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.
The video games were very light on story and heavy on creeping around in the dark. It was about suspense and mood. The movies are lighter on story(somehow) and rely heavily on mini action battles. Its a complete 180 from what the game is. And for all the guns spraying and blood flying there is no visceral charge to it which should be considered a cinematic crime.
The beginning of the end for videogame adaptations to be seen as nothing more than embarrassingly executed, special effects laden, pieces of cinematic garbage. It makes one wonder if some evil corporation is behind the bludgeoning of any sort of effort to make a passable iteration of gaming's biggest B-rated franchise. Sony is the real world Umbrella Corporation and the audience to this series are the real zombies.