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'''''Resident Evil: Apocalypse''''', the second film adaptation of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise, occurs some time after the events of the [[Film/ResidentEvil first film]]. The Umbrella Corporation decides to reopen the Hive and figure out what happened, but its decision proves disastrous: the T-virus infects one of the scientists, which lets it travel outside of the Hive and into nearby Raccoon City.

Sometime after the living dead have overrun the city, Alice awakens in an abandoned hospital. When she leaves the building, she finds herself in the middle of a city devastated by the chaos that follows a zombie attack. She finds allies in S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine and Umbrella Corporation mercenary Carlos Oliviera, who (along with a group of survivors in tow) all hope to find a way out of the city before Umbrella can initiate its final countermeasure (a tactical nuclear strike) to prevent the T-virus from spreading outside of Raccoon City.

Umbrella doesn't want any survivors, however, so it decides to send in the "Nemesis Project" to take care of any stragglers...

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!! ''Resident Evil: Apocalypse'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbandonedHospitalAwakening: Alice does this in the beginning of the movie as a repeated scene from the end of (and to tie this film to) the [[Film/ResidentEvil first movie]].
* ActionGirl: Alice, Jill Valentine
* BeneficialDisease: Alice has gained superhuman abilities because the T-Virus has bonded with her on a cellular level. The film points out that Dr. Ashford designed the T-Virus to reanimate dead cells for medicinal purposes (such as allowing a paralyzed person to walk again by reanimating the dead muscle cells in their legs). The virus has such extreme potentcy that one must administer it in small, carefully controlled doses alongside periodic injections of an antiviral solution to prevent the virus from spreading into other parts of the patient's body. When the virus gets out of control and spreads too far...well, the film shows what happens.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Cain puts his gun to his head when he's surrounded by the zombies. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, he's out of ammo.]]
* BlingBlingBANG: LJ's guns.
-->"Motherfucker, please -- my shit is custom!"
* ClownCarGrave: The cemetery cannot possibly hold as many dead people as rises from the graves. Unless, of course, the owner [[FridgeHorror planted more than one body in each plot...]]
* ColdSniper: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. The S.T.A.R.S. sniper remains collected until he sees Nemesis take two of his shots and survive. Then he totally [[WhyWontYouDie loses it]].
* CureForCancer: Dr. Ashford originally designed the T-Virus to alleviate the symptoms of a degenerative nerve disease, but [[GoneHorriblyWrong something went horribly wrong]].
* DualWielding: Alice's paired fighting batons.
* GunsAkimbo: Alice wields basically ''everything'' akimbo. Carlos and LJ both do it with their Desert Eagles, Jill does it briefly in the church, and Nemesis takes the cake with his akimbo [[MoreDakka minigun]] and [[{{BFG}} rocket launcher]].
* HandCannon: Being ''Resident Evil'', you know they had to include one at least one example. ''Apocalypse'' has three specific examples of ridiculously large handguns: Carlos' Desert Eagles as duty weapons, LJ's gold plated Desert Eagles, and one random survivor with a Smith & Wesson Model 629 in .44 Magnum.
* ImplacableMan: ''Apocalypse'' has Nemesis fulfilling this role quite nicely.
* IncongruouslyDressedZombie: The topless stripper zombies.
* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: Umbrella destroys Raccoon City with a tactical nuclear missile strike to purge the infection (and destroy evidence).
* LaserGuidedKarma: While coercing Alice into fighting Nemesis, Cain guns down Dr. Ashford. Later, his zombified corpse gets the first bite out of Cain when the latter gets tossed out of the helicopter and swarmed.
* MaleGaze: In Jill's introduction, we get some very nice close ups on her legs and her breasts.
* MegaCorp: Umbrella Corporation.
* ModernMinstrelsy: LJ positively ''reeks'' of this to an embarrassing degree.
* MoodWhiplash: The [[DVDCommentary commentary]] with Creator/MillaJovovich, Oded Fehr, and Sienna Guillory has this as Jovovich and Fehr recorded separately from Guillory. It becomes somewhat jarring to hear GenkiGirl Jovovich and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] Fehr laughing and having fun, then suddenly hear Guillory's deadpan serious commentary, which makes clear the fact that she actively tried to translate her video game character (Jill) completely from the games to screen.
* MoreDakka: Nemesis' primary weapon is a handheld minigun. His offhand weapon is a rocket launcher. He definitely believes in having more dakka.
* MsFanservice: Alice and Jill. Seriously.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Teaser trailers that [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope start out looking like adverts for something else]] seem to be a RunningGag for this series. The trailer for ''Apocalypse'' started out with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnp4UPI-Qk cosmetics]].
* NoFEMAResponse: Raccoon City is sealed off and the inhabitants left to die to prevent the T-Virus from escaping.
* RedshirtArmy: Despite their reputation as a BadassCrew both in the films and the games, the remainder of S.T.A.R.S. becomes this in the film. The [[{{Mooks}} Umbrella Security Service]] serve this role for Umbrella.
* RoomFullOfZombies: The team sent by the Umbrella Corporation unlocks the Hive below Raccoon City encounters one of these in the opening scenes.
* RuleOfCool: Though each ''Resident Evil'' flick aims for RuleOfCool, this film gets hit the hardest by this trope.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:''Apocalypse'' ends with Carlos and Jill rescuing Alice from Umbrella custody -- but a satellite activates the T-Virus within Alice...]]
* SexyWalk: Sienna Guillory studied Jill's movements in the games and noticed that she wiggles her ass when the player doesn't make Jill move.
* SheatheYourSword: Nemesis spares LJ's life when he puts down his guns and puts his hands up -- which causes Nemesis to changes LJ's designation from "minor threat" to "civilian".
* ShesGotLegs: In her introduction, we got a nice close up on the side of Jill's legs as she takes her heels off.
* ShownTheirWork: Sienna Guillory, the actress who portrayed Jill, actually watched footage of ''[=RE3=]'' and mimicked many of Jill's movements in order to get her character right.
* ShoutOut: When she encounters Alice, Jill demands, "Who the fuck are you?" The Steppers released a rather infamous remix called ''Who the Fuck is Alice?'' in 1995.
* StabTheScorpion
* StatOVision: Nemesis [[RoboCam sees the world]] this way.
* SuperSoldier: Nemesis, [[spoiler:Alice]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The filmmakers offered roles to NatashaHenstridge (Jill) and Music/SnoopDogg (LJ).
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait: Averted, subverted, inverted, played straight, played for laughs, and everywhere in between.