Verdict: 1.5 / 5
Along with the recently released Resident Evil 6, Capcom have localized a sequel to 2008’s Resident Evil: Degeneration, in an increasing attempt to see how many pieces of media they can produce with subtitles starting with a “D.” Stay tuned for 2016’s release of Resident Evil: Dachshund.
Damnation is a CGI movie featuring series mainstay Leon S. Kennedy (yes, saying the whole thing is mandatory), voiced by Mercer, travelling to a fictional Eastern European nation, known generically enough as Eastern European Republic. There he must investigate rumours of biological weapons (read: zombie monsters) being used by the rebel forces. Along the way, he meets up with rebel fighter Sasha, voiced by Wittenberg.
One thing I always appreciate is that these movies are made to fit in within the continuity of the video game series, which is a mammoth task once you realize how convoluted that series actually is. Although, don’t mistake this for praise by any means. RE movies are tragically predictable by this stage, first there are no monsters, then a few, then a lot, then some human interest, and then a big boss monster. It’s like watching a Scooby Doo episode, the pieces are different but the events are the same each time.
I can only really recommend Damnation for hardcore RE fans, it has some nice special features on the disc that discuss some more elements of the movie and series in-depth. But if this movie were to disappear tomorrow forever, then mankind would really not have lost much of value.