What can I say? I saw the full trailer last night at the cinema and I already hate it.
It’s gone from different take-kind of on track-no relevance, non scary, high budget crap.
The movie franchise for Resident Evil could have been something amazing, maybe some kind of low budget labour of love like 28 Days later. All set in a mansion, with the tension being in the mystery of the situation and affection for the characters.
Apparently, making a superhuman main character and a weird side array of non-characters seemed like the best way to go.
After a few films, it has gone from an apocalypse, to the whole world being wiped out in a desert, to then for no reason being in a sprawling metropolis again with human everywhere. It just doesn’t make sense. And now they realise that they have either killed off all of the human characters or never included them, they thought how can we fix this? So now Alice has cloned some of the original team mates (a poor choice as they have already failed to survive once) and also Leon and Barry from the series.
So the trailer shows them driving around in a high power sports car and generally shooting stuff again. No tension, no fear, no survival. Just a mundane series of events leading to some kind of ending allowing more to be made.
Oh and they are still overlooking the fact that in the third instalment the world is a desert, there is no water or human life then the end of the fourth shows there aer actually cities and armys all over the place.
So as you can see I am not a fan of the film adaptations. But they are worth a mention as I am sure it isn’t a coincidence that it is coming out near the 6th game.
Which by the way, looks awesome.