Resident Evil Getting Silly?
This series needs to rest for a few years. The Resident Evil movies have run their course and have takes a dive into the ridiculous deep end. Some years from now, then perhaps we can revisit Resident Evil with some sort of reboot. One that actually focuses on horror instead of slow motion fight scenes and 3D with OP (over-powered) government agents. That actually makes me think they are trying to make it The Matrix with genetically engineered zombies. If I wanted to watch The Matrix, I would just watch The Matrix. Plain and simple. It’s getting silly.
Staying true to the Video Games
They should start again with the original characters from the game. Make the movie a dark suspenseful horror much like the first game. Take note from things like The Walking Dead and The Last of Us and make this thing about horror. I don't see why they keep making these movies if they aren't going to do them right. Most of them were OK, that’s it, but It does not resemble the storyline from the games, which is one of my biggest complaints. If you make a film of a piece of literature, you don't have to stick strictly to the storyline but at least be FAITHFUL to the source material which NONE of these movies have.
Making an original character is good and all, but there was no need for the Alice character in the first place. The first movie was alright, even with Alice but as the series progressed her character kind of took attention away from the "real" Resident Evil characters. Then, they try to make up for it by adding some real characters from the game into the movie. No... just... no.
Here is a list of all the RE movie titles:
Resident Evil: Rising?!?!?!
- Resident Evil
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- Resident Evil: Extinction
- Resident Evil: Afterlife
- Resident Evil: Retribution
And most currently,
- Resident Evil: Rising
Can I ask one question? What the heck have you been doing this whole time?
You have had an Apocalypse, and Extinction, you have lived in the Afterlife, have had Retribution, now all of a sudden you Rise?
I believe that the Resident Evil movies just need to take a seat on the bench and wait until it time to step up to the plate again.
I would like to give credit to those in the comments of various Resident Evil 6 articles. You guys had great points and I used some of them mixed with my own to make this article. Thanks MoviePilots!