Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

  • Released: 2021-11-24
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery
  • Stars: Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Avan Jogia, Kaya Scodelario, Tom Hopper, Lily Gao, Holly de Barros, Chad Rook, Neal McDonough, Donal Logue, Janet Porter, Josh Cruddas, Sammy Azero, Marina Mazepa, Nathan Dales, Dylan Taylor, Carson Manning, Darren W. Marynuk, Stephannie Hawkins, Lauren Bill, Jenny Young, Matthew MacCallum, Pat Thornton, Pamela MacDonald, Nathaniel McParland, Aleks Alifirenko Jr., Kelly Reich, Jason Lee Bell, Amy Szoke, Kalie Hunter, Avaah Blackwell, Heloise Catherine Pead Galvin, Sophia Ann Pead Galvin, Andrea Ciacci, Lily Gail Reid, Daxton Gujral, Robert Chaumont, Jason Lee Bell
  • Director: Johannes Roberts
  • catalinmarian-13885 - 9 January 2023
    Everything is so cheap!
    I'm not going to speak from the point of view of a Resident Evil fan, but I can't help but say that the movie is very, very bad! From special effects that look worse than those from the 90s to the story that he wants to capture from the games in a film of less than 2 hours, in short, it's a complete mess. But there is nothing worse than the empty characters, who have not the slightest connection with the ones in the games apart from their names, because of course every time they have to remember the movie who is who because they have no kind of connection, no more I'm talking about the acting, which is terrible. I don't know what was tried here, but it is clearly a joke and this is clear proof that they should leave this franchise where it belongs.
  • paulclaassen - 19 December 2022
    Yawn, please end it!
    There honestly was no need for this film to be made. Everything has been said and done in the 'Resident Evil' franchise and this is just a cash grab attempt at a reboot of a series that almost overstayed its welcome as it is.

    'Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City' adds nothing to the story line. This film suffers from underdeveloped characters I didn't root for at all, a boring premise, and so many inconsistencies that I sat there wondering how on Earth this script was greenlit. I'm not even sure who the main protagonist is - or the antagonist for that matter, apart from the zombies. Ah, and speaking of zombies, they were as passive and idiotic as they come. There was nothing exciting or frightening about these zombies.

    Set in 1998, Raccoon City is a ghost city "with only a handful of crew of the Umbrella Corporation" living there still, and "those too poor to move". Allow me to compose myself while I try to stop laughing! The film starts with young kids Chris and Claire Redfield in an orphