Resident Evil
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Other mistake: During the scene with the laser, the laser moves along the floor where the EMP device is located, several times. However, when Kaplan and Alice enter the room, the bag with the EMP unit is still intact. (00:31:15)

Legendary

Visible crew/equipment: When the team leader asks Alice for her report, if you look in the reflection of the eye pieces on his mask, next to Alice's head, you can see a man wearing jeans. This happens twice. (00:13:23)

Plot hole: Why does Umbrella know that Red Queen killed everyone, but not that the virus is loose? Is there no way to see into or receive data from the Hive other than Red Queen? Does every communication in or out have to be approved through her? And even if she is the sole conduit for information into and out of the Hive, her primary purpose for existing is to keep the T-virus from escaping. Umbrella THINKS that Red Queen has malfunctioned. BUT, she is working perfectly! So suppressing info that the T-virus is loose in the Hive would contradict her core programming. So why doesn't Umbrella know?

Grumpy Scot

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Suggested correction: Umbrella knows the T-virus is loose, they wanted that to happen. They send the team in there to fight their creations, to test their creations. Not to shut the hive down, that was just a ruse. Also, it's possible the Hive Queen was never meant to keep the T-virus from escaping, Umbrella was the one to program her and Umbrella wants a whole lot of things to happen except containing the T-virus as we learn from the future movies. The hive Queen was just a controlling unit for the experiment of the hive, to help the experiment succeed.

lionhead

Umbrella staging this experiment, Is that why the Red Queen didn't just have all staff come to a security Room to obtain the cure? Because we know there is a cure and we find out later from the red Queen herself that if you add minister the cure soon after the virus they individuals might survive. Yes I realise my question is based on a movie based on a game.

It's unclear why the Hive Queen acted as it did, either as part of the experiment or because the security measures just happened to help the experiment along. The original staff were never safe with the type of security it activated, the compound was already deemed lost, just containing it within was all the Hive Queen did. The rest is just a ruse.

lionhead

I don't believe that is true either. It is canon now that Paul W S Anderson changed it but that is a plot hole within another plot hole because Spence didn't work for Umbrella and his motivations were not to spread the virus to start an apocalypse but to cover his tracks and steal the T Virus to sell on the black market. So in reality that is a plot hole even if the writer tried to change it.

It's not about spreading the virus, it's not about saving the people working at the hive. The Red Queen deemed the compound lost instead of trying to contain the virus and save the employees. Spence's actions were just convenient for Umbrella because it gave them the opportunity to test the virus.

lionhead

I still don't get this. This makes sense for the most part concerning the reason why the Sanitation team was sent down there as a result of the story playing out like RE1, but... It doesn't add up on account of Spence himself, the guy who started all this. That means, somehow Umbrella knew of his plan to sell the T-Virus to black markets? And his backup plan to use it to cover his escape? If this is true why does the Red Queen prevent him from escaping? He gave them exactly what they wanted.

Factual error: The case containing the virus requires a four digit code to open it. As demonstrated by the operative that opened it to give himself the antidote near the train. Yet Alice closes the case, and later opens it without entering a code.

Plot hole: When the umbrella ops first get onto the train, rain has to power it up. There were plugs disconnected, and you see a hole in the fence as she shines a flashlight on it. It can't be anything infected because they didn't power down the red queen yet, and release the bioweapons. The red queen isn't physical, just controls systems. And with none of the zombies, or other infected loose yet, what else could have unplugged it? Spence was knocked out on the train, this seems to be a plot hole. (00:02:00 - 00:20:10)

Continuity mistake: Alice wakes up at the end and is completely nude with the exception of some paper taped to her front. We see when crawls under the bed that this is the case. However as she is cocking the shotgun in the streets the wind blows open to the doctor's jacket she put on earlier, but it also shows that she is now wearing white underwear to hide her modesty in case of a mishap with the wind. (01:30:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the the cylinders are being placed in the holders, in one close-up you can see the middle cylinder being placed and that there is no cylinder to the right of it. When it cuts a cylinder has suddenly appeared. (00:02:20)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: Shortly after the Licker pulls Kaplan out of the train, Matt shuts the door so it can't get at the rest of them. The Licker goes on the roof to use the back entrance to get into the car. Matt hears this and rushes to bar the back door. Pay attention to the near dead Raine. She suddenly gets a lot more life and quickly moves out of the way to avoid being accidently trampled. (01:24:55)

