Resident Evil: Degeneration Review
Written by: alex1176
I've been a "Resident Evil" fan since the first game was released way back in 1996. This CGI film bridges the events of the highly-acclaimed "Resident Evil 4" with the upcoming fifth installment. For die-hard fans of the series, it is simply a must see.
"Degeneration" essentially re-visits a scenario first introduced in "Resident Evil 2"; good guys Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield team up to fight a bunch of slow moving zombies and a gigantic "G-Virus" mutatated creature. But for fans, it's too bad that an Ada Wong cameo was not included. The movie itself has a convoluted, but surpisingly intriguing plot that I'm sure will keep fans happy. In fact, it concludes with a whole new evil corporation that may be involved somehow with the events in "Resident Evil 5".
As a whole, the movie does not hold up to that other CGI game-based film "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children". But then again, it doesn't have that movie's budget. If you are a "Resident Evil" fan who loves the games, but hated or disliked the movie versions, than "Degeneration" will certainly appeal to you. It will whet your appetite for what will most likely be the first truly great action/horror game of 2009; "Resident Evil 5"!