The newest animation in the Resident Evil series, RESIDENT EVIL: DAMNATION, comes out with a vengeance following the adventure of our video game hero Leon. To keep it familiar, it stays just as the video game calling the virus Las Plagas and having the setting be out in a foreign land. Each segment plays out just like it would in a video game.
Something had to get done or accomplished in a certain way to be able to move on. Even if the viewer is not playing, it feels like they can. It begins with a wild revolutionary city in Russia and continues strong revealing infected enemies coming one after another. From Leon being captured and stranded with out weapons to teaming up with radicals trying to over through the government. This keeps growing in action. They increase in difficulty and only add to the intensity of the involvement of the viewer. One o the most exciting thing to see is that it brings forth most of the creatures from the video games. Creatures that are clearly not human but still posses many of those human features that cause a spook factor. The creatures keep the radicals pinned down and Leon on his toes as he is the only one, until Ada shows up, that ha encountered these creatures before.
Ada gets introduced early and in her video game fashion is vicious, witty, and enticing. They travel through the city discovering that the government is not behind the infection but rather the radicals are and are trying to control them with a serum that will leave them infected. The ending to the film and the final infected creatures are very satisfying.
I give this 4 out of 5 Popcorns. It’s a good length at just over an hour and a half. It’s strong for a straight to DVD release, strong enough to match up with the fifth live action film.