Just for the record LeHah Claire Redfield was in Resident Evil 2, it was Jill Valentine who appeared in Nemesis, and no since in the games you play as guys as often as girls its hard to claim one female character, who in the other game she appears in is in a not even slightly revealing uniform I think its a stretch to say it was intended to sell Resident Evil.
As for the movie maybe it was bad, maybe, as far as horror movies go it was an ok movie I know that much at any rate as most are appauling and if you payed attention in RE everything made sense and no one ever said the infamous line "lets split up" once the zombies had appeared. Hence as horror movies go it was either good or ok.
And as far as fans go it was good (not great there was 1 minor inconsistancy with the games I didn't notice till it was pointed out in one of the forums and that less hardcore fans would miss) and it performed well, so if it really is a bad movie that only supports the theory that staying true to the games generates success. However RE is, whilst not my favourite series (obviously WC is) it is one of them, and anything short of horrible inconsistancies with the game wouldn't make me not like it. WC did have those inconsistancies, as well as the bad plot (but RE wasn't shakespeare, it all glued together but both RE:CV and RE2, possibly even RE1 outshine it in terms of plot)