Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is based on Capcom’s game Resident Evil. It has the zombies, but I don’t think it has hit worldwide yet. At least at first in this series. I haven’t played the games, but I have enjoyed the movies starring Mila Jovovich.
You can find Infinite Darkness on Netflix as it is a Netflix Original. There are only four episodes currently. This debuted in 2021, and since it is 2022 and no more episodes have come out, I figure they are done, but I could be wrong. It’s happened once or twice, but I think I was mistaken. There are only four episodes, and they are all under thirty minutes. You can watch the whole series in just under two hours if you watch it without breaks, something I cannot do. The episodes have no neat names. They are just titled “Episode 1”, and so on. Even though this is an animated series, It is still a good watch. It isn’t cartoony like Scooby-Doo or Courage the Cowardly Dog. The art is incredible. For some of it, you can tell it’s animation, but in others, it looks damn near real. When the show opened, I thought I clicked the wrong show because they did so well on the animation.
We open to military men. I am unsure what branch is dropping into a war zone to save their men. Then the president is in danger with the secret service men and women protecting him from the zombies. So they already have a zombie problem, but it seems to be just starting. Elsewhere, things still look civilized. Clair Redfield (voiced by Stephanie Panisello) is trying to connect the dots between the deaths. Within the war zone, there were people celebrating a victory against the military and had three or four men tied up and hanging. Unfortunately for those at the celebration, it was cut short. The hanging dead military men contracted the virus, and they had a feast.
They talk about Raccoon City and that it was cleansed. Cleansed, meaning they blew up the city and everyone in it. Even innocent and uninfected people and families. They knew about the threat and tried to destroy and cover it up. Hence, the war zone. Leon (voiced by Nick Apostolides), Jason (voiced by Ray Chase), and Shen May (voiced by Jona Xiao) are caught in a submarine, and the virus makes it there. The rats have it. They opted to destroy the submarine. The rest of the crew was dead before they blew it up. Somehow they made it back safely. Unfortunately for Leon, Jason tried to rope him into helping him, and Shen May find proof. When he refuses, Jason tries to kill Leon, but Leon ends up killing him. Shen May ran off.
Clair is still trying to connect the dots. She goes to find the last remaining survivor of the men in the first episode, trying to save their men and other survivors. She finds it without a head. Shen May makes it to see Yu En (voiced by Anthony Tai). Leon managed to tail her there. When he barges in, Shen May is forced to repeat to Leon what she and Jason are doing. Jun See, Shen May’s brother, is a zombie now, and she has a vested interest in exposing them and hopefully finding a cure for her brother. We get to see more of what happened during the mission from the first episode. Jun See is transformed into more than a zombie.
Clair is tazed and taken to see Wilson in a facility all tied up. She manages to piss him off. Jason shows up, somehow managing to escape death. I come to find out he is infected with the virus but usually takes an inhibitor. He turns into a spiky monster-type thing when he doesn’t take it. Jason still wants to take down the people responsible and has his mind even though he is turned. He is planning to expose everyone by showing them what he is as the spiky guy.
Overall, this is a great series. It sucks you in. The animation art is, as I said, incredible. The hair moves, the clothes move. You can see stubble very well on faces. The transition from a human to a zombie is very well done. The story itself is good. For me, it was a little “What? Wait. I thought this was post-apocalyptic.” I like it though. It isn’t that I love it, but I do appreciate it, and I enjoyed the two hours. I recommend it. Have you watched it? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, have fun storming the castle.