Resident Evil review: You’ll binge like never before | TV

me I don’t know about you, but after the week/month/existence since June 23, 2016 that we’ve had, I feel like having some fun. If you are too, then hurry up to Netflix’s Resident Evil iteration and enjoy eight fantastic hours without thinking.

Based on the celebrated video game, it’s live action, like Paul WS Anderson’s film adaptations (and unlike Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness animated series), but stays absolutely true to its horror roots, as there’s so much horror.

Fair New Raccoon City is where we set our scene, at least half the time. It is here, in 2022, that we follow the trials and tribulations of teenage twins Billie and Jade, who were conceived through surrogate and donor eggs. I’m telling you this because we’re being told, and because Resident Evil doesn’t tell us anything that isn’t relevant. That is the guarantee of the adaptation to an action series based on video games.

Her father, Dr. Albert Wesker, is the top scientist for the Umbrella Corporation, which owns the city (imagine a cleaner looking city). saltaire, but its founder is a conglomerate that is about to unleash a retroviral bioweapon on the world, with even more deleterious effects on the sum of human happiness than the spinning jenny). He is haunted, secretly, by many secrets.

The rest of the time, we’re being thrown around different but equally devastated parts of England and France in 2036, as the aforementioned bioweapon, the T-Virus, has reduced the human population to roughly 15 million desperate souls. They must spend their days fighting the 6 billion “Zeroes” (zombies, darling) who are infected with the bug, oh, and a variety of other cannibalistic mutants, because the T-Virus can now jump between species and turn the creatures into gigantic and vicious.

In 2036, Billie is a field researcher studying the evolution of the virus. This means that she studies packs of Zeroes and occasionally does stupid things like scratch herself with a rusty nail, which means she has to drive it, chased by a bloodthirsty mob, back to a booby-trapped base.

Unfortunately, as soon as you escape a pack of howling zombies, you find that you’re also being hunted by the increasingly powerful Umbrella Corporation. You have something they want. Perhaps it has something to do with the mysterious circumstances of your birth and/or the injections your father gave you during your childhood? We may never know. Except, of course, that we do (see “warranty,” above).

It is fun. Billie gets into one tight and bloody spot after another tight and bloody spot. Just when all hope seems lost, a new band of heavily armed people appears to save her or attack her attackers; before you can say, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend, or at least he’ll have a flamethrower I can borrow to get away from all of you!” Billie is free again. Great drops of blood spurt everywhere, flesh is crushed, chainsaws splinter bones. I promise you: you won’t think about politics for a full hour.

In 2022, Jade is bitten by a decidedly rabid-looking dog when the twins break into Umbrella headquarters to show the world that the evil corporation is testing on animals. This is bad news. How bad, only time will tell: around 72 hours, in fact, after which she begins the countdown to her transformation into they-don’t-know-what-they-do.

If your life motto is “less is more”, I wouldn’t recommend Resident Evil. Many things happen. and i mean much, most bloodthirsty. But, and here’s the thing, the blessed, precious thing, none of it matters. You couldn’t invest in the outcome if you tried. Your higher thought processes are not needed here. If you can think, “How is he going to get out of this?!” while popping another crunch in your mouth, you’re able to experience all that Resident Evil has to offer.

Every scene is a suspense. The end of each episode is a big cliffhanger. You’ll see binges like never before. If it’s the least bit your thing (and if it’s not, I suggest you try it anyway), you’ll have a ton of fun. There are times when pointless, repeated zombie massacres will do the trick, and 2016+ is definitely one of them.

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