Resident Evil

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.

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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)

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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 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)

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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)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Alice is wiping the mirror, you can see her mouth is open. When it cuts back to her it is closed. (00:09:00)

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Revealing mistake: The Red Queen tries to goad Alice into killing Rain in the laboratory, with the Licker pounding against the glass outside. Just after they escape the room, the Licker breaks in. Watch its jump very carefully. you can see the exact invisible "line" where the Licker stops being a guy in a suit and becomes computer generated. It even changes colour. (01:20:45)

Continuity mistake: When Alice enters the kennel where the zombie dogs belonged to she passes a blue trolley on her left side. When it cuts from inside the room where we watch her through the window walking, she passes the same trolley again. (00:46:05)

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Other mistake: Why does Rain get out her torch and hold it with her teeth before climbing under the train? It would have been easier to leave it in her pocket until after she climbed down. We also see, when she is working, that it has a device on the end for gripping it properly with your teeth (called a Lite Bite, I believe). Yet earlier she chooses to grip it by the barrel. Try it with a mini Maglite. It's not comfortable. (00:15:50)

Revealing mistake: As the team gets off the subway and heads for the door into the Hive, the Red Queen's POV shows a nifty infrared display in the lower left corner that marks their locations - it obviously matches up to the ones on screen. But the dots are static, while the people are moving. (00:19:20)

Phoenix

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

Continuity mistake: When Rain is under the train using her flashlight to see if she can see something the hair hanging across her face changes position between the wideshot and the close-up shot. (00:16:00)

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Audio problem: In one of the scenes right before the solider get killed by the lasers and the alarm is sounding, the commander says to everyone "Hold your positions, everyone stay calm" but his lips aren't moving.

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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