Wow, alright. This is a really tough one to review, specifically as a Resident Evil film that is. This might be the first video game to film adaptation that fully utilized a ton of the mechanics video games rely on.
I’m not going to lie, seeing coins come out of the enemies brought an instant smile to my face, it was just so unexpected. Everything feels super arcade-y, even sequences of violences felt like different levels or stages. I seriously think people are underestimating this one. I’m giving it credit for its originality, it was definitely a fun watch.
Where the film fell apart for me somewhat was with the cast. To some degree, shallow characters do go with the video game style production but that doesn’t make them a strong film component. Authenticity doesn’t always equal success.
That brings me right into my next point and biggest complaint, Wentworth Miller. Wentworth Miller is a terrible actor. He’s the physical embodiment of network television and his tough guy accent he employs in almost every thing he does, comes off painfully unnatural and unfitting.
I’m not sure what I’m feeling on this one, maybe it’s not underrated. Maybe like a 6.5? Yeah, let’s go with that.