Resident Evil: Trailer Talk

Resident Evil: Trailer Talk

Resident Evil: Trailer Talk

Despite the release of the recent ‘Resident Evil’ film and ‘Infinite Darkness’, the Netflix’s animated series, the gaming franchise decided it wasn’t done with other adaptations just yet. A live action series has been due to arrive on Netflix for a while, with a teaser poster appearing in the ‘Worth the Wait’ section of the site for the past few months. But, finally on the 12th May, fans were given a first look at the Netflix exclusive series.

Coming July 14th, ‘Resident Evil’ is an 8-episode Netflix series. Set nearly 30 years after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak looks to unravel the secrets of the Umbrella Corporation.

Despite its pacing issues and my lack of knowledge with the original game, I found ‘Welcome to Raccoon City’ enjoyable. But, after this film and the animated series, is there really a need for this live action series? Admittedly, it does look like a lot of fun; the tone looks a little tongue in cheek and even replicates the tone of ‘Evil Dead’ at times. Plus, it looks to be a bit gorier than its predecessors.

However, it does also highlight an issue with the zombie genre in general, which is that this, from the trailer alone, doesn’t feel any different than any other zombie film or even ‘Resident Evil’ film. And this is coming from someone who loves the zombie genre. If the show gives fans something different, then hopefully this will be worth the wait.

Or it could just fall into the pile of forgettable video game adaptations; after the successful adaptations that have come out recently, I hope it’s the former.

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