Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a computer-animated mini-series based on the hit series of video games. I am a massive and I mean a massive fan of Resident Evil and this is one of the best adaptations we have had so far. I ended up watching this a few weeks after Netflix launched it and heard very mixed things so I was a little nervous, but overall, I thought it told a fantastic story and did a great job of capturing the feel of the games.
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The Movie Review
Netflix also has a live-action Resident Evil series and while that one is very much its own spin on the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness here fits right in with the lore that the video games have. The story being told here takes place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Overall, I really enjoyed the story that was told here. The main character in the show is Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2 and 4, he is working with the President and after a hacking attack, there is a zombie outbreak at the White House that he has to deal with and get to the bottom of.
On the other side of the world, Claire Redfield has her own thing going on. Claire comes across a drawing done by a child that shows a very similar zombie outbreak to what happened in the USA. Claire takes this to Leon and it is the connection between these two “events” that pushes the story forward.
I do not want to go into spoilers here, but the antagonist that the show has is great and I liked how they gave them some back story to explain why they were doing what they were doing. The show is only four episodes long and the pace of the story is quite quick. While Resident Evil 4 and 5 are two of the more action-orientated games, there is not as much action as you would think here.
Actually, there is a lot of action, but I was more surprised at just how much of the story was driven by the dialogue. I will say that I do wish Claire got a bit more screen time as I thought Claire and Leon would be more equal in the story, but this really does feel more like Leon’s show than Leon and Claires.
As far as the animation goes, I would say that 95 percent of the animation is fantastic! It is dark, gory, and very well done. The problem is the President of the USA, his animation is very, very odd and he moves in a robotic manner that makes him stick out like a sore thumb. I have no idea how the rest of the show can look so good and he looks so bad.
The voice acting here is great, well actually the President raises his ugly robotically moving head here again as even his voice acting is bad! They managed to get the voice actors for Leon and Claire from the awesome Resident Evil 2 remake to reprise their roles here and they are fantastic.
As someone that loves Resident Evil, I had a great time with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The show’s length is perfect for the story that they were telling and I just had a lot of fun with the show. While it does lead into the events of Resident Evil 5, I feel that there is more than enough here for them to explore a second season!
- I liked how the story fit in with the Resident Evil lore
- I do not see how any fan of the games could not enjoy this
- It was awesome that they got the voice actors from Resident Evil 2 for Leon and Claire
- It has some very cool action and a few legit scary moments too
- I do feel that to really get into this, you have to be familiar with the Resident Evil story
- Why does the President of the USA look and sound so bad compared to the rest of the show?