The resident evil franchise started as a horror-action video game for the Playstation back in 1996. It made it's first appearance on the silver screen later in 2002 and featured some of the characters from the game, the main character being Alice, who did not actually feature in the games... We'll chart the characters in chronological order and learn something of the characterisation along the way.
When first meet Alice, she is awaking from the effects of nerve gas and amnesia. She's been sleeping in the shower again and uses the curtain as her sheet - weird stuff. Scantily clad (as became the general format), she is later rescued by an elite team who have been sent in to deal with the usual zombie mob, but not just yet - you just don't fight zombies in the nude! Somehow Alice manages to find some clothes - and guess what - its a very short and flimsy dress and some ass-kicking knee-length boots!
The film is blessed with another beauty - a member of the elite squad called Rain Ocampo- played by Michelle Rodriguez. Both girls kick zombie ass throughout the film and we get to see a lot of Alice's flesh and Rain's guns!
We didn't have to wait long for the next film, in fact it started shooting just a year after Resident Evil became a hit.
Alice falls asleep again and wakes up again - this time from a coma. Mind you, she was the sole survivor of the Hive, where the zombies had been created, so who would begrudge her a little beauty sleep!
After managing to put a doctor's shirt coat on, she again somehow manages to find some clothes. Unfortunately, the clothes are a bit torn, so we end up seeing lots of flesh again.
As in the first film, we are again blessed with another beauty - this time a foil for Alice in the shape of Jill Valentine, played by Sienna Guillory.
Guess what? - Yes Alice wakes up in a deserted mansion - she's been sleeping again!
And then she dies!
Don't worry - it isn't the real Alice, just a clone. The real Alice is walking the desert, trying to get away from the zombie apocalypse
Meanwhile, in the desert we also have Claire Redfield, played by Ali Larter.
Lots of Alices in this film, as she gets her many clones to help her destroy the Umbrella headquarters. The opening scene of this film, to me at least, turns into the matrix, and Alice suddenly becomes a female version of Neo. For a start, there's all that bullet holes in the wall stuff, and Alice kicks every ass in the room with precision and style (and a lot of blood), using newly-found superpowers, including some neat martial arts! Even the soundtrack is very matrixy. No problem for me, as I am a big fan of the matrix films and their style. Alice shows off her superpowers and skill throughout this film, but particularly at the beginning and end - great action!
Clare returns in this film...
Jill's back as well, but this time she's controlled by a red beetle-necklace and boy does she look sexy too, with a change in hair colour and more tight-fitting spandex, showing just a bit more cleavage than before....
But there's even more babe material than before in Afterlife, because we also have champion swimmer Crystal Waters, played by Kacey Barnfield. Unfortunately she dies in the attempt to get to the underwater armoury - a shame!
The film starts in true gore as a passer-by gets his face eaten by a J Pop girl, played by Mika Nakashima
For me the sexiest outfit - skin-tight and it looks like Mila has trimmed up a little (not that she needed to!) to fit into it perfectly.
Oh and Jill looks good in her tight outfit too!
And a new character, Ada Wong, played by Li Bingbing.
Here Alice returns to Racoon City where it all began. Alas it's the last we will see of Mila in the role - but will there be more in this money-spinning franchise? Who knows. Well here she is for the last time. Aptly aided by Clare Redfield (Ali Larter) and a new very welcome addition to these pages - bad ass babe, Abigail, played by Ruby Rose.
Just before we go, lets take a look at some of the characters from the gaming world...
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You really don't get a lot more kick-ass than Alice. Superhuman abilities, together with incredible martial art skills means Alice gets a blog of her own. As a matter of interest, the character never appeared in the games, where the story started...