Hordes of flesh eating Zombies…Check. B-Rated voice acting….Check. Impossible survival odds….Check. The T-Virus makes another appearance in an effort to turn the human race into mindless flesh eating Zombies. Our two favorite sexually tense male/female Zombie eradicating duo, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield team up for another adventure together in Resident Evil:Degeneration.
Last we saw these heroines was in RE2. Leon and Claire were the last survivors in Raccoon City, due to an outbreak of the G-Virus(a modified T-Virus) that turns humans into the walking dead. Following their survival of Raccoon City, Leon worked for a government organization secretly investigating Umbrella(the company that manufactured the Virus), and Claire joined with a rogue group trying to stop Umbrella.Thus our story begins.
The T-Virus has hit the black market and a terrorists organization has obtained a sample of the virus and threatens to spread it if certain demands aren’t met. In comes the Zombie-wiki -knowing, perennial cool-guy Leon S. Kennedy, sporting his Resident Evil 4 makeover. Complete with leather bomber jacket and male model hairstyle, Leon is ready to take on hordes of the walking dead accompanied by a Desert Eagle and a few clips. Side Note – This is the war hardened Leon from RE4 and not the Rookie Cop Leon from RE2. The movie unfolds similar to the games, which will please Resident Evil fans. The plot is easy to follow for first time watchers, and is intriguing enough to encourage a Wikipedia search afterward. Noticeably absent is a cheesy love story. Oddly, love stories are synonymous with horror movies and survival horror games. There are hints of attraction, but the lack of affection holds the movie on it’s roller coaster track and keeps the excitement steady.
For the Zombie lover, this is a great addition to your collection in preparation for the Zombie-pocalypse. For the casual observer, this is a must add on the Netflix queue.