The recently released Resident Evil Netflix series is just one of many video game to TV adaptations that we have seen and will see in recent times. In a seemingly endless wave of series’, this Resident Evil incarnation is the show in the spotlight at the minute, but for all the wrong reasons.
For one reason or another, the Resident Evil series is the go-to franchise that people attempt to emulate in whatever way they see fit, and as we know, it has come with varying degrees of success. There must be a reason as to why this franchise is butchered at every opportunity. Why is this Resident Evil Netflix series so bad as well?
This latest installment is once again set in the zombie-filled world of Racoon City, similar to the 2021 film Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City. It follows Jade Wesker (Ella Balinksa), the daughter of series regular Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick). The story revolves around the need to survive during this tumultuous time, surrounded by blood-thirsty zombies. What is wrong then? It’s all pretty bog-standard stuff, yet it is one of Netflix’s lowest-rated shows ever.
Let’s take a look at its Rotten Tomatoes score which currently sits at around 51 percent from critics while the audience score is even lower at about 25 percent. Now over on IMBD, it fairs even worse with a score of 3.6 out of 10 stars. Overwhelmingly disliked it seems, but what are the fans actually saying about this rather dodgy series?
One fan commented that it was “terrible; followed by more terrible; just when you lose all hope; it smacks you with even more terrible.” We’re not sure, but what we think this person is trying to say is that it’s… terrible. Many fans took to Twitter to voice their anger, you can check out their comments below.
From what we can understand, the script has been criticized, along with the pacing, the storyline, the majority of the acting, and how it deviates from the original source material quite a bit. It’s not all bad though (that might be hard to believe) because the performances from its two stars, the action sequences, and the visuals have been received well. Why don’t you judge it for yourself anyway?