Episode 41 - Resident Evil: Vendetta
With Resident Evil 7 now behind us our attention turns back to the wider universe with the release of the third canonical CG film. Entitled Resident Evil Vendetta, the film again stars Leon S. Kennedy and picks up sometime after the events of Resident Evil 6. Also along for the ride this time are Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, the latter making her first on-screen appearance since The Stage and Resident Evil Zero before that. As usual we dissect the film scene by scene and assess what worked and what didn't. Rombie is in full film analysis mode here as we discuss the portrayal of the three flagship characters, the new villain Glenn Arias, and the quick return to heavy action following the slow-burning horror of RE7. We break down the plot by looking at whether the 'vendetta' angle was successful based on character motivation, how the new A-Virus worked and whether an epic outbreak across New York was something the series really needed. Do audiences care about just another one-shot bad guy? What is the point behind Leon's involvement, and just who trains B.S.A.A. snipers wielding rail guns in this day and age?
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