Resident Evil movies are better than the games
In my humble opinion the Resident Evil movies are the most successful video game movie series ever made.
Some gamers complain about the movies but I love the movies and have powerful reasons.
Gamers are not allowed to criticize movies
In 1996 Resident Evil games and their fans surrendered any right to criticize any moving image with the worst intro movie ever made.
Back then people were still excited about full motion videos and you’d swear that Resident Evil was trying to warn them that it would never get better.
If you didn’t watch that clip I’m not going to ruin the blissful ignorance you’ve wisely earned.
But let’s just say that people have looked tougher than this grizzled action hero while losing on Cake Wars.
The movies have a better plot
The first complaint gamers have about the movies is that they don’t follow the plot of the games.
Of course they don’t, the movies aren’t nine hours long and even if they were, eight hours of watching people slowly fetch pointless objects while avoiding shambling bodies isn’t cinema.
The plot of Resident Evil games is dumb.
In fact the plot of the original games got so stupid that even the games dumped most of it, restarting in Resident Evil 4.
The games had nine different kinds of virus and parasite.
It’s like they got confused about whether people were playing because they liked to shoot zombies or because they were interested in virologist fan fiction.
Since any one of the viruses in the game can apparently do anything, it’s more pointless replication of terrible things than the Kardashian family.
Bizarrely, the movies are better at rebooting between levels than the computer games.
The movies approach sequels like tank combat.
The old one blows up, so you make the new one bigger and even more awesome.
Anything that could have complicated the story is blown up at the start of the next movie.
The movies are incredibly and stupid but they work.
Each Resident Evil movie makes more money than the one before, which is exactly the kind of exponential profit from disasters the Umbrella Corporation would have been going for all this time.
The movies get terrible reviews but are a huge amount of fun.
And I think that we should admit that the games were the exact opposite.
Movies don’t waste as much time as games
Fans of the game have complained that the movies are lowbrow, and yes, they are clinically incapable of going five minutes without doing something awesomely stupid.
At least they’re doing something.
Games use more padding to keep people stuck than Arkham Asylum, and the contents make less sense.
Most of the games are one part zombies to 20 parts fetch quest.
Resident Evil 2 has you placing a unicorn medal in the police station foyer fountain statue so it can pour you a key.
The quests have less than no explanation and the result is trawling endless narrow corridors full of undead and picking up anything you find because those are the only paths you can follow.
Just like a Pac Man.
the world must know the truth!