Resident Evil

Corrected entry: When Rain shoots the 1st zombie with her machine gun, as soon as the camera pans back to her the machine gun is no longer in her hands.

Correction: Rain can be seen lowering the gun when the shot comes back to her. She's holding it in her right hand offscreen while she pulls the bandage from her shoulder pocket with her left hand.


Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, you see Rain check to see how much time is left to escape. You see she is injured on her left hand where the watch is. She has a bandaid on, but on the next shot you see she doesn't have it on anymore.

Correction: She is injured on her right hand, and wears the watch on her right wrist. There is never a bandage on her left hand.


Corrected entry: In the dining hall B part of the movie, the guy fires 8 shots out of the same revolver and you can clearly see there's only 6 chambers.

Correction: If "the guy" is Kaplan, he never fires more than twice in a single shot, with frequent cuts to the zombies and other characters. As a trained soldier, he would be able to reload quickly in a combat environment.


Corrected entry: Alice & Matt arrive in the control room via a corridor from the office block, apparently being chased by zombies. This is a different corridor than the one Rain, Kaplan & Spence entered via. (You can see the two corridors on the heat-tracking schematic that pops up during this sequence). If that corridor was clear ahead of them, why didn't the three already trapped escape up it? If there were zombies outside that door, then Alice & Matt managed to get through them without too much trouble, so could the others. (00:53:35)

Correction: Alice and Matt didn't fight through a crowd of zombies to get to the control room, they led a crowd of zombies there while running to the safe control room. The once clear corridor is now at this point dangerous like the 2nd corridor.

Corrected entry: After most of the team is killed inside the chamber with the lasers, everyone else leaves, only to return to find the bodies missing. Granted, it's supposed to be creepy, but there really was no one around to take the bodies or the equipment away. The Red Queen isn't physical, the zombies would have left bones or some sort of mess, and the licker would have also left such a mess.


Correction: This may seem wrong but this is actually just a sort of homage to the games. When an enemy or any person in the game is killed and the player leaves the room, when the room is revisited the bodies disappear.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Red Queen insists that Matt and Alice kill Raine, you can see Alice raise the axe and start with a downward stroke, but she then ends with an upward stroke destroying the monitor.

Correction: This commonly gets people confused, in a section from somewhere on the net with Paul Anderson, he states he did this to make the audience think Alice was to kill Raine, Alice actually starts a downward stoke, turns and hits the monitor of the Red Queen.

Corrected entry: In the scene in the laser corridor, when the woman has her head sliced off, why does she look around first, and not drop when she is told to by the commander. All soldiers are trained to do any commands like 'Down' when they are said, so that they do not waste time looking around and then dying or getting hurt.

Correction: She obviously froze in a state of shock.

Corrected entry: During the laser cutting sequence, a blond-haired team member tries to avoid the lasers by jumping over them and gets sliced through his waist as a result. As soon as this happens he lands on his feet once, then it cuts to a shot of his face and we can see he's landing from the jump again.

Correction: If the guy got cut in HALF, then maybe the feet landed first then the upper part of his body. Listen for a 'squelch' sound.

Corrected entry: The leader of the team sent into The Hive has a G36 assault rifle with a grenade launcher underneath. If you look closely at the gun, it was cut in half to make it look futuristic. He holds it by the grenade launcher instead of the actual grip of the gun.

Correction: The team leaders gun has not been cut in half as has been suggested. The gun he is carrying is a standard G36, but in this case it is the G36K with an underslung AG36 40mm grenade launcher. The K variant of the G36 was developed by H&K as a more powerful alternative to a submachine gun. The G36 can be easily converted into several different sub types depending on the tactical mission. Of course in the case of this film it makes little tactical sense for a commando team to use a mix of MP5K and G36K considering the improved performance of the G36 over a sub machine gun and the un-interoperbility of ammunition. If you wish to find out more about the G36 take a look here:

Corrected entry: When there is a slo-mo camera shot of the bullet case falling to the floor, it doesn't bounce, it just sticks to the floor.

Correction: As I remember, hot bullet cases do sometimes stick... as to which kinds of material, I'm not sure. (It has been a while since my military service)

Corrected entry: When Milla wakes up in the shower at the very beginning of the movie, she's been lying on the floor in the shower. However you can see her hair is totally dry and perfectly made up, if she had really been lying on the floor for more than few seconds, she would be covered in drops of water which would have been landing on her (even though she's not lying directly beneath the spray, she would still be covered in water, if you have a similar shower, you could try it yourself) (00:08:25)

Correction: You can see that the flow from the shower is not very powerful, and is falling on her ankles, almost a full body-length away from her hair. No visible water droplets are landing anywhere near her head, and anyway, the ends of her hair do appear to be a little damp.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: In the scene where the group first come across the zombies, they back towards a locked door and try to hold off the attack. When they manage to open the door they are confronted by an even bigger horde of the undead and one of the marines is eaten alive. The rest manage to shut the door and go back the way they came. The problem being that they were just running away from there - where did all the zombies go?

Correction: They are trapped in the control room just outside the Red Queen's chamber. This is mentioned in the dialogue. Kaplan concludes that their only option is the Queen's chamber, and it's a dead end. They eventually get the Queen's help to get out of there, after they reactivate her.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie you see a man putting the T-Virus and the Anti-virus in a case. There is one slot left for another capsule, but in the next shot it is filled in.

Correction: There are actually four vials in the top slots, with two to be loaded - the reflecting light makes one of them almost invisible.


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.

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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
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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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Trivia: The picture on the computer of the hive looks like an upside down umbrella and the name of the corporation who own the hive is ... the Umbrella corporation.

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