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.
I've seen some dumb things in my time but anyone with a basic knowledge of virology knows that air vents do not exist at all within Biohazard labs. I'd say that's a huge glaring script problem Mr. Anderson. The music is nice though.
"This year sees the release of movies by all three “American Andersons”: Wes, Paul Thomas, and the much maligned and under-appreciated “vulgar auteur” Paul W.S." -- except Paul W.S. Anderson is British.