Critically speaking, the “Resident Evil” films are not well-liked, but some fans have stayed loyal through their incoherent storylines and cheesy dialogue. In fact, some “Resident Evil” fans seem to only love the films because they are so bad. At least, that seems to be the consensus over on Reddit when u/Superflyt56 asked in a thread, “Does anyone actually like the ‘Resident Evil’ movies?”
Redditor u/Misteh1223 replied, “I like em, because they’re bad, I find it makes them very entertaining.” One user, u/TheDizzyBro, recalled watching the movies with friends while growing up and wrote, “Not saying they’re amazing. Just saying they’re fun bad movies to watch with some buds to waste some time.” Another Redditor, who has since deleted their account, admitted that the “Resident Evil” films have some downfalls, but they enjoyed them nonetheless. They replied, “They had stupid, serviceable action and I liked them for that.” Further, u/DSkullGaming also supported the “bad movie theory” and commented, “I enjoy the first three films in a ‘so bad they’re good’ kind of way.”
While the movies are notoriously bad, weary “Resident Evil” fans are holding out hope for Netflix’s adaptation. Fans can at least breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the source material will be more closely tied into the new series. Showrunner Andrew Dabb revealed to Entertainment Weekly, “The games are our backstory. Everything that happens in the games exists in this world.” However, fans will have to wait until July 14, 2022 to see how the latest “Resident Evil” on-screen adaptation fares.