Resident Evil: Vendetta            review by Bobby Blakey

Love it or hate it the Resident Evil franchise has become a major franchise in both the video game world and it’s film franchise that recently supposedly came to an end with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Clearly that isn’t the end of the franchise as now we have an all new film with Resident Evil: Vendetta but this time it’s is an animated feature, but does it offer anything new that helps it stand out or will it be a virus not worth spreading?

Resident Evil: Vendetta follows Chris Redfield who enlists the help of Leon S. Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers to stop a death merchant, with a vengeance, from spreading a deadly virus in New York. Bushido Man director Takanori Tsujimoto has done a good job of taking the world of Resident Evil and injecting it with something fresh. Visually it looks like the movie portions of most of the games, but has come together to create a visually enticing take on the universe.

There is nothing all that new for the franchise here as the film really just feels like the entire run of films all streamlined down into one new film. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it would have been cool to get something completely new outside of just new characters. The look and feel of the movie works and there is plenty of great action and gore that keeps it true to the franchise.

They do not hold back on the violence and showcase some great moments including a cool highway sequence with the zombie dogs and the ending battles letting the bullets and blood fly like confetti. If you are a fan of the game franchise then this will no doubt satisfy your urge for more adventures. In addition to the film this release also includes commentary, stills gallery, and numerous featurettes that take you behind bringing this world to life.

Join the fight and grab your copy of Resident Evil: Vendetta available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Home Entertainment.

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