Netflix is new resident Evil series hit two milestones on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
The series is an adaptation of the hit horror video game franchise released by Capcom in 1996. Previous adaptations have included a film series starring Milla Jovovich and an animated TV show.
After the new series was released on the streaming service this week (July 14), reviews and viewer reactions have been shared online.
With a critical score of 61 percent positive reviews, resident Evil is the highest rated of all Resident Evil adaptations. The lowest is 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypsewhich scored only 19 percent.
However, the rating is actually the lowest of any Resident Evil adaptation to date, with a score of just 30 percent.
In a two star rating for The Independentwrote Nick Hilton: “The zombies themselves – and let’s face it, a resident Evil The adaptation is only as good as its ravenous crush – looks like a flash mob of drama high school seniors until they run off, then the frenetic action sequences are given more sparse lighting than a medieval boudoir.”
“Perhaps the creators of this show thought that escaping the video game aesthetic was enough. And for some, it will be: There’s something about the Wesker origin story and skull-crushing violence that will appeal to devotees of the seminal franchise.
“But for those unfamiliar with the fabled video game series, this will feel like little more than a convoluted and somewhat cheesy zombie series saddled with the baggage of pre-existing lore.”
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/resident-evil-netflix-rotten-tomatoes-b2123868.html Resident Evil: The Netflix Series hits two Rotten Tomatoes milestones