Y'know, what? We never realised the seminally shitty Resi movies were actually, at heart, small, independent, European flicks with loads of artistic merit. Hmmm, we guess the fact they're all full of paper mache-looking zombies, awful rock music and were filmed for tens of millions of dollars each really threw us of the scent. Well thankfully, Milla Jovovich who has played Alice in all the Resident Evil films, including the upcoming 3D Afterlife, is here to put us straight in an interview with Reuters that reminds us of a horned mammal's excrement.
According to the model turned actress and wife of the world's most totally not the worst director of all time, in Paul WS Anderson, Resident Evil: "Has always been an independent movie, which I think is very special about it. It's not a studio concoction. We started as a tiny, little European action film, and everybody involved, Paul, myself and Michelle Rodriguez, were into the game. That was the birth of this franchise. It was just people who really love the games, who really love the characters, and love to kick butt and take no prisoners."
Above: Hey, Resident Evil is too every bit as anti Hollywood and artistic as Amélie
Looking over the fact a 30 million dollar budget for the first film is considered 'tiny', here's some further photographic evidence that demonstrates deep down the series is an independent creation, more concerned with conveying a meaningful artistic message than pleasing punters with blood and zombie baboons...
Ah well, at least we're promised a real character piece in Resident Evil: Afterlife. Jovovich says: "The characters are just wonderful. You get a chance in this movie to take some time with characters. It's not just action, action, action."
To illustrate this point, here's Prison Break's Wentworth Miller acting the shit out of Chris Redfield.
Sep 10, 2010