One day the two dozen or so Anderson acolytes on Mubi will expand into the hundreds, and that is the day Criterion will release the Resident Evil films in a beautiful Eclipse set. Or at least I imagine that is how it will go down.
There's a nasty, dark, guts-splattered movie to be carved out of the increasingly - perhaps unnecessarily - labyrinthine games. This is not that movie. For a cinematic adaptation of a video game that itself owes a massive debt to classic film horror, this misses every conceivable mark from quality gore to atmosphere and so on down the list.