Today everyone is discussing the controversy surrounding this new Resident Evil series. There’s nothing to be concerned about the production quality because of the technical expertise that ensures that the audiovisual terror packs an effective punch. In short 4K, with Dolby Visual contrast, the shards of the skin of insane undead (called Zeros here) are equally disgusting as those particular sound effects that echo through the sound system in best Dolby Atmos. Shy cameras, creepy POV shots, and smartly employed special effects prove the creators’ artistry. There are, of course, minor flaws such as scenes that are not dark enough for the actor’s actions to be discernible, exaggerated the acoustic glitchiness in unnoticeable events such as the revealing of a wound from a bite … this kind of thing.
In the genre of horror, it is a common occurrence. Dark, somber scenes with an uncertain timeline of events boost the tension, and exaggerated sound effects must carry every sensory impression lost. A bloody wound from a zombie must spit out a stench of fluid pus, even if there is no unpleasant TV. Is that a success overall? Yes. The five directors* together who came up with the idea in the name of Constantin Film overshoot the mark in this, which is to be anticipated considering the cinematic history and the history of Resident Evil. Resident Evil company.
The Character Dilemma
Isn’t this the most important thing for an action-packed horror movie? Absolutely, but whether or not you have a glass half-full or empty is based on the individual viewing. The viewer must be swept away so that the action influences him emotionally. However, the new series fails to hook up the skeptical audience. Even for just five minutes.
In both timelines, everything is centered around a woman called Jade Wesker (Tamara Smart / Ella Balinska) and her sister Billie (Adeline Rudolph). They are the daughter of Albert Wesker – a familiar name; however, it has a different meaning in this reboot than in earlier interpretations. He creates a substance known as Joy in the Umbrella company, which is believed to restore the joy of life to (but not only) mentally ill people. But, since it’s an emulsion of the T-virus, the overdose can cause an aggressive pattern of behavior.
It’s apparent to those who know the basics that there is a danger in the drug, especially as the severity of the catastrophe is continuously revealed by pans that show the year 2036. In 2036, Jade Wesker explores the actions of those known as the Zeros and, as a result of an unlucky defense against the zombie horde, finds herself caught in the spheres that influence a variety of factions who have different views in their fight to survive. So, the location and when of the events serve as the primary hook for the main plot line in the initial timeline as the following thread unfolds the dystopian story of survival in the fractured relationships between various social groups.
The beginning point might appear to be a little dense in both timelines. However, it is a promising storyline. We discover what happens when we follow the Wesker family, which includes two sisters and their overworked, chronically stressed father Albert and their father Albert, who move to New Raccoon City. It is an entirely artificial structure with new white houses and clean-cut charm infused with an all-white-bread community that only the backwoods of Texas backwater could ever produce. The contrast is portrayed in stark detail by the dark skin tone of the principal characters. They’re nuisance objects in a clean and sterile setting.
Although this is a sloppy device that might be for the narrative visual thread, it doesn’t in any way justify racist remarks against the actors or even justifies the wakingness claims of the Umbrella boss. For all that, Albert Wesker may not be an actual adversary. However, as does his superiors, he is a significant part of the blame for the current disaster.
There isn’t enough bite
The whole thing wouldn’t be as terrible if the show weren’t too excessively bloated. The relationships that are entangled either at school or between siblings can have been concluded in the first episode and then further developed with the appropriate consequences. Instead, they are so aplenty throughout the show that you are left wondering when the show will be resolved. Zombies? Lickers? The tension-inducing suspense of the battle to survive? It’s not even the storyline that will not increase the tension.
There’s the odd large explosion of gunfire to show the Umbrella corporation’s superiority in resources and power over the regime, but apart from some (quite well-constructed) zombie scenes with many extra actors, there’s not much tension or any kind of development.
What is the distance? The possibility of death that stings the necks of people watching on the couch? What are the reactions of all of the victims?
It will take until the sixth episode of eight episodes to allow Jade to discover changes in the way the zombies behave. As she waits, Jade moves from one group to the other, constantly ahead of their sister, whose position being antagonistic is nebulous as the role of antagonist is rarely a strong one. In that, you do not have to decide between the two factions. It’s a little grotesque because, throughout the entire series, the scriptwriters attempt to make the same mental issue over and over across both timelines, like they’re hitting you on the top of your skull with a hammer that is blunt.
The only character that actually creates emotion is Albert Wesker. This is because of the ability of his actor, Lance Reddick. In the entire group, Reddick is the only one that seems authentic. The opposite is Evelyn Marcus, played by Paola Nunez, who is Albert’s boss and plays the domineering, money-sucker in such a way that you squirm at her every move. The script does not reveal much, but it could have been more.
One could say that Milla Jovovich was equally inappropriate among the principal actor characters. The difference is that those Resident Evil theatrical films were created from different materials. They were camps of the hard-edged variety which, though not 100% identical to the original games, embraced their habit of excessively acting and praising. Alice was the first child of an eminent superheroine. The character was overpowered entirely, with traits repelled by hair. It’s not for the faint-hearted. However, that was so bad it was fun yet. What’s wrong with that? In the most recent Resident Evil game, you face a three-meter tall woman who appears to be a blood-sucking vampire. This isn’t at all Shakespeare also.