Resident Evil

Corrected entry: The last laser that passes through is a mesh-like grid that "cubifies" the team leader. Yet, when the rest enter the room not only are the team leader's remains gone but the rest of the team and the scrambler box remain whole - despite the grid becoming mesh halfway through the room and spanning across the floor.

Correction: The laser was past the equipment by the time it turned into a mesh, so the scrambler wouldn't have been destroyed. The camera never pans down far enough or focuses in sharply enough on the floor to see the remains properly.


Corrected entry: When the woman gets her head stuck in the lift, she sees dead bodies everywhere. But when the team enters the hive, they're all gone, and it's the same place. How did the bodies move? All the doors are locked, so they couldn't have walked off.

Correction: The T-virus could have infected the bodies therefore making it possible for them to get up and walk off. For example - the woman that died because she drowned in the lab ends up being infected with the T-virus.

Corrected entry: When 'One' and his team enter the laser corridor, there are 4 people. The medic gets her head cut off, another guy gets chopped in half and 'One' gets sliced n diced. But what happened to the guy who got his fingers chopped off? He only went into shock.

Correction: When the 'grid laser' comes across the corridor to kill One, the finger guy was still lying on the floor in shock, and so presumably he got sliced through as well.

Chimera Premium member

Corrected entry: Immediately after Kaplain shuts down main power, there is a shot of all the lights on the metal boxes in Dining Hall B going from the green "stable" to the red "unstable." The mistake comes when the team is shooting all the zombies. They shoot up several of the metal boxes and when they do, there are shots of the lights on the boxes going again from green to red.

Lisa Nickerson

Correction: Kaplan states that when he shut down the Red Queen, the Hive's systems would temporarily go off due to the expected loss of power. The tanks were probably designed to automatically re-stabilise once power had been restored.

Corrected entry: This is a small nitpick, but for the trailers for the movie, we're told that if they don't seal the mansion shut in three hours, then the whole world will be infected. In all honesty, that's not once mentioned in the movie. They had to make it out so that they could live, not so that the rest of the world wouldn't be infected, even though that turned out to be the case.


Correction: They have to make it out in three hours if they want to live because the Hive will be sealed shut to contain the leak. The reason the commandos are there in the first place is to find out why the Red Queen sealed off the Hive - to stop the virus from spreading.

Mark Cuss

Corrected entry: If the squad knew the Red Queen was watching them, why didn't they destroy any cameras they came across in the hive? Perhaps the whole laser beam curly fry disaster could have been avoided.

Correction: If the cameras go out, the Red Queen would also know where they are. Also I think the way with the lasers has a pressure-sensitive floor, because the lasers go on and on and there is no camera in the corridor (so it indicates the moves by pressure - or it's a new mistake). Also they say they maybe have activated this hidden security-system by opening the door.


Corrected entry: In the beginning, when the computer let the elevator drop (after we saw the first one fall to the floor), why did it bother to stop it for no reason whatsoever after it's only fallen 10 feet?

Correction: Elevators have safety systems to prevent falls. It took Red Queen a bit to override them in order to kill the passengers. Hence all the up and down.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: The T-Virus escapes through the air vent and spreads throughout the entire building, so the air vents must go all over. Later water floods the labs, all of which have air vents, so the rooms shouldn't have filled with water, it should have poured through the air vents and spread throughout the building.

Correction: The red queen could have sealed of the ventilation system in that room when it detected the broken virus sample.


Corrected entry: The T-Virus is being developed as a biological weapon. The virus doesn't kick into effect unless someone is wounded or dead, and even then it resurrects them as the "living dead". Those that are living and are exposed to the virus without treatment are perfectly fine for a good length of time before mutation into the "Nemesis", allowing ample time for retaliation. Not the best weapon around.

Correction: As you can see from the chaos inside the Hive and in Racoon City after the breach, if the T-Virus were used on a large group of people with no anti-virus provided a large number of them would be turned into zombies. Since even a little scratch from one is enough to turn you into a zombie, pretty soon a whole city could be infected. Seems like a pretty good weapon to me.

Corrected entry: Red Queen is extremely conveniently programmed for the plot of the movie. 1. Rather than seal off rooms in a place she has TOTAL control of, (that by the way is designed to be isolated in sections for this very reason), she lets the infection spread to everybody in the Hive. She could have easily contained it in a small section of the facility. This is standard procedure in ANY biowarfare lab, there is no way she wouldn't be programmed to do it. 2. Rather than let everyone know the virus is loose, she just starts killing everyone. She had counter-virus available, why not let everyone know that they are locked in with the virus, but help is coming? The infected personnel would be hit with it only minutes after infection. If it didn't work and they died, they are still locked in. 3. Instead of calling Umbrella and telling them the virus is loose, she clams up and just slaughters everyone. This guarantees that Umbrella will ignore anything she has to say, and breach the Hive with a response team and release the virus, the very thing she is programmed to prevent. 4. When Kaplan is disabling her, she keeps telling him that it's a bad idea, but doesn't bother to let him know that shutting her down will release hordes of flesh-eating killers. 5. She just assumes that Spence, no matter how he got in to the T-virus storage has clearance to stuff it all in a duffel bag and walk out with it. She could have locked him in and double-checked with Umbrella. 6. The entire reason for her existence is to prevent the virus from escaping, while almost every decision she makes greatly increases the chances it will get out of the Hive. This is way beyond bad programming - this is highly advanced AI doing the exact opposite of what she's designed for.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: She isn't allowed to help them since the viral outbreak was on purpose. Via the final movie.

