Resident Evil
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Continuity mistake: When Spence has been killed we see the broken monitor which has a white column through the screen, which turns black or white depending on the shot. (01:16:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Kaplan is walking through the corridor to get the EMP and head into the Red Queen's chamber, Medic's legs are together. When we see all the power shutting off, her position has changed and now her legs are apart. (00:32:40 - 00:35:50)

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Revealing mistake: When Kaplan is trying to turn off the lasers, take note of his keyboard. His fingers aren't touching the keys. (00:31:20)

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Continuity mistake: When we see the extreme close up of the robotic arm picking up the blue vial, the grip is uniform and parallel to the edge of the sliver end cap on the vial. When we see the vial a second later, the arm's grip has changed and is no longer parallel or uniform on the vial. (00:02:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the Red Queen kills all the workers in the main office, the positions and actions of people differ from the video footage to the actual events. (00:06:35)

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Other mistake: The elevator is falling to the floor and so the counter weight is going up. But the counterweight doesn't fall back down after all the cables have snapped. What's holding it up? (00:05:55)

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Continuity mistake: When the Lasers have finished killing everyone, the EMP equipment is next to the glass wall. When Alice walks over and looks in to the corridor, it's moved. (00:32:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the camera moves in on the security door at the Hive, the reflection of the camera operator can be seen moving in the chrome. (00:19:20)

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Continuity mistake: The guy states that the room is sealed and his facial expression is one of panic. Camera cuts and now he's facing a different way and his expression has changed completely. (00:05:20)

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Continuity mistake: When we see a CGI map of The Hive right before the Laser Room, the 3D thermal camera reveals a very rigidly stood up human body looking through the door's small window. When the camera cuts and we actually see Alice look through the window, she's slightly bent down so her head is on window level since she's taller. It's quite possible the CGI team just didn't spend more time than necessary to move the thermal human model's limbs and kept it in an almost default T-stance position. (00:29:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the elevator starts to drop from floor 10, the floor indicator says 7, but a moment later it counts down from 9. (00:06:05)

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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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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)

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)

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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)

Factual error: When Alice has the pistol she got from the zombie she took out, she uses it to do away with the zombie dogs. As she fires the last of the rounds, the camera looks down to follow the fall of the casing. As it falls, it's on a slight tilt, about 5°. Physics says that it will bounce and tumble on the floor after it hits, then come to rest. Instead, when it hits, it immediately goes to a rest position with little movement. (00:48:20)

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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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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: Why is the game series this is based on known as 'Resident Evil' in some countries but in others it's called 'Biohazard'? Does the name swap also apply to the film?

Answer: The game was originally called 'BioHazard' in Japan, but because of copyright problems with the band Biohazard, was named 'Resident Evil' in the US and Europe. However most hard-core gamers call it 'BioHazard' no matter where they live. For more info, check out http://faqs.ign.com/articles/378/378719p1.html.

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