The Netflix Resident Evil Show At Least Has Zombies
I was a big Resident Evil fan back at the beginning, in my childhood Playstation 1 years. I enjoyed the games so much I sought out and read some tie-in novels, and some novel adaptations of the early games. I dunno. I was just that kind of kid.
I never got into the Resident Evil movies, though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them all. And I skipped watching that Welcome to Raccoon City movie last year because I heard it was terrible. Suffice to say, I like the lore and characters of Resident Evil, but nobody is really adapting that just right.
And it looks like they’re going to miss the mark again with the upcoming Netflix TV show.
Those two trailers look fine, but it also looks like they’re just taking the zombies, some specific monsters and the Umbrella Corporation and tying them to a completely different story and group of characters. Is that what we want? Is that what any of us want?
Just give me a faithful Resident Evil 2 adaptation complete with Leon, Claire, Hunk and then a Resident Evil 3 with Jill Valentine subplot. Those two games took place at largely the same time, right?
Look at how much success Disney is having with Star Wars shows that give fans what they want!
Anyway, Resident Evil comes to Netflix on July 14. Some of us will watch it that weekend and then nobody will ever talk about it again, because that’s what has becoming of the binging model.