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Deliberate mistake: When the woman is attempting to escape from the elevator, it dislodges and falls down, so then the actress is facing the ground...but when her arm hits the floor, the floor itself bends. If you watch the DVD with the commentary on, the director points out that it was a break away floor in case the actress' head accidentally snapped forward, to avoid any injury. (00:08:00)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Milla Jovovich shoots the dogs with the 9mm Beretta she obtained from the dead security guard, a closeup of the gun is shown. Watch the cycling of the slide and you will notice that the ends of the bullets are crimped, indicating the use of blanks. (00:49:55)

AzN InVasian

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Continuity mistake: When the person is bumped into and spills coffee on himself, the coffee stains on his shirt changes between the shots. (00:03:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Matt is at Lisa's desk he looks through some papers, he is looking at a paper which has black squares on it. Then he puts the paper down and looks at another paper. When it cuts to him noticing Lisa approaching he is now holding the paper with the black squares again. (00:50:20)

Mortug

Audio problem: When Matt is trying to reach the keys while kicking the zombie it cuts to Chad running against Spence who's standing by the locked door. When Chad is running you can see Rain in the background firing shots but you can't hear the shots. (00:42:15)

Mortug

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Continuity mistake: When Alice wakes up in the shower, in one shot, you can see the shower curtain is not hanging over the edge of the shower. But when it cuts, it is. (00:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: When they are entering the entrance to the Queen's chamber, the Medic is carrying a bag as you can see when the door closes. When it cuts from inside the entrance the bag has disappeared. (00:30:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Kaplan tells Alice not to listen to the Queen he is carrying the equipment by his right shoulder. When it cuts it has suddenly moved over to his left shoulder. (00:34:45)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: On the train, just after Spence falls in, Alice takes off her wedding ring and sees on the inside: Property of Umbrella Corporation. However, after she finishes off Spence, she drops the ring next to him, and in that shot, the inside is clean; or at least the half we can see when it lies still. Such a long line would take up a lot of room on such a small ring in that size text. (00:17:45 - 01:19:05)

Friso94

Revealing mistake: Near the end right before the end credits we see the streets of Raccoon City completely destroyed, but if you look carefully you can see the background is repeating itself street by street. The best way to notice this is to look at the firetruck right before the end. There is a firetruck, a news van and a bus. Now look to the next street on the other side of the road and the exact same cars appear there. (01:37:05)

ClearanceClarence

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Suggested correction: The final shot is of one long consecutive street. Where are the other streets where the traffic is supposed to repeat itself?

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the film, the scientists are attempting to breach the window with an axe. Later in the same lab in the movie, Alice picks up an axe, even though it was shown before being wielded by the zombie.

Red Queen: You're all going to die down here.

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Trivia: In the final scene when Milla Jovovich emerges from Racoon City Hospital into the ruined city, a newspaper blows past in the wind with the headline "The Dead Walk" - a blatant reference to George Romero's classic zombie flick "Day of the Dead" where a newspaper with the same headline blows past in the opening sequence. (01:30:00)

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Question: Is the reanimation of dead people the purpose of the virus, or an unforeseen side effect? If it's a side effect, what was the original purpose of the T-Virus?

Answer: Actually the T-Virus was originally meant as a cure for a genetic disorder that Dr. Ashford and James Marcus daughters suffered from. The reanimation was a side effect and James Marcus was killed by Dr. Alexander Isaacs so he could take control of it and turn it into a bio-weapon.

lionhead

Answer: The original virus was a "Fountain of Youth" type of thing. Reviving dead cells so the host would stay young. It was so powerful that it reanimated the dead.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: Wait, wasn't the original virus meant to control the scientists daughters genetic disease, not an eternal life serum.

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