All The Live-Action Movies To Watch Before The Netflix Series, Ranked

All The Live-Action Movies To Watch Before The Netflix Series, Ranked

Released in 1996, the first demonic resident was a huge hit, selling like hotcakes as critics praised its brilliant combination of tense survival horror and tricky puzzles. A sequel was quickly commissioned, and the series became one of the biggest in gaming.



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The film industry saw potential in the franchise and quickly snapped up the film rights. The first film was released in 2002 to a mixed reception from fans, and the Jovovich mileThe series centered on her continued for five more sequels. A reboot followed in 2021. Now Netflix is ​​joining the walking dead party with a new live-action series set to enter the service on July 14 as Mr. X in a police station. With its release imminent, here’s how things currently stand in the live action space.

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‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ (2016)

For a sequel called the final entry, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter It’s quite anticlimactic. In fact, the movie completely skips over the big battle for the White House that was set up at the end of the previous movie. Instead, the final chapter find aliceJovovich mile) joining forces with a group of non-game characters (again) to defeat Umbrella once and for all (again). But hey, at least Claire is in it!

There are still some nice scenarios, like one involving a huge industrial fan who just wants to be hugged. Wesker returns as well, only to be ultimately defeated by his ultimate weakness *check notes* doors. At least let Alice hit a rock on top of him or something. Despite being the weakest entry in the series, the final chapter it still did well at the box office and is one of the highest-grossing horror films of the last decade.

‘Resident Evil: Beyond’ (2010)

The fourth installment in the series finds Alice and her fellow survivors trying to reach Arcadia, a supposed safe haven. Along the way, she meets Claire Redfield (ali larter) and his brother Chris (Wentworth Miller), which is significantly smaller than the living tree trunk that the game version is.

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Resident Evil: Beyond has some nice moments, like the shower fight with the Executioner and the final confrontation with Wesker, which accurately captures the over-the-top action that resident bad 5 was showing at the time. Shawn Roberts she also gives a decent performance as the mean blonde.Resident Evil: Beyondis available to stream on Hulu and Tubi.

‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ (2007)

Taking the action outside of Raccoon City and placing it in a desert wasteland, Resident Evil: Extinction is inspired by Mad Max as the survivors travel in convoys through the dangerous landscape. Alice leads a caravan of survivors to a place of safety and hope, facing new threats along the way.

the third entry, Extinction it’s a dip in quality after the first two movies. There is also a character named K-Mart (spencer loke) because they found her at a, you guessed it, K-Mart store. Hopefully, they’ll bring her back in a future installment, so we can meet her Target sister.Resident Evil: Extinctionis available to stream on Hulu.


‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ (2012)

Resident Evil: Retribution stands out as one of the best entries in the Alice series. After Umbrella captures her, Alice is held hostage inside a testing facility, which is home to a wide range of biomes and creatures. This setting allows the movie to move along nicely, as one minute our heroes are battling it out in rain-soaked Tokyo, while the next they’re out in the suburbs at the start of the zombie outbreak.

The film tries to win back jaded Resident Evil fans by finally introducing series favorite Leon S. Kennedy (johann urb), Ada Wong (Li Bingbing) and Barry Burton (Kevin Durand). sienna guillory she also returns as Jill Valentine.Resident Evil: Retributionis available to stream on Hulu and Tubi.

Resident Evil (2002)

A film smaller than the sequels it spawned, the first demonic resident it’s the closest the series ever came to horror before the franchise became full-action shows, though Alice still literally kicks a flying Doberman in the head. Waking up with no recollection of who or where she is, Alice is soon captured by a team of elite mercenaries and forced to escort them to an Umbrella facility that has gone deathly silent.

A B movie from start to finish, demonic resident It’s still an entertaining zombie game with a great horror soundtrack. Also, the laser hallway is the best part of the entire series, and Capcom even referenced the iconic scene inResident Evil 4.demonic residentis available to stream on Hulu.

‘Resident Evil: Apocalypse’ (2004)

The strongest entry in the Jovovich mile-directed series, Resident Evil: Apocalypse it is the only time they tried to adapt one of the games directly. An account of the events of Resident Evil 3: Nemesisthe film takes place in Raccoon City when Umbrella’s T-Virus engulfs the city and causes an outbreak of zombies.

Jill and Carlos (oded fehr) are introduced, as they try to escape the nightmarish city while rescuing as many survivors as they can. Alice also helps in his search, while demonic residentThe most iconic monster of Nemesis, haunts our heroes. like the original, Apocalypse it’s a blast to watch, and its nu-metal soundtrack (remember Killswitch Engage? They’re back, in BOW form) helps transport audiences back to a time when a pandemic seemed far-fetched.Resident Evil: Apocalypseis available to stream on Hulu and Tubi.


‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ (2021)

Guaranteed to be the most controversial place on this list, it’s fair to say that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City It didn’t get a very positive reception when it was released last year. However, the film is a genuine adaptation of the video game series and comes closer to recreating iconic moments from Capcom’s crown jewel than any other film.

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Sure, the decision to combine the first two games into a single movie backfired, but Welcome to Raccoon Cityhe still does an admirable job of bringing both scenarios to the big screen. The film also refuses to insert new characters like Alice into the plot, instead giving the game’s Big Four (Chris, Jill, Leon, and Claire) center stage. Most of the depictions are faithful, though Leon definitely leans into his rookie status a lot more than the game does, and the film evokes an oppressive tone as the virus spreads through the deserted streets of the city.Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon Cityis available to stream on Starz.


Commercial for ‘Resident Evil 2’ by George A. Romero (1997)

In the late 1990s, when demonic resident was starting to take over the video game space, the godfather of zombie movies Jorge A. Romero, became interested in the property. Initially hired to direct the first film, Romero’s script stayed mostly true to the original game. The studio was put off by the script’s excessive violence and strong action focus. Despite numerous rewrites, Romero left the project due to creative differences.

The zombie king still gifted us this live action trailer for resident evil 2 however, that it only aired on Japanese television. A 30 second recreation of the game’s tense atmosphere.the ad finds Leon (brad renfro) and Clara (adrienne franz) seek refuge in the game’s police station as Raccoon City is invaded around them. This little commercial is a fun look at what the classic survival series would have looked like in reality, five years before the first film, and gives a glimpse of how Romero would have run the property.

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