Biohazard 4D Executor was a 20 minute CG movie that people in Japan could (and still can as of this date) see in a special theatre.
Though the CG was primitive, (the rendering and models aren’t much better than that seen in Resident Evil 2, it’s certainly not on par with Resident Evil 3) it told the story enough. Below is a summary of the events within the 20 minute movie.
The story focuses on an elite unit of 5 UBCS members, sent into Raccoon City to try and rescue Dr. Cameron. An Umbrella scientist lost in all the confusion. The UBCS team, consisting of members Rodrigo, Roger, Klaus, Ed and Norman, have a GPS device used to track down Dr. Cameron’s last known location, which is near a large food factory.
Upon entering the factory they are attacked by a large creature, a sort of hybrid between a Tyrant and the more evolved forms of Nemesis.
I thoroughly enjoy the Resident Evil Universe, so me liking this would probably be no surprise.
This 20 minute short was made for Japanese arcades or something for kids to watch for a few yen. It made its way to Youtube and got subbed, and as such, everyone with an interest in RE has seen it.
The story is decent. It's short, simple and to the point, and adds more lore on top of the Raccoon City storyline, fitting in nicely with 2, 3, the Outbreak series, the added Chronicles scenarios and the Drama album. Nothing much to say other than, it's fun, harms little lorewise and
does all it needs to do in a short span of time.
The only issue is the ending, where Dr Cameron kills the crew and takes the van they rode in on. The only way you can work your way around this without saying 'Dude, it's non-canon' is to say the bomb sweep from the end of Outbreak took her out, or the nuke from the end of 3. Other than that, we just have to assume Dr. Cameron is out there, somewhere. Perhaps, she might even be Joe Baker, and Tyler Hamilton was actually the leader of Red Umbrella.
Now, the art, that is to say the CG they used, looks terrible today, and the sound along with it. This was a pretty low quality affair, and I'm betting they got the same CG artists who did RE3 and gave them a thousand yen and a sandwich.
Characters are good. You get to know them in the 20 minutes and they're fun to watch half the time.
My enjoyment watching this was a 10. From the terrible CG to the conundrum of Dr Cameron's escape, I very much enjoyed this. And, it fits nicely into the canon, unlike Vendetta which bulldozes over characters we've come to know over the years.
Overall, I give it an 8, and if you want more RE you can only find on youtube, BIOHAZARD the Stage and Musical BIOHAZARD Voice of Gaia are fun affairs. The BIOHAZARD Raccoon City Drama album is good as well, check it out.
uhh... really old cg and a mundane old story. "we need to find the doctor! but she doesn't want to be found... then everyone dies! the end..." type of story line.
only plus is that the sound and visuals aren't all that bad for the time! i MEAN for the time! comparing this to Advent Children is a nono!
so uhh... i'm not all for gore and scary stuff, but if it is, i'd say watch it if you're bored. no really all that entertaining. it's pretty iffy. they probably did it for publicity to say, "look! we got a cg movie! 20 minutes, but what the
hay! it's cg!"
degeneration came a LONGGG ways from this. but, i'd say Advent Children still sets the bar pretty high.
Wow that was horrible! I mean what's is this fucking cheesy bullshit? It's like watching old crappy american zombie movie. This short movie is 15 minutes filled with disgusting red rotten meat with worms all over the place and some weird camera angles zooming on some disturbing "Things".
The movie rely on "shock factor" to attempt to scare the viewers, but rather than being scary, it's just disgusting.
I used to play/watch Biohazard (aka Resident Evil) since I were a kid; hence people who are familiar with this franchise like me will notice its predictability and the overused cliches.
Keep away from this unless you want to see
people getting ripped into pieces in old shitty graphics that looks from early ps2 games.
Since I am a die-hard fan of the whole Resident Evil dimension, I tried me best to remain unbiased writing this review and treat it as an individual piece as opposed a part of an amazing saga. This movie was the first RE ever and overall I think it was done just "fine." If this was released in our current time (the 2010's) I would say it's a piece of junk, but this movie goes over 10 years ago where the business and the world of CG movies are just prospering. Back then this movie would probably be very enticing and one of its kind.
I know many would not necessarily agree with what I have to say, but it's simply my personal opinion.
What I liked about the movie is the whole bio-genetic part of it that's very similar to the story (heck as it should be) and some idea about the original story as how the virus spread. I also like that the mutation was very similar to beasts (creatures) that are within the actual series of the video games. However and unfortunately, I believe that there are more negatives than positives than can be viewed by the audience.
The first of all is the sound quality. I don't think that the voice acting was done very well (again my personal opinion, many might think otherwise). The biggest con that I found in this "anime" was the mutation part. Sure the mutation of one of the characters (avoiding spoilers) was just too much for me to believe, but that's what Resident Evil is what sometimes all about. I didn't like that much in the movie seeing that they could probably divide it into stages.
The reason I enjoyed this might because some scenes are just so ridiculous that it's amusing. Another reason is because it is simply part of Resident Evil, it doesn't have to be more than that ^^ I recommend to watch it to get a glimpse of old CG movie styles and to complete your fandom if you are a fan of Resident Evil.