Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Corrected entry: If the T-Virus is a virus spread through person to person by bite, and then it becomes an airborne virus, how do the people underground in a graveyard get infected to become zombies?

Correction: Umbrella worked with worms that were infected.

Corrected entry: In the grave yard scene. It doesn't seem possible for a virus contracted through bodily fluids (blood, saliva) to get 6 feet down into sealed coffins, infect a half decomposed corpse filled to the eyeballs with formaldehyde and methanol (typically), and make a zombie that could break out of its casket and dig up six feet with naught but bare hands, a seemingly impossible task for even the fittest, healthiest and craziest human.


Correction: This is the explanation given on IMDB: This occurrence is explained in the first film where the Red Queen (Michaela Dicker) reveals that the T-virus goes from the transition process of liquid to gas in a matter of hours. The virus was vented out through the ground after Umbrella reopened (The Hive was located under Raccoon City). As for them being able to break out of their casket, lots of zombie movies do that.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Jill and Angie are crawling around on the floor and are being attacked by dogs, a woman zombie crawls toward Jill and attacks her. Jill grabs the woman zombie by the neck and twists it, breaking it and "killing" the zombie. Jill then checks the zombie's neck for a pulse to make sure it is "dead". Zombies are already dead and wouldn't have a pulse in the first place.


Correction: Zombies have to have a pulse. It is stated in Resident Evil, as well as many other zombie movies, that the zombies are reduced to primal instincts, and only have one objective: To feed. Also, for a human body to move as extensively as they do, (i.e. walking, biting, running) they would have to have, at the very least, a functioning brain stem. None of what they do is possible without some form of blood flow to the brain. Ergo, pulse.

Corrected entry: In the scene in the graveyard, the group is attacked by corpses coming from underground. One of the shots shows a skull riddled with maggots. A zombie might be a zombie, but they still need muscles to move. If a face has decayed that far, there wouldn't be any muscles left.


Correction: Just because a zombie's face has fully decayed, that doesn't mean that their entire body has. The zombies that attack the group are all fully clothed, therefore we aren't able to tell how far their bodies have deteriorated.


Corrected entry: When Alice rams her bike trough the church window, her headlight is on. And in the shot just before she hits the Licker, it still is. But in the shot where she actually rams it away, her light is all of a sudden off. It didn't break, because in the shot where she starts her turn, it is still intact.


Correction: The damage doesn't need to be visible for a headlight to cease functioning.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Right at the end, how the heck do Jill and Carlos know the exact time and day Alice is going to snap out of her hibernation and break out of the Umbrella facility? I understand that it is some kind of setup for them and Resident Evil 3, but it's hard to believe their timing. Even if they did get a tip to come there, you'd think that they would be very suspicious. Like, wow this is too easy! We come in here and pick up this half naked girl and pass security. Sweet.


Correction: Quite a lot of time has passed, giving Jill and Carlos plenty of time to prepare for Alice's escape. We aren't supposed to know the details - they got clearence and they broke her out. That's it. Plus it works well for setting up Resident Evil 3, like you said.


Corrected entry: In the school cafeteria, Jill flips on six of the stove gas feeds. As she walks out, she tosses a match that fizzles, meaning that the gas hasn't reached the exit hallway. Seconds later, Alice manages to light the gas by flicking a cigarette at the doors at the far end of the hall just as the dogs break the glass. There's no way that the gas could have filled all that space in that amount of time. Matches burn hotter than cigarettes, so it's not that the gas simply didn't ignite before.

00:55:40 - 00:56:20


Correction: Gas spreads incredibly quickly, even faster than a match or a cigarette can light. It's perfectly possible that the gas reached the doors in time.


Corrected entry: When Alice talks about how Jill's friend will become a zombie soon and pointing the gun at him, Jill looks surprised, yet Jill had already encountered the T-Virus before. She was a member of the STARS Alpha team who were sent to the infamous mansion in the first game - there are newspaper clippings in her house about "the mansion incident". Jill would already know what happens to people who get bitten, so she would know that her friend is going to become one of them.

