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Resident Evil: Degeneration DVD Review

Updated on July 3, 2011

The Bottomline

If you're a fan of the video game and want to see Leon and Claire in action, then the movie will be to your liking. If you only follow Resident Evil because of the movie and/or the zombies, then you'll be disappointed.

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Resident Evil: Degeneration available on Blu Ray and DVD
Resident Evil: Degeneration available on Blu Ray and DVD

RE: Degeneration: The Full Review

Resident Evil: Degeneration featured Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy trying to stop a terrorist from unleashing an infectious virus to the population at-large. The plot thickened as they discovered that the terrorist lost family in Racoon City and only cared about exposing those involved without regards to any harm that the virus may cause.

I'm not sure if RE: Degeneration was meant to be part of the Resident Evil theatrical series, but if it is, then the timeline will put it between Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse and Resident Evil 3: Extinction. Alice, the lead in the Resident Evil movies, was not in the story line. And Umbrella Corporation was only brought up as a reference.

Also, the movie was an all CGI production, so arguably, it's animated. I thought the CGI looked real in many shots so long as there were no facial closeups. But when there were closeups, the lifeless faces of the characters lost any emotion they were trying to convey. In fact, they were creepy, looking doll-like as they tell sob stories, flirt, or get mad at each other.

There was nothing ground breaking about Resident Evil: Degeneration, but overall, it's a pretty good CGI movie. If you're a fan of the video game and want to see Leon and Claire in action, then the movie will be to your liking. If you only follow Resident Evil because of the movie and/or the zombies, then you'll be disappointed.

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