Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Resident Evil
Image via Netflix

First ‘Resident Evil’ reviews are calling Netflix’s show the best adaptation yet

Despite this praise it's a mixed bag.
This article is over 2 years old and may contain outdated information

Netflix is gearing up to debut its new Resident Evil series later this week, and the early reviews are now in. While things are mixed, it seems this could be the best version of the classic console series we’ve seen to date.

Recommended Videos

Some reviewers who have had a chance to see the show have praised it as the best Resident Evil project yet, while others chose to point out the flaws that can’t go unnoticed.

Critics lament the lack of horror present in the episodic offering, while others criticized the poor pacing that blights many a Netflix original. Of course, many were happy to look past these issues to highlight the unique creatures and Easter Eggs for Resident Evil diehards to find.

Despite the criticism, it wouldn’t be a tough task for this series to become the best Resident Evil release to date, seeing as previous attempts at bringing the game universe into live-action have all fallen flat.

The Milla Jovovich franchise made billions of dollars at the box office, but both critics and fans alike have universally shared their distaste for Paul W.S. Anderon’s six-film saga, with all of them sitting below 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

Even Netflix’s last attempt to enter the world of Resident Evil, the animated series Infinite Darkness has fallen out of love with fans averaging its own 50 percent Tomatometer.

The wait is almost over for fans eager to see what the streaming service has in store, with Resident Evil premiering tomorrow, July 14. Right now, the show’s critics score sits at 55 percent, but it remains to be seen how audiences will feel.

We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Ryan Galloway
Ryan Galloway
Assigning Editor for We Got This Covered, avid moviegoer and Marvel enjoyer.