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4.0 out of 5 stars For fans it's a blast but likely to be lost on others
Resident evil degeneration very much proves to be a resi game translated into a 90 minute scene. Arriving at the airport Claire Redfield finds herself in the middle of an viral outbreak of the T-virus, turning the dead into zombies. Trapped within the compound, with other survivors, a rescue team is dispatched headed by government agent Leon S Kennedy. As the story...
Published on 14 Jan 2009 by R. Fisher

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3.0 out of 5 stars blue ray
once again would have preferred it if it was stated that it was an animated film, action sequences not as good in this situation
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4.0 out of 5 stars For fans it's a blast but likely to be lost on others, 14 Jan 2009
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R. Fisher "entertainment lover" (west midlands uk) - See all my reviews
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Resident evil degeneration very much proves to be a resi game translated into a 90 minute scene. Arriving at the airport Claire Redfield finds herself in the middle of an viral outbreak of the T-virus, turning the dead into zombies. Trapped within the compound, with other survivors, a rescue team is dispatched headed by government agent Leon S Kennedy. As the story progresses it becomes apparent the outbreak was a terrorist attack tied to a shady pharmaceuticals firm; as Leon and Claire investigate they find themselves yet again pulled into a world of unimaginable horror.

T virus, G virus, Claire and Leon's reunion an homage to their original meeting, Claire wielding a specifically designed umbrella, just when you think the boss is dead it comes back, shady corporations, endless computer voiced countdowns to certain doom, mutants pursuing blood relations, heavy falling footsteps and of course spectacularly hokey dialogue. All staples of resident evil back in the day and ever present here. Less of a continuation of resident evil 4 and more of a sequel to resident evil 2, chances are if you never played Capcom's first sequel much of the movies charm will be lost on you but if you did you will more than likely lap it up.

Though the movie itself operates as both a sequel and a standalone affair, offering a new story with few links to previous instalments, other than names and off hand comments, and as such its a lot more accessible to newbies as opposed to say Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2 Disc Special Edition) was. It's good to see Claire and Leon together again, though as the movie progresses they don't share that much screen time together sadly, but their interaction is great fun and the movie keeps up a quick pace.

The voice acting is what you would expect from your typical resident evil game. The dialogue likewise follows suit, sounding especially silly when delivered with serious hammy conviction, but then again its all part of resident evils charm ( Jill sandwich anyone?). The animation is fast and fluid, facial detail is particularity good and the action sequences are of course OTT and highly entertaining.

All in all it's not likely to convert anyone who didn't like resident evil before and probably wont gain too many new fans, but for those of us who remember our zombie blasting days on the PS1 it's a guilty pleasure. Not a ground breaking move forward in animation films nor is the dialogue very well written but its definitely a movie for the fans, especially those who didn't enjoy the Anderson films,and as such proves to be a blast seeing a true to form resident evil movie on the screen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars manages to be funny and entertaining while retaining the resident evil classics, 6 Jun 2012
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Visually it's excellent - old favourites such as Leon and Claire are now in high def.
However Leon steals the show - the others look wooden in comparison.
The plot does degenerate as the film goes on - it rescues itself at the end.
There's too much focus on random characters - at times I forgot who I was watching
Overall though it is a worthwhile watch for fans of res evil - to newcomers a quick wiki read of the res evil story line is recommended, or you could enjoy the silly action scenes - realism was clearly not in the plot and it's all the better for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Prequel, 29 May 2014
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Recommend this to any Resident Evil fan. While it has no connection to the Milla Jovavich films it is still very entertaining and brilliantly animated. Also the English dubbing has been done very well using reputable actors, some well known. Its a great leave your brain at the door and enjoy it for what it is type of film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars blue ray, 17 Feb 2014
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once again would have preferred it if it was stated that it was an animated film, action sequences not as good in this situation
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5.0 out of 5 stars lack of zombies but still great fun, 13 Jan 2014
These two films on bluray are great and at times lacks zombies but still they are great fun films to watch and I wouldnt mind watching a third CGI resi film if they decide to make one..but with original game cast of resident evil and resident evil 0....
Can you imagine a prequal to how the original live film should have been done! The beginning of the film vould be a quick 15-20 minutes of resi 0 as you see the bravo team chopper crash and the forest scenes heading to the mansion....next hour and 10-20 minutes will be Alpha team finding out what happened and then chased into the mansion by the dogs and let the film do what the game sort of does by searching the mansion and finding dead or almost dead members of Bravo team whilst killing off zombies etc etc
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just par for the follow-ups to Resident Evil (as cgi), 12 Nov 2013
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The original Resident Evil series were great. However, the follow-ups are wearing thin in storyline or interest for that matter, especially with the use of cgi. However, at least with cgi there is no aging process for a series that should have come to an end somewhile ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars could tie in more with the orginal movies but still OK, 26 Sep 2013
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like said it it oly ties in with the orginal movies losely what is a bit of shame but its still one the better anymated movies out there so yes not bad thing to buy....!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the zombies??? :(, 20 Sep 2013
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I was kind of missing them in this movie. I felt really bored watching this at home, no fun, no humor, no.. action.... only a big bad ugly dushy monster thing... kind of... don't know.. weird...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant Resident Evil Film, 6 Sep 2013
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This is a brilliant film and the story is brilliant for a resident evil film like the others its brilliant hands down no questions its a must buy
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4.0 out of 5 stars RE: Degeneration (Blu-ray) Customer, 16 Aug 2013
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I baught this without reading any reviews at all, I simply enjoy animations and zombies and took my chances. It was worth it in my opinion as the animation and sound are very good quality especially being a Blu-ray. The story is a typical search, rescue and evade/kill zombie plot - the final 15 - 20 minutes are particularly 'intense'. I'm led to believe this film has a sequel which I will be investigating on the back of this purchase.
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