Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I’m a member of S.T.A.R.S.


I have to admission to make. I’ve been a Claire Redfield fan for quite some time. The moment she came out guns blazing in Resident Evil 2, I was sure there could be no other lady of survival horror for me.

To me, Jill Valentine had been kind of a whiny brat who could pick locks if she had the right tools. Things first began to change with her appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. She had a spunky attitude with memorable battle quotes, and the anime-ish rendition of her outfit was super sweet. Then the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube came out and the master of unlocking exuded a new, sexier aura. She had, um, filled out her uniform more and had two additional knock out outfits. One was sort of a Sarah Connor, green tank top/baseball cap/sunglasses/army pants number that I would rate in the neighborhood of 8.5. The third was her outfit from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Let me be clear though, when RE3 first came out, I hated that ensemble. The generic blue strapless “thing” with a blah skirt and a (gasp) sweater tied around her waste. I understand she was off-duty and probably on her way to a picnic or something, but c’mon! Still, Jill somehow managed to make that lousy outfit work in the GameCube game.

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Then I saw Resident Evil Apocalypse. If you want my purely movie related thoughts, go here. Long story short, I avoided watching it since I didn’t care at all for the first one and this second one had Jill in her least flattering outfit. As evidenced by the GameCube remake, even drab outfits can be elevated by how one wears it. Sienna Guillory was made to fill Ms. Valentine’s shoes. Her body is nearly identical to the character model with one important exception…Ms. Guillory’s luxurious hips. That is the element that finally redeems the “picnic” get up. Even so, I wouldn’t mind if they retired that outfit altogether.

9 comments:

Brinstar said...

I second your sentiments about Ms. Guillory. When I saw her in the film, I was blown away. I thought she was the perfect Jill Valentine.

As for the blue outfit, I'm not super familiar with the video game renditions, because I've only seen Nemesis played briefly (haven't played anything except RE2, and some of RE1 for GC). But I don't know, the ensemble doesn't look too bad...

Awesomelord said...

The one thing that made me not mind watching that crap movie was the knowledge that at any given moment I could glace over a little bit and see Jill Valentine and her hips. Whenever she was offscreen I had to come to terms with the rest of the movie, which I thought was crap.

DonsSword said...

Definitely a hip man myself.

As someone whose first actual RE game played was RE3 (after playing lots of Silent Hill), I found RE3 to be a much better game than RE2 (I know, sacrilidge). I am sure I would have felt the other way if I played RE2 first -- how many times is Capcom going to make us wander the police station? (Or in the case of Silent Hill, how many more hospitals do we need to explore?)

And I did not mind Jill's hips in the game either -- mind u they don't compare to "Ms. Guillory’s luxurious hips."

Anonymous said...

Nonsense I say!, Nonsense! you morons don't know anything about resident evil, or you think you do. You are all ungrateful whiny babies..... RESIDENT EVIL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think the resident evil is the coolest game ever invented me and my friend play it evry time we go to the park and we pretend that Nemesis is real it is so cool!!!

Anonymous said...

i have to say this when you said she looked like she was going to a picnic in that outfit if you had read the books you would know that she wore that outfit for FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT! if your running from zombies youre not gonna want to trip! and if your thinking well why doesnt she wear her stars outfit WELL SHE CANT she was fired!

Anonymous said...

jill sandwitch!

Melina said...

I love that oufit she wore I've always wanted to wear that oufit!and whats better than a beautiful,lockpicking chick in a skirt and strapless shirt kicking zombie butt

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