Saturday 29 July 2023

REVIEW: Resident Evil: Death Island - Starring Nicole Tompkins, Kevin Dorman and Matthew Mercer

Review by Juan Donnito
Resident Evil: Death Island is a pulse-pounding, action-packed extravaganza that takes the Resident Evil animated series to new heights of excitement and terror. As a fan of the franchise, I can confidently say that this film does not disappoint, delivering a gripping and immersive experience from start to finish.

The storyline, which weaves together multiple timelines and characters in a seamless and captivating manner. The film skilfully takes us back to the harrowing events of 1998 during the Raccoon City incident, setting the stage for the high-stakes action that follows in the present day. The inclusion of familiar faces from the Resident Evil video games, such as Leon S. Kennedy (Matthew Mercer ), Jill Valentine (Nicole Tompkins), and Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman), adds a nostalgic and satisfying element for long-time fans, while newcomers will find themselves quickly drawn into the engaging narrative.

The animation quality in Death Island is nothing short of exceptional. The attention to detail in depicting the infected creatures, the biopunk technology, and the intense action sequences are truly commendable. Each frame is a visual treat, immersing the audience in the dark and dangerous world of Resident Evil, where every corner holds a new threat.

The film successfully strikes a perfect balance between horror and action, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats with its terrifying zombie encounters and intense showdowns. The fight scenes are exhilarating, and the use of advanced T-virus strains and drone technology as part of the storyline adds a fresh and intriguing dimension to the biopunk horror genre.

The film's climax is a true spectacle, with a heart-pounding battle against the formidable Dylan, who merges with a bio-organic weapon. The teamwork and camaraderie among the protagonists as they face this overwhelming threat demonstrate the true spirit of the Resident Evil series.

Resident Evil: Death Island is a must-watch for any fan of the franchise and an exhilarating ride for lovers of animated action-horror films. Its masterful storytelling, stunning animation, and well-developed characters make it a standout entry in the Resident Evil series. This film is a testament to the enduring popularity and creativity of the franchise, and I eagerly look forward to what future instalments have in store for us.
Whether you're a die-hard Resident Evil enthusiast or simply a fan of adrenaline-pumping entertainment, this film is guaranteed to leave you thoroughly satisfied and craving for more.

Score: 8.5/10

Watch the first 8 minutes below.