Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had an amazing week. I’m back with a new Netflix show: Resident Evil. Well, you all know this is just a Netflix adaptation as the original story comes from the famous video game of 1996. I was a bit afraid when I saw the trailer at first, because adaptations are most of the time not really good, especially when it comes to action/horror ones. But I decided to give it a try and to be honest, it was not what I was expecting. But before getting into more details, let’s get to the nonspoilers part:
In this story version, we follow Jade Wesker fourteen years after the outbreak of a deadly virus, which has taken over most of the world. As she tries to find a way of saving humankind while doing research on the infected creatures, we get to understand what lead to this apocalypse and her family’s involvement in the chaos now leading the globe.
I was clearly surprised when I finished the first episode and started the second one without blinking. I will not lie, there are a few things that bother me a bit and I can imagine a lot of Resident Evil fans not being quite satisfied. However, I can easily say that I believe it is one of the best adaptations of the original storyline. You get the same vibes, with the disgusting monsters, the exaggerated but fantastic action scenes, and the clear tension at every step our main characters take.
Indeed, CGI is not always great and there are a few shortcuts, but overall the plot is quite interesting, the characters are consistent and the flashbacks are a good addition to the story. The character’s motivations might seem a bit stereotypical from time to time, and some reactions are even dumb, but I believe it fits entirely into the story and show how human they are when they risk everything to reach their goals.
The parallel between Jade actions as an adult and her father’s in the flash backs were actually pretty interesting. I enjoyed watching the sisters relationship too when they were young, I only thought their connection in the future didn’t feel real, but I also know that there is a lot of history we don’t know yet, and that we are supposed to discover in season 2. I just hope they will keep the same color palette, music and overall videogame vibe from this first season.
This is all for today My Movievaures! I will recommend this show to whoever liked playing the videogames and enjoyed the short fan stories on the net. As always, this will surely disappoint some but I’m confident when I say that this is one of the best live action animation adaptation of this horror story. Let me know in the comments down below your thoughts on Resident Evil 2022 and as usual, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (the_movievaures).