Resident Evil series is so 'awful' people want it removed from Netflix after just one week
'There literally are episodes of spongebob with better pacing'
The new action-horror thriller based off the iconic Capcom game series of the same name - which spans nearly 30 games total, with 10 core titles across a 26-year history - dropped on the streaming platform on July 14 and is being review-bombed so bad that people actually think it should be taken down from Netflix's catalogue entirely.
That resident evil series is just so awful. The should just remove from Netflix
— hmmmhmmm🎹🎶 (@ProdbyGizzle) July 15, 2022
There literally are episodes of spongebob with better pacing and story development than this entire Resident Evil Netflix series. Imagine being the people that made this trash- pic.twitter.com/9ExWkMMAhb
— 🇮🇱Colonizer Archer (DAKKADAKKA) (@PDakkadakka) July 16, 2022
#Netflix #ResidentEvil dahell is this.. couldnt watch more than 15 min of it. Who watched it and decided to put it out. Everything about it was whack. Kind of dissapointing. Just remove it and pretend it didnt happen
— Marco Peña (@marco_pena1) July 16, 2022
The show is currently sitting at just 49 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with an even lower audience score of just 26. Yeesh.
Despite starring some familiar faces such The Wire's Lance Reddick - no stranger to gaming-related roles thanks to his turns in Castlevania and Destiny 2: Forsaken - and Ella Balinska from the 2019 reboot of Charlie's Angels, it would seem fans have very little positive to say about this new spin on Raccoon City.
Some have gone far as to call it simply "unwatchable" and accused Netflix of repeatedly "screwing up" series, films and other adaptations of existing storylines/IPs.
It really is remarkable how Netflix is singlehandedly screwing up series/films/adaptations based on storylines that already exist.
How do you screw it up THIS much when you don't even have to create anything new?
And yes. The new Resident Evil series is unwatchable.
— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) July 15, 2022
People are so stunned by the perceived lack of quality that many are going back and looking at the Resident Evil movies more fondly, much like the recent retrospective appreciation for the Star Wars prequels.
Starring Milla Jovovich, the film series may not have set the world alight but the franchise still ran for six films over 14 years and boasted a better audience reception each time than Netflix's debut take on this gaming institution.
me after watching the resident evil netflix series pic.twitter.com/1aan8M7ank
— Chwistopher | Endwalker 6.1 Spoilers (@Loudwindow) July 16, 2022
We know that the likes of The Witcher have performed well and that Sony has their own Horizon Zero Dawn series in the works but this is just yet another example of history proving time and time again that adapting games into movies and TV shows is never simple as it sounds.
Please don't let that one be rubbish too.
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