Vicki Dolley writes: "The Resident Evil movies have not been without their share of controversy from fans of the games. Many still cannot fathom how it came to be that Paul W.S. Anderson’s script for the first movie was favored over that of zombie-movie legend George A. Romero, inspiration for the original games and director of two Japanese live-action commercials for Resident Evil 2. And whilst the movie versions have changed many characters and events, some for the worse (many still can’t get over the terrifying Nemesis oddly saving Alice’s life in Resident Evil: Apocalypse), some of the abuse hurled at the Resident Evil film series is not always entirely fair. Paul W.S. Anderson is a Resident Evil gamer and does try to inject scenes almost shot-for-shot from the games into the films (see Resident Evil: Apocalypse for a scene pulled right out of Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, or Resident Evil: Afterlife for a reworked version of the reunion with Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5) as well as using the franchise’s classic monsters, characters and locations."