Corrected entry: In the passage to the Queen's chamber when the laser is coming towards the woman standing, you can see she is looking towards it. A second later she turns her head towards it again. (00:31:20)


Correction: She is looking at the door where Alice is. She turns her head towards the laser when One yells for everyone to get down.


This isn't true. She is looking towards the laser with everyone else. But as the leader yells for everyone to get down, she turns her head towards the team.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: Spence and Alice are charged with making sure no one without proper clearance gets into the Hive. Why then does Spence have the clearance to get into the Hive's most secret and secure area, the T-virus storage? Does a bank guard at the door have the combination to the vault? Can the guard in the entrance of a missile silo launch a missile? Of course not. There is no reason for him to have access that deep into the Hive. And while he may have bought the codes to get in, why does no one in the most secure facility in the world give him a second glance? Did he buy off every security guard and Red Queen as well?

Grumpy Scot

Correction: It is never mentioned that they don't have access to the hive. Comparing them to bank guards or silo guards is a moot point. This is a highly classified government facility. There is no law that says they cannot give them access to the inside of the hive.


Corrected entry: In the beginning, the people are trapped in the elevator. The woman tried to squeeze out to get help, and a long piece of hair hangs down. As the car drops, the hair hangs out at an angle, the same angle as when the car stops, and her head is inches above the floor. Gravity defying hair?

Movie Nut

Correction: Not gravity defying hair, gravity defying hair product. There's so much styling product in her hair that it's too fixed in place to fall straight down. Similar effect can be seen when a man's comb-over stands straight up in a crosswind instead of blowing out to the side.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Just after Alice escapes from the zombie dogs, Rain is shown counting her ammunition. She says, 'I have one in the breach and another magazine.' However you can see that the slide on her pistol has locked back (it doesn't return to the home position) meaning the chamber is actually empty.

Nik Rolls

Correction: While this is true, you can see (and hear) her inserting the magazine into the gun. Making what she said in fact true as well.


Corrected entry: At the start of the movie the suit guy carrying his coffee gets bumped into from the back of his right shoulder, causing to spill his coffee over his shirt. When Spence is having his flashback and starting to remember things you see him bump into the suit guy from the back of his left shoulder.


Correction: We saw it the way it happened the first time, then we saw it the way Spence remembered it the second time. No one's memories are flawless, especially if they're just recovering them after having been hit with amnesia-inducing gas.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Surely in rooms where lethal viruses are handled and stored, even in outer rooms, you wouldn't have a ventilation system connected to the rest of the facility? (00:02:45)

Correction: The entire facility is under the control of the "Red Queen" computer program, who is the one responsible for killing everyone to prevent the infection from leaving. It's very likely she was able to shut down/manipulate the ventilation system to send the air flow to other parts of the Hive.


No, the original submitter is saying that a room handling that kind of stuff wouldn't have a vent full stop. It's actually pointed out when one of the scientists says its a sealed room.

Ssiscool Premium member

The point is that Spence released the virus outside of that chamber, in a chamber that had vents whilst he was walking towards the exit. It's not specifically seen where he releases it. Even so, a secured chamber can still have a vent system, but one that has special filters and a closed circuit. Probably wouldn't have mattered to the Queen though.


Corrected entry: In the laser corridor scene, the laser grid that kills One (the captain) is also assumed to have killed the soldier that had his fingers sliced off. If that's the case, then why is the gear that they brought with them inside the corridor intact? It should have been destroyed with the soldiers.

Correction: The laser grid that kills the captain is shut off by the other team member just as it finishes passing through his body, thus leaving the equipment intact.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the soldier gets killed by the grid of lasers you can see his body fragments falling to the ground in the reflection on the door, but they don't match the sounds of the fragments hitting the ground.

Correction: While it's true that the sound does not match the falling chunks we *see*, we do not however see the rest of his body, so the sound could be of pieces of his arms, and legs falling off etc.

Correction: Resident Evil's zombies crave fresh, living meat, not the putrefying meat of other corpses. They're motivated to attack by hunger, so they only attack living things that look and smell appetizing. This is why JD is mostly intact even though he was in an elevator full of zombies - after they bit off enough to kill him they stopped eating him.


Corrected entry: The worker who gets coffee spilled on him says "thank you" differently during Spence's Flashback.

Correction: Spence is not going to remember it exactly as it happened. Like in any flashback, you won't remember every detail exactly as it was.

Lummie Premium member

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the movie, Milla Jovovich reads a note that has been left on the desk. She didn't write it, as they demonstrate in the film. However, when they do show the person who wrote the note composing it, the handwriting is different from that in the note from the earlier scene. (00:10:20 - 01:12:25)

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Rain: She bit me man! I mean she took a chunk clean right out of me!

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Question: So when the game RE:2 came out there was an entry to win a role in the Resident Evil film. Who in this film was the winner of that contest or was a winner ever named? I ask because I found my old game disk and the entry was still in the case and I was wondering if someone did win, if so who was it?


Chosen answer: The winner was the English girl playing the Red Queen.

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