With the latest Resident Evil movie behind us and the next game looming ahead, flick Resident Evil: Degeneration sounds like perfect filler. But at least one critic says it’s little more than a 96-minute cutscene.
Not as much fun as the Milla Jovovich movies and not nearly as well-conceived or written as the games, “Degeneration” feels like an afterthought, stuck between the world of the movie trilogy and the world of some of the best games ever made. Without the B-movie charm of the former or the blockbuster action of the latter, “Resident Evil: Degeneration” ends up as the last thing fans of the “RE” movies or games usually think of their beloved franchise, forgettable.
The Hollywood Chicago critic goes on to say that the script falls apart after an effective opening, quickly becoming “too boring to justify its existence.”
The biggest disappointment? That the movie doesn’t include a demo of the game, presumably for the Blu-ray toting PS3.