Correction: Jill is not the least bit surprised when Alice tells her that Peyton is going to turn into one of 'those things'. She is simply letting emotion, rather than logic, rule her at that moment. Perhaps hoping for a better outcome for her friend than the one she knows is going happen.

Corrected entry: In the scene where we first see Carlos, after killing all the zombies, he begins talking to the girl while four UBCS troopers follow Carlos after the chopper lands. Later, during the shootout scene (UBCS and Cops) there is only Carlos, Nicolai, and Yuri. Where did the other two go?

Correction: Nicolai, Yuri, and Carlos were fighting with the zombies that were coming up through the alley. the main group (UBCS and Cops) were fighting a large group of zombies in the street. The focus, for the most part, was on the fight in the alley. Is it not possible that the other two were fighting with the main group?

Corrected entry: Shortly after the squad arrives at the school to look for the doctor's daughter, Jill Valentine says to LJ, "You take the first floor." Then she looks at Terri (the newscaster), hands her a pistol and says, "You take the second floor. I'll take the basement." Next there's a cut to a stairwell indicating that Jill will be going downward to get to the basement. A moment later, the newscaster is shown descending three flights of stairs when she should have been going up two flights to get from the main floor to the second floor.


Tax Dude

Correction: We don't know how much time has passed since they started searching the school. It could be that, after some time passes, Terri has finished her search of the 2nd floor, didn't find anything, and is now trying to find Jill and L.J.

Corrected entry: During the opening sequence of the movie you get to see an overhead view of the Raccoon City. Yet you can also see the CIBC headquarters, which is in Toronto.

Correction: Raccoon City is fictional, it's not specified where it is set, the movie takes place in the future, who's to say if Toronto wasn't renamed by Umbrella Corp when they took over most of the businesses.

Corrected entry: The cover-up story for Raccoon City is inaccurate in it's claims that a nuclear explosion from their nuclear power plant is what destroyed the city, similar to Chernobyl. The uranium fuel used in nuclear power plants is not weapons grade uranium and cannot support a nuclear explosion.

Correction: It was a news anchor who said it. They probably meant a meltdown, but just said blast.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the group arrives at the junior high school, the black van parked outside does more than change the logo (as noted in another submission); it's a different van. First it is a panel-type utility van with a large shield emblem and the initials RPD (assuming the "D" is behind the open door) where a window would be; after the close-up of the broken-open dog cages, it's a window-van, with a small shield and "Raccoon Police Department K-9 Unit" below the window.


Correction: It's the same van. The window and logo you are referring to are both on the passenger side door. When we see the van at first we see it from the back right corner and all the doors are open (so we see the cages in the back and the logo on the side of the van). Then the camera moves in front of the van and we see the open side panel door and we can see the cages from this angle as well (you can see the panel door's handle on the left side of the frame) and the passenger side door is taking up about half the frame.


Corrected entry: In the end of the first movie, the left side of Alice's head is shaved. In this movie, which is supposed to take place maybe a few months after the first movie at most, her hair is back to normal. Hair, a non-living excretion of protein, doesn't grow that fast and the virus would have no way to cause it to regenerate faster.

Correction: There was only a small patch of her hair that was shaved and the reason you don't see it during the film a lot is because Alice's hair hanging over it the shaved gap. When she turns her head and her hair shifts you can see that the patch is still there.


Corrected entry: When Jill first enters the RPD and kills the zombies, she only has the leg holster. She then begins to talk to a S.T.A.R.S. member. The scene cuts to L.J., then cuts back to her. She is now wearing the shoulder holster.

Correction: When Jill stops at the desk she starts getting ammo and various other items like she is getting ready to head out into the city, is it not possible that she simply put the piece of equipment on during the scene when the focus went to LJ?


Corrected entry: When the bullet count reaches 0000 on Nemesis' gun, he drops it. However, while it is being dropped you can see that there is actually still a short chain of ammo waiting to be fired.

Correction: That's not a chain of ammo, it's more like a flexible magazine that the ammo is fed thru. Even though the bullets are all gone, the magazine is still there.

