Netflix’s new horror show receives rough reviews
Netflix’s new horror show, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, receives rough reviews online. The series, based on the iconic video game franchise of the same name, debuted on July 8 and takes place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident evil 5. The first season consists of only four episodes, all of which are less than 30 minutes each, but it still seems like that is still too much for some viewers.
Clarify, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a new animated series, not the next live-action resident Evil series developed by Netflix. This show will feature Lance Reddick (The John wick franchise) as Resident Evil villain Albert Wesker, starring actresses Adeline Rudolph, Siena Agudong, Paola Nunez, Tamara Smart and Ella Balinska. As for Endless darkness, critics did not get good marks for the series, with Geeks’ lair John Saavedra writes: “Appearances are not enough to make this chapter particularly serious, which more often than not turns into an action shooter.” Scroll down to read more reviews on Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
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“A film divided into four parts”
Paste Magazine writer Austin Jones noted that the series “looks like a mini-series” when “in reality, it’s more like a 4-part movie.” Summarizing his review, Jones wrote: âInfinite Darkness has a barrier to entry due to its heavy reliance on a pre-existing investment in the larger resident Evil series. Maybe we should consider ourselves lucky for that.
“Lacks a captivating story”
More than Nerd reactorJohn Nguyen cited a lack of thrill-factor in Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness as part of the reasons why he did not enter them. âThe action is solid, but nothing has blown us away,â Nguyen wrote. “Tactical choreography is definitely better than animation resident Evil films since it was more anchored. “
In the Final Reaction section of the review, Nguyen said, âSeeing Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy together is always a treat, but Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness lack of compelling story and gripping supporting characters, which translates into a trouble-free viewing experience. “
“Just too clichÃ©”
Grace Randolph, from Beyond the trailer, complimented the animation of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, but said she thinks there are much better shows like this on Netflix. âIt’s interesting to see that kind of animation, but the story here is just too clichÃ©,â Randolph explained. “Not as good as the other adult animated shows already available on Netflix.”
“The disadvantages … outweigh the strengths”
“The first problem is the tone,” writes Jonathon Wilson for Ready Regular fit. “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is between Game 4 and Game 5 on the timeline, but the public’s relationship with the franchise has changed dramatically since then. ”
âThe second issue is the length, both of the season as a whole and of the individual episodes,â Wilson added later, ultimately concluding: âThe disadvantages, I think, outweigh the strong points, leading to a overall experience which is inconsistent in everything from its tone and focusing on its animation and character orientation. Hopefully the next one will be better. “
“A global disappointment”
James “Magic” Perkins reviewed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness for Starburst Magazine, and had a few good things to say about the animation of the series, but felt that “supporting characters can often look stilted and flat”. Perkins also criticized the show’s downfall “because of its clichÃ©d plot points and lackluster highlight moments.”
Perkins concluded his review by writing that “the overall implementation of this seems rather unnecessary in the large projects of the resident Evil story. An overall disappointment for fans compared to its CG predecessors but far superior to its live-action counterpart. “
“It’s a beautiful TV show”
All reviews by Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness were negative, however, as some found the show “good”. AV Club Writer Sam Barsanti thinks that would have made a “bad video game”, that it would perform well as a TV series.
âNo one is going to confuse it with great art, sure,â Barsanti writes, âbut what didn’t really work in video games and what didn’t make sense in films directed by Milla Jovovich surprisingly works like a four-episode CG television show. “
“A step in the right direction”
Finally, IGN Movies’ Taylor Lyles also praised the series with a few small compliments, offering: “Despite the predictability on who would serve as the antagonist, the poor performance and animation of some minor characters, and the imbalance of the l ‘importance and screen time for our two protagonists, Endless darkness is a step in the right direction. “