RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS on Netflix is an animated action-horror series with just 4 half-hour episodes. In other words, you can watch this as a movie with a total runtime of under two hours. Read our full Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness series review here!

RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS is a new Netflix animated series in the action and horror genres. Since this is based on the Resident Evil video game (by Capcom), you know there will be plenty of zombies.

The total series has just four episodes and each is under the 30-minute runtime mark. For me, this Netflix animated series started way too slow. Especially when considering that it has such a short complete runtime. But hey, it looks absolutely amazing, even if this animated video game style might not be for everyone.

Continue reading our Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness series review below and find all four episodes on Netflix now.

A bit like watching a videogame

I couldn’t help but feeling like I was “just” watching a video game. It looks amazing. Still, it’s playing out on screen without the intensity of actually having someone play it. At times, my fingers were almost itching to get involved.

I’m not really for “just” watching it all unfold – unless I’m actually watching someone play the game with all the risks that it entails. I’m sure this Netflix series will speak to many fans of the Resident Evil videogames, but for me, it doesn’t really “spark joy”. I’d rather watch a live-action movie or simply sit on the sidelines as someone plays the game.

But maybe that’s just me?!

In other words, for me, the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is what I’m really looking forward to. I’m going in with an open mind and hoping that I won’t be disappointed. Even if I will be missing Milla Jovovich as Alice. A lot!

Watch Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on Netflix now!

The series was directed by Eiichiro Hasumi and created by Hiroyuki Kobayashi. The latter also produced several of the live-action movies in the franchise. And, of course, everything Resident Evil is based on the Resident Evil video games.

Actually, one of my biggest issues was the dialogue. While I tend to adore the performances of voice actors, I felt like I was watching a dubbed version of something. The intensity of the characters’ movements didn’t quite match the voice intensity. Sometimes the voice performance was too intense. At other times it felt quite weak compared to the movements. It was strange!

As we’ve already covered, the total runtime of this animated series clocks in at less than two hours. Basically, you could watch this as a movie, if you’d like. After watching episode 1, you’ll only just have scratched the surface, so it really is more of a soft opening to the zombie-shenanigans.

In any case, check it out and if it isn’t for you, then you’ve only spent 20-something minutes on trying it out with episode 1.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is out on Netflix worldwide from July 8, 2021.


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I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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