but the wiki i read said her real name is Janus Prospero

adampoole
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adampoole

i loved the RE movies.. especially RE Apocalypse .. that was a really good film..even though the films don’t follow the games too much is some ways, they’ve evolved into great series of films within the RE universe that do their own thing and.. SQUIRRELS!

galactix100
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galactix100

Holy fuck James Purefoy is in this film. Was he desperate for money or something?

Enigma_2099
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Enigma_2099

I’m gonna pretend this new thing is an unofficial tip of the hat to the late, great Ryan Davis and his TANG series.

Jack Man
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Jack Man

People please, Stop giving Paul Weasel Shit Anderson money! Otherwise he won’t go away!

Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

Honestly? I don’t even think of the films when the name “Resident Evil” is mentioned, so divorced are they from anything the source material tried to do.

Remus
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Remus

hey guys, cool stuff, nice episode. I would however suggest a slight bit extra structure, to prevent missing a beat. Like having a set of headers like: plot, acting, cinematography/animation, etc and once you knock that out go into more general rambling.

Doublep
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Doublep

Thanks, now i’ll have to watch house of the dead within two weeks. You just ruined an evening of my life…

DSS13
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DSS13

i would like to see how fist shark marketing would market the t-virus.

Not Lord Atkin
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Not Lord Atkin

I remember that one wesker fight scene with chris redfield in one of the later films was literally copypasted from a cutscene in RE5. That was fun.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

The first Resident Evil is quite wretched, but Apocalypse is worse. The only “decent” one IMHO was Extinction, and Afterlife was entertaining in an absolutely brain-dead sort of way. Good luck with Retribution though, that one is by far the absolute worst…

And OH MY GOD, House of the Dead!!! That was one of those movies where I couldn’t believe that it was actually theatrically released, it’s such a hilarious trainwreck which is disastrous on every level.

Alex Wheatley
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Alex Wheatley

10 seconds in – “Well, this sounds exactly like Podtoid”. Excellent.

Jordan Richards
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Jordan Richards

Since you were asking, there was a Red Alice sort of thing in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles if I recall correctly. That was one of those rail shooters on the Wii.

DeadRadical
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DeadRadical

Mannnnn I’ve missed you guys just chatting, I love me some fistshark but just having you guys on a podcast like this again is awesome! Great stuff guys.

Yaro
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Yaro

Kinda feel like Alice is the Lightning of film industry.

boylandtheliberator
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boylandtheliberator

Its good that you gusy mentioned the laser corridor thing that botherted the fuck out of me. What thefck was about with ciommader doing matrix esq moves to get out tof the way have him surivive if he does that

Verbalrob
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Verbalrob

The computer generated map of Umbrella’s underground facility was actually created by Jonti (Weebl) Picking, the guy who made the Badgers, Badgers, Badgers flash animation.

Verbalrob
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Verbalrob

Is Mortal Kombat still the best video game to movie adaptation? That is a damn sorry state of affairs.

Anton
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Anton

The Resi movie makes less sense than the game? As in, the game in which to open one door, you must:

– Find masks randomly scattered through mansion
– Place masks on the wall in conveniently placed adjacent mausoleum
– Open a coffin that is suspended from the ceiling
– Kill the infected murder machine residing in that coffin
– search the aforementioned murder machine for the key which in no way looks like any key ever made.

THAT makes more sense than a slightly overpriced train station?

Maddy
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Maddy

Alice Valfield?

boylandtheliberator
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boylandtheliberator

I would argue the opene9ing bits of the first resident evila re good all thwe way up to *spoliers* the elader dies then it just gfoes barmy