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Resident Evil Viewers Seriously Cringing At 'Stupid' Dance Sequence

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Resident Evil Viewers Seriously Cringing At 'Stupid' Dance Sequence

Resident Evil viewers have been left cringing over a dance sequence that appeared in the new Netflix series.

In the episode titled 'Parasite', the 2036 version of Jade (Ella Balinska) leaves the safety of The University’s vessel to have a meeting with Umbrella’s CEO Evelyn (Paola Núñez).

As she arrives to the meeting, Jade is convinced that Evelyn is either about to hurt or kill her but instead she knocks Jade for six as she bursts into a performance to Dua Lipa’s hit 'Don’t Start Now'.

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After Evelyn gets to the crescendo of her routine, she short circuits and it’s at that moment that Jade learns Evelyn is being controlled by her sister, Billie (Adeline Rudolph), via Umbrella’s technology which allows someone to control another by manipulating the electric currents in their brain.

Watch the bizarre scene below:

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Billie had previously pretended to set Jade free, all so that she could track her back to The University.

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The bizarre performance hasn’t gone unnoticed by viewers, many of whom took to Twitter to air their frustration over the strange encounter.

One wrote: "Ain't no f**king WAY this is Resident Evil, bro... AIN'T NO PH-H**KING WAY."

"Netflix make an anime/game adaptation that doesn't have the stupidest decisions imaginable challenge," another commented online.

A third shared: "So I was nervous it would be bad... But this is embarrassing to sit through."

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"Do you really think the game would make a corny a** scene where one of the character just pull out their emote wheel and just start dancing?" another viewer questioned.

Another claimed: "This makes the Resident Evil movies look like masterpieces."

Viewers aren't impressed with Umbrella’s CEO Evelyn (Paola Núñez) dance scene. Credit: Netflix
Viewers aren't impressed with Umbrella’s CEO Evelyn (Paola Núñez) dance scene. Credit: Netflix

While the scene might not have gone down well with some viewers, it’s a real juxtaposition in the series that involves bloodthirsty zombies, which makes it so shocking.

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Speaking about the decision to include the song in the episode, showrunner Andrew Dabb told Decider: "In terms of the Dua Lipa song, that came up in the writers’ room. It was not my idea, I have to admit.

"The reason Billie plays it is because it’s nostalgic. It’s from the party that they go to earlier. It’s almost a message to her sister in lot of ways."

The latest reaction to the show comes days after viewers claimed that the series is so bad that it should be removed from Netflix.

Based on the survival horror video game franchise of the same name, the series sees Lance Reddick playing the role of Albert Wesker, with both Balinska and Tamara Smart playing his daughter, Jade, while Rudolph and Siena Agudong play Billie.

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Fans have panned the series since it landed on Netflix earlier this month. Credit: Netflix
Fans have panned the series since it landed on Netflix earlier this month. Credit: Netflix

The series recently dethroned Stranger Things in Netflix's UK TV rating, although there's one catch... people don't really seemed to have liked it all that much.

After sinking their teeth into the show, one viewer wrote: “#Netflix #ResidentEvil da hell is this…Couldn't watch more than 15 min of it. Who watched it and decided to put it out. Everything about it was whack. Kind of disappointing. Just remove it and pretend it didn't happen.”

Another wrote: “That Resident Evil series is just so awful. They should just remove it from Netflix,” while another added: “10 minutes into this new Resident Evil series and it is f***ing dogs***.”

The show has not been rated all too well either, with the series receiving an audience score of just 26 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Netflix

Lisa McLoughlin
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