by Netflix resident Evil the adaptation fails to win the love of fans of the video game series on which it is based. Although the new horror-action series has risen to the top of the streaming charts, even dethroning stranger things as the #1 TV series on the platform, it is criticized by Capcom game fans.
Arrival on the quay on Thursday July 14, resident Evil, a Netflix Original, spans two different timelines. The first timeline is set in the year 2022 and follows 14-year-old fraternal twins Billie and Jade, children of Dr. Albert Wesker, as they relocate to the Umbrella Corporation’s planned community of New Raccoon City. It is there that they learn about Umbrella’s dark legacy, while their father coordinates a response to the appearance of a retroviral bioweapon called the T-virus. Set in 2036, the “current” timeline is set years after the T-virus epidemic, which reduced human civilization to 300 million refugees surrounded by the six billion “zeros” who contracted the disease.
The series had been widely anticipated before its premiere, and while it’s been quite successful on the platform, it finally seems to be falling flat. With a critic score of 51% and an audience score of 25% on rotten tomatoes, resident Evil is set apart by fans of the game franchise. Keep scrolling to see what people are saying.
Dubbed “boring, unnecessary” by some viewers
“resident Evil on Netflix is perhaps the most boring and pointless garbage I’ve seen all year, with absolutely nothing in common with its source material”, tweeted a spectator. “It’s so bad that Milla Jovovich’s movies look like absolute works of art by comparison.”
Some left confused and in disbelief
— JaviSuzumiya (@SuzumiyaJavi) July 14, 2022
“It’s like they took an entirely different scenario and called it resident Evil. Teen drama with zombies? Wesker is dad? Incredibly terrible dialogue? wrote another spectator. “It makes Welcome To Raccoon City a real good resident Evil adaptation. I mean what the f-…”
Suspicious zombie activity
So I saw the first episode of the new Netflix show Resident Evil and found it quite amusing that the zombies chasing the main character suddenly stop when she gets caught. I guess they really have to respect the finder guardians. #ResidentEvilNetflix pic.twitter.com/qEmpiDQaJr
— DeByrdman (@DeByrdman) July 15, 2022
“Everything works out pretty well for Jade hahaha It’s so funny,” one person replied to the tweet above. “The Lickers do a surprise attack on everyone but her. B4 attacks her, first he wants to say hello to her, go to second base with her and then try to kill her, so that’s perfect for his flight.”
Everything I’ve seen on the Resident Evil Netflix series so far includes pretty much everything you could think of except people investigating a haunted house. https://t.co/g4dczny3oL
— Colin (@IntroSpecktive) July 16, 2022
“I don’t know anything about resident Evil games but i don’t think so zootopia the porn was in them”, added someone else.
The sad thing is that he also looks badass. But they seriously shouldn’t have cast him as Wesker. They should have made him an original character. It’s not like Netflix needs the iconic characters.
— ⬛🟧🇺🇲 🇯🇵 🇻🇳★ Dai Mie ★ 🇺🇲 🇯🇵 🇻🇳⬛🟧 (@Dai_Mieo) July 17, 2022
“I feel bad for Lance Reddick man”, one person tweeted. “He’s a great actor and he obviously does his best, but to be cast as Wesker in a Netflix adaptation of resident Evil is set up to fail.”
I would feel embarrassed if I was capcom right now. You allowed people to butcher your IP 8 times with these live adaptations. What’s even more embarrassing is that the sound movies succeeded twice than the 8 attempts with the RE movies….wow#ResidentEvilNetflix pic.twitter.com/tolsBvxzUv
— Nemesis (@Nemesisx25) July 15, 2022
“I would feel embarrassed if I was at capcom right now,” wrote another person. “You allowed people to slaughter your IP 8 times with these live adaptations. What’s even more embarrassing is that the sound films succeeded twice than the 8 attempts with the RE movies…wow.”