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Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon (original title)
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Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

Director:

Makoto Kamiya

Writers:

Shotaro Suga (screenplay), Shinji Mikami (video game) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Mercier ... Leon S. Kennedy (voice)
Alyson Court ... Claire Redfield (voice)
Laura Bailey ... Angela Miller (voice)
Roger Craig Smith ... Curtis Miller (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Frederic Downing (voice)
Michelle Ruff ... Rani Chawla (voice)
Michael Sorich ... Senator Ron Davis (voice)
Salli Saffioti ... Ingrid Hunnigan (voice) (as Salli Safiotti)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Aunt (voice)
Steve Blum ... Greg Glenn (voice)
Michael McConnohie ... WilPharma CEO (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... President (voice)
Cindy Robinson ... Various (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Various (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Various (voice) (as Kari Walgren)
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Storyline

Seven years after the Raccoon City incident, a man heartbroken from losing loved ones in the destroyed city unleashes a remnant T-Virus in an airport, forcing special agent Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, close allies and hardened survivors of the Raccoon City incident, to quell the outbreak and discover the truth behind it all.

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Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil: Degeneration See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$403,117
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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PFBC Reporter (Raccoon City): Can you see that area behind me beneath the red-tinted sky? That is what's left of Raccoon City after the military fired a missile at it.
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More for fans of the game series. Not really intended for those who loved the movies.
5 November 2009 | by Vomitron_GSee all my reviews

Or perhaps you could say, bridging the gap between the video-games and the film adaptations with this spin-off CG motion picture. DEGENERATION tells a new story that happened about seven years after the first incident in Racoon City. It has some references to the game story lines (aswell as some returning characters), but in all honesty, this new script isn't really offering much new angles or anything. It's a little thin and not all that engaging.

It's okay as a stand-alone (animated) feature, meaning: I was happy to see it not tie in with the Milla Jovovich films (mainly because I liked the latest, post-apocalyptic EXTINCTION so much). The only two highlights of DEGENERATION (that brings in RE4's game character Leon S. Kennedy again, as the main hero) are the first act at the airport (which has a fabulous game-feel to it) and the main mutant monster (consider this a Bigg Boss Fight) at the facility later on. The other aspects in the film don't really matter much.

The CG animation looks slick enough, the camera angles are nicely directed, but the action (and especially the movements and facial features of the characters) comes across as fairly wooden and far from realistic. I remember being more impressed with the first FINAL FANTASY (THE SPIRITS WITHIN) film when it came out. In the end, DEGENERATION is a fun addition to the franchise, but nothing more.


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