Corrected entry: In the game series, the STARS team originally discovered Umbrella was behind the virus outbreak, and so Nemesis was sent to kill them. However, in context to the films, STARS have not done anything wrong, and so there is absolute no reason why Nemesis is murdering them.

Correction: Killing the highly trained S.T.A.R.S. members was an excellent way of testing the effectiveness of Nemesis and since they were inside the quarantine area that Umbrella was going to nuke anyway, they were an obvious choice no matter what they might have known.


Corrected entry: In numerous scenes Carlos is seen holding a Desert Eagle. The DE is chambered in .357, .44, .50 caliber rounds. When he shoots a zombie it just gets a hole in its head and falls over instead of making giant caves in the zombie's face regardless of its caliber.

Correction: The caliber of the round won't cause more than a hole the size of the round where the round enters. Only the exit wound would be larger, and the camera is facing the front entry wounds.

Corrected entry: When Nemesis kills the STARS members in the theater, why doesn't the roof cave in when Nemesis blows it up? With the large frame holding up the theater sign, it would be almost impossible for the roof not to fall in.

Correction: The rocket doesn't blow up the roof, it blows up the sign. The explosive force escapes upward rather than exerting itself downward - path of least resistance.


Corrected entry: When the Nemesis first acquires the S.T.A.R.S soldiers in their base camp, he is able to instantaneously count them in a single glance. The problem is that some of them weren't directly in his line of sight. Even if he had equipment to scan through walls, he then should have been able to acquire the rooftop sniper.

Correction: He has equipment to scan through walls, possibly infrared. He doesn't see the sniper because he's looking forward and level when he does the target scan, not up. If he had done the target scan from farther back the sniper would have been in his field of vision and he would have seen it, but the scan occurs at a single time and not continuously.


Corrected entry: Towards the beginning, a massive crowd of zombies chase a blonde girl up the stairway of a building and all of them end up on the roof. She is saved by the cops in the helicopter, who shoot many of the zombies. But, when the scene is over, there are only about 20 dead zombies on the roof. Where did the rest of them go? They didn't retreat back down the stairs nor did they jump off the building.

Correction: I paused the movie at every point showing the zombies and never counted more than 12 chasing her. That's more than enough people to choke a stairwell.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the group first comes to the school, there is a shot of a van with cages. Its side reads "Raccoon City Police Unit" however, in the closeup, it now reads "Raccoon City Police K-9 Unit."

Correction: In the first shot of the van we see it at a back corner angle and it pans from the side to the back and the side of the van reads R.P.D. When the camera goes to the front of the van it's clear that we are now looking at the outside part of the passenger side door which wasn't visible in the intial shot (only the inside of the door was seen). The outside of the door reads Raccoon City Police K-9 Unit. It's two different logos on the van.


Corrected entry: During the several scenes where Dr. Ashford is watching the group on CCTV, the monitor changes from saying "Raccoon City Junior High School" to "Raccoon City Junior School."

Correction: When the school is shown at the beginning of the movie the description given for the location is "Raccoon City Junior School", when Ashord is looking for his daughter on his computer at around 17 minutes into the movie the computer display gives the same description, and 48 minutes into the film another shot of Ashford looking at the computer is shown and same same description is given again.


Corrected entry: After Jill Valentine has killed the zombies in the police station, she talks to a S.T.A.R.S. member and loads a clip into her gun. She talks to the S.T.A.R.S. guy some more and then puts a clip in her gun again to shoot the zombie grabbing at L.J. She didn't fire or eject the first clip.


Mark Cuss

Correction: She reloads twice because she has two guns. She has one in her hand and one in her hip holster. The one she used to shoot the zombies in the beginning of the scene was the one she reloaded first and switched guns to reload the other one which was probably empty to being with.


Corrected entry: Pay attention to the actions of the cowboy sniper on the roof. He shoots a zombie, reloads, shoots the zombie again and reloads. Before he saves LJ he reloads again. Why did he reload when he had a round ready to be fired?

Correction: The sniper shoots, reloads, and shoots again for the kill. Then he empties the chamber (we hear the shell being ejected) and takes a swig of beer, but doesn't reload (no targets). Therefore the chamber is empty when he reloads to save LJ.


