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Resident Evil: Degeneration

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent video game becomes CGI zombiefest.

Movie R 2008 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Great movie, loved the relationship between Leon and Claire.

This movie is filled with action, gore and blood. The scene when Claire is in the medical hospital, she gets hurt and Leon worries for her safety. The movie is 18+ due to violence, smoking, nudity and language
age 10+

play RE4 instead

I really hope this isnt canon, cause it was so stupid! Leons only 2 facial expressions were angry and constipated. It makes no reference to the events of the last game. Resident evil 4 is my favorite game, and I really hope this isnt an official sequel to the game.

Is It Any Good?

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The decision -- probably very cost-effective -- to render it in CGI makes this violent movie look very much like the video games on which it's based. (Imagine a console playing in "demo" mode for an hour and half.) Maybe there's a bit more plot to Resident Evil: Degeneration than that, but even with occasional emotion and intrigue, you're rarely engaged with the story in the rudimentary degree you might were these flesh-and-blood actors. Though backdrops are photo-realistic (and the crash of a zombie-ridden airliner a spectacular effect), the mostly unmemorable characters/icons have unresponsive, doll-like faces whose blank expressions can either signify "I love you" or "Oh, all my teammates have been killed and my brother's turned into a ravening hell-beast determined to mate with me." On the plus side, graphic violence is a little less sickening in an all-digital milieu, and swearing, sex, and bad taste have been toned down from the live-action installments. Those are very faint "virtues," mind you.

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