Resident Evil is laying their zombies to rest after fifteen years of making new movies. The recently released DVD and Blu-ray of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” will be the final one in the series. This last installment has been widely panned by critics but loved by loyal fans of the series. Which is about par for the course for these movies… none of the films were considered great films, but they have a very loyal fan base and many people love the films very much.
- Grossing 1.2 billion at the box office, Resident Evil has been the largest video game tie-in movie franchise.
- The idea for the first movie, “Resident Evil”, came from a marathon gaming session at a time where there were already plenty of video-game turned movies around.
- In being a female protagonist/heroine, Resident Evil’s intrepid lead, Milla Jovovich, is an anomaly in long-running blockbuster franchises.
“Unlike the eviscerated victims of the franchise’s bloodthirsty genetically modified flesh-eaters, however, the creators of “Resident Evil” are going out on their own terms.”