Corrected entry: They are all walking through the cemetery and then the corpses come alive, out of the ground, and attack them. Only how did the corpses get infected? If they had been bitten when alive, there is hardly time to arrange a funeral, have a service, and bury them before they start attacking. If on the other hand they were infected from an airborne virus then the first scenes of shutting the city gates is not going to work - viruses have a habit of not stopping at locked gates. Or perhaps the undead had gone around biting the already dead? Except that would mean that they had to bury them afterwards, which is unlikely. And as one corpse was seen with worms coming out of the eye sockets, it would suggest a) dead a long time and b) a bullet in the head would just kill a worm.

Correction: According to the video game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis a group of worms are infected by the T-Virus and carries the virus over to the dead corpses, the same thing may have happened here.

Corrected entry: In the scene near the beginning when Alice takes the shotgun from the car, she reloads it. It had not been used and there would have been no need to reload it; the only reason is for it to look more dramatic.

Correction: There was no cartrige in the chamber (i.e the shotgun wasn't loaded). It would be quite unwise for a police car to have a loaded shotgun in the front. The shotgun could easily go off accidently causing serious harm to the front seat occupants. The shotgun cartridges are stored in the magazine or cartridge tube and the shotgun needs to be "reloaded" in order to fire.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when the truth is revealed, a male TV announcer refers to the 1986 explosion in Chernobyl as Russian Chernobyl. First of all, Chernobyl is in Ukraine, not Russia. Second, back in 1986 Russia and Ukraine were part of the Soviet Union.


Correction: While this may well be a mistake by the script writers, it is no different to some of the real errors that reporters make: Calling Nelson Mandela African-American for a start.

Corrected entry: A clue perhaps to the 3rd Resident Evil movie plus a game reference. The Ashford family is mentioned and seen in Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Dr. Ashford created a different strand of the T-Virus for his daughter and titled it the Veronica Project. Even at the end of the movie, the way Alice is suspended in the green nutrient water mimics alot of how you meet Alixia Ashford (the Veronica Project) in Code Veronica. She even shares Alixia's psychic powers.

Correction: In the game Code Veronica, Dr. Ashford did not create a virus for his daughter, Alexia. Alexia was the one who created the virus, then tested it on herself. She also created a virus which she tested on her father, which turned him into a monster.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film the wheelchair-bound scientist is shot and killed. He then comes back as a zombie and moves around by dragging himself by his arms. He created the T virus for his daughter to heal her legs so she would be able to walk, so surely as an infected zombie he would have been able to walk as well? Also I'm pretty sure he got shot in the head when he died (I may be wrong), so then how did he became a zombie, since the way to kill a zombie is apparently to destroy the brain, eg. by shooting them in the head?

Correction: Just like any other medical treatment, if the T-virus is not properly administered it won't have any beneficial effects, certainly not over the course of only a few minutes. Also, he wasn't shot in the head but in the torso.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film when it shows you the news, it states the videotape footage shot was a hoax. Surely the residents of Raccoon City who got through the gates before they were closed at the beginning of the outbreak would say otherwise.

Lindsey Guest

Correction: Whatever they say will be suppressed and may become part of an underground conspiracy media that is never taken seriously. Umbrella can marshall the testimony of most of its employees, plus anyone it wants to bribe (including politicians and law enforcement) and will have a great deal more credibility than people claiming that the dead rose and walked among us.


Corrected entry: Angela has to keep taking the anti virus so she won't mutate, but at the end she's been without her father or the Umbrella Corporation for three weeks. Wouldn't she be highly contagious? Even if she hadn't used all of her anti virus yet, where exactly did the group think they were going to get more? Before long Angela will be a flesh eating zombie.

Correction: As we saw in the first Resident Evil movie, a small injection of antivirus is enough. We also saw that Angela had a little case with at least 2 containers filled with antivirus that would last her a long time - at least 3 weeks. Everything happening after that has to deal with the third movie.

Grigory the Wanderer

Corrected entry: In the end, when Valentine and Olivera show up to pick up Alice, none of the Umbrella guards recognize them. Earlier we see their faces plastered on TV. There should have been someone among all those guards to recognize them.

Correction: They were recognized by the guards at the checkpoint on their way in. The guards there called for orders and were instructed to allow Valentine and Olivera to enter unhindered. The upper management of Umbrella knew about them and wanted to let them come closer, either to capture them or send Alice out with them for a field test. The guards at the building have the same instructions, though they don't know why.


Corrected entry: In both movies after watching the dead get up and shamble around people always call them "those...things." Hardly anyone uses the term "zombie," though just about most people alive has seen a zombie film in their lives.

Grumpy Scot

Correction: A discussion in "Shaun of the Dead" explains this perfectly. Shaun's friend asks "any zombies out there?", and Shaun says "don't use the Z word - it's ridiculous!" Despite the evidence of their own eyes, people are loathe to admit that something previously only used in fiction might exist in reality.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Corrected entry: After the Nemesis creature kills the 12 STARS agents, the one wearing the white t-shirt (laying to the right of LJ) is riddled with bullet holes but still breathing in two camera shots.


Correction: Perhaps he is not quite dead yet. Depending on what the bullets hit he could still be alive (just not for very long).

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: At the beginning, the city is being evacuated. We see a helicopter flying around the city. The lights in the buildings are on - why would they be, given that everyone in the city is on the bridge being evacuated? (It's not because they're automatic, because in several of the buildings some are on and some are off.).

Moose Premium member

Correction: Some automatic lights have motion sensors to turn them off if no one is there, but many don't (or are disabled) even in the same building. I used to work in a building where the motion sensors would start to work only after a certain time at night which would be adjusted according to the work habits of each department, i.e. some could start turning off at 5pm, some 8pm, some 24/7, etc.


Corrected entry: In first film, after a Licker attacked someone and absorbed their DNA, it mutated. But in this film after the man in the church is killed by the Licker, it doesn't.

Correction: It's a non-evolving breed of Licker; there are also 2 types in Resident Evil 2. Umbrella knew that there would be too much human DNA for the Lickers to feed on and they would quickly become totally uncontrollable, so they used a second, weaker variety.

Corrected entry: After Carlos is infected, he and Nicholai find an empty-looking building to hide in. As they enter, there's a ton of blue mist in the background where a woman is casually walking.

Correction: She's a zombie.

Corrected entry: At the end, why does the scientist in the wheelchair that was only shot turn into a zombie and try to eat the man who shot him after he was thrown from the helicopter?

Correction: He was infected with the T-Virus from an injection he had, but did not receive the antidote for (He wasn't bitten). Remember the marks on Alice and the scientist's daughter's arms? He had the same injections.

Corrected entry: The "freelance" fighter Nicholai's name is being mispronounced throughout the movie. The right way to say it is nicholAi, not nIcholai. Judging by his accent, he is from Russia, yet he mispronounces his own name when he introduces himself to Alice.

Grigory the Wanderer

Correction: However a character pronouces their own name should be considered correct if it is consistent throughout the film.


Corrected entry: Before the group enters the school, the camera shows a police K9 unit vehicle with its back doors open to expose several cages that dogs had broken out of. Later, inside the school, the group is attacked by the zombie dobermans. Now, it would be understandable if these where the experimental dogs from the first movie, but they were police dogs. Police dogs are almost always German shepherds. The only exception might be a golden retriever, which are usually used for detecting narcotics.

Correction: These aren't really police dogs. They are dogs used by the Raccoon City police department, who is owned by the Umbrella Corporation. This heartless corporation would not have the slightest qualms about using a far more deadly, but less efficient dog.

Grumpy Scot

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In the scene where the Nemesis kills the 13 S.T.A.R.S members, after it blows up the sniper on the roof an additional S.T.A.R.S member can be seen outside the building on the right who wasn't there earlier. He then disappears shortly afterwards.



The method by which Alice disposes of the zombie dogs (by throwing a flaming object into a gas filled kitchen) is similar to one of the numerous ways Jill Valentine defeats Nemesis in 'Resident Evil 3'.