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Exclusive: Matthew Mercer Talks Resident Evil: Damnation

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Exclusive: Matthew Mercer Talks Resident Evil: Damnation
Actor Matthew Mercer talks about voicing the iconic Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil: Damnation, available on Blu-ray and DVD right now

If most people heard or read the name Leon Kennedy, it probably wouldn't trigger any type of response. However, if you mention the name near a die-hard fan of the Resident Evil video game franchise, that would likely not be the case. The Resident Evil live action franchise is still going strong with Resident Evil: Retribution currently in theaters, but Re fans are also in for a treat with the release of the animated Resident Evil: Damnation, the follow-up to 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration. I recently had the chance to speak with Matthew Mercer, who voices Leon Kennedy not only in this new movie, but also in the upcoming Resident Evil 6 video game that arrives October 2. Take a look at what he had to say about this new movie,
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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Resident Evil: Degeneration’ Dead on Arrival

Chicago – Instead of playing one of the most anticipated games of the last few years, “Resident Evil 5,” fans of one of gamings most influential franchises are being asked to watch what is essentially a 96-minute cut scene that serves as a prequel or appetizer for what is to come in 2009.

Not as much fun as the Milla Jovovich movies and not nearly as well-conceived or written as the games, “Degeneration” feels like an afterthought, stuck between the world of the movie trilogy and the world of some of the best games ever made. Without the B-movie charm of the former or the blockbuster action of the latter, “Resident Evil: Degeneration” ends up as the last thing fans of the “Re” movies or games usually think of their beloved franchise, forgettable.

The most remarkable thing about “Degeneration” is how disposable the entire affair feels from the very beginning. The CGI visuals
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