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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TagLine The evil continues...]]'']]
''Resident Evil: Apocalypse'' is the second film adaptation of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise. It occurs some time after the events of [[Film/ResidentEvil the 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 ''Apocalypse'' as a repeated scene from the end of the first movie.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Nicholai. [[spoiler:Nemesis is this as well, when he's revealed to be Matt Addison from the first film.]]
* ActionGirl: Alice and Jill Valentine.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: [[spoiler:Umbrella nukes the city at the end to cover up the zombie outbreak and kill the zombies, then uses the cover story of a nuclear plant melting down.]] Nuclear power plants don't actually explode when they meltdown, and even Chernobyl wasn't mistaken for a nuclear bomb, so it's unclear why [[spoiler:Umbrella]] thinks anyone is going to buy their cover story.
* 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 potency 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!"
* BrokenHeel: A woman fleeing from zombies breaks one of her heels. She only stops for a few seconds before she starts running again.
* ChekhovsSkill: Nemesis is a good enough shot with the minigun to take out the S.T.A.R.S. while leaving [=LJ=] uninjured. [[spoiler: He uses the same precision to shoot Umbrella's men on either side of Alice without hitting her.]]
* 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]].
* CoolVsAwesome: Alice vs Nemesis.
* CureForCancer: Dr. Ashford originally designed the T-Virus to alleviate the symptoms of a degenerative nerve disease, but [[GoneHorriblyWrong something went horribly wrong]].
* DecompositeCharacter: Interestingly, both Dr. Ashford (the VoiceWithAnInternetConnection) and Angela (English CreepyChild) divide up traits of the Red Queen between them.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: A news reporter early on in the movie:
-->"Still no explanation for this wave of unexplained killings."
* DevouredByTheHorde:
** When sent to find Angela in a school full of infected children and dogs, [[spoiler:Terri Morales]] runs into an infected child and she's quickly surrounded by the other children and she's eaten alive.
** Cain puts his gun to his head when he's surrounded by the zombies. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, he's out of ammo and he gets eaten alive, among the zombies includes [[LaserGuidedKarma Dr. Ashford who Cain kills earlier and he gets the first bite.]]]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: LJ, upon seeing the below mentioned stripper zombies, takes his eyes off the road and crashes his car.
* DualWielding: Alice's paired fighting batons.
* {{Fanservice}}: The stripper zombies, who have no outward signs of being zombified, are busty, topless, and [[JigglePhysics swaying]].
* 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.
* HardToLightFire: Jill switches on the gas in the boarding school's kitchen, then tosses a lit matchbook to try to blow up the infected guard dogs. The matchbook is blown out by the breeze of her throw, so Alice has to set off the gas with a lit cigarette.
* HotScoop: Terri.
* IdiotBall:
** Jill at times, especially inside the school, where she decides the best course of action is to [[LetsSplitUpGang split up]]; give a gun to a civilian with no firearm training (and not even bother to instruct her how to use said firearm); and send the clearly unprepared woman on her way. [[spoiler:Terri]], of course, dies horribly.
** [[spoiler:Umbrella at the end. They've managed to capture a superhuman that has sworn to destroy them. They give her insanely powerful telekinetic powers and then let her go.]]
* ImmediateSequel: They make sure the final scene of the first movie is here to emphasize it, but there's still a TimeSkip before she meets up with Jill, [[TookALevelInBadass with badass levels fully attained.]]
* ImplacableMan: ''Apocalypse'' has Nemesis fulfilling this role quite nicely.
* IncongruouslyDressedZombie: The topless stripper zombies.
* ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure: [[spoiler:Umbrella destroys Raccoon City with a tactical nuclear missile strike to purge the infection and destroy evidences. It doesn't work.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** The priest who's been killing and feeding people to his sister. He becomes her last victim.
** While coercing Alice into fighting Nemesis, [[spoiler:Cain guns down Dr. Ashford.]] Later, his zombified corpse gets the first bite out of [[spoiler:Cain]] when the latter gets tossed out of the helicopter and swarmed.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Invoked by Cain at the end, with Alice and Nemesis.
* MaleGaze: In Jill's introduction, we get some very nice close ups on her legs and her breasts.
* MegaCorp: Umbrella.
* ModernMinstrelsy: LJ positively ''reeks'' of this to an embarrassing degree.
* MoodWhiplash: The [[DVDCommentary commentary]] with Creator/MillaJovovich, Creator/OdedFehr, and Creator/SiennaGuillory 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.
* NotMyDriver: When Cain uses the helicopter to trap our heroes, they somehow get the jump on him when they make their escape, including LJ replacing Cain's pilot, [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee easily the least plausible part of the whole thing.]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Nicholai's]] reaction when he sees a second zombie dog while still wrestling another zombie dog:
-->[[spoiler:'''Nicholai:''']] Oh shit.
* 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 Umbrella 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.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Despite their orders to head straight to the bridge, Carlos Olivera rappels down a helicopter just to save a civilian from getting overrun by zombies. His comrades followed him down. [[spoiler: Though it did not end well as the civilian jumped off the rooftop as she was revealed to be infected.]]
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:''Apocalypse'' ends with Carlos, Jill, LJ, and Angie 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 [[IdleAnimation 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 "Armed Civilian" (Threat: Minimal)[[note]]with a notably accurate description of his handguns[[/note]] to "Non-Combatant" (Threat: Zero).
* 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.
** LJ references ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' just before ramming a zombie with his car:
---> "GTA Motherf-'''''*THUD*'''''
* SpotlightStealingSquad: The first movie did revolve around Alice, but this is the movie where she truly stole the spotlight from the game characters, taking their scenes and prominence.
* StabTheScorpion
* StatOVision: Nemesis [[RoboCam sees the world]] this way.
* SuperSoldier: Nemesis and [[spoiler:Alice.]]
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Our heroes get to the helicopter that Ashford directed them to, and despite his warning about the armed sentry and their successfully capturing our heroes ([[spoiler:Ashford is even killed for his part in it]]), Carlos and Jill somehow break out of their bonds, ''and'' have LJ replace the pilot to stall Cain further. Presumably any plan they had was set up while Cain was busy watching Alice and Nemesis fight it out.
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait: Averted, subverted, inverted, played straight, played for laughs, and everywhere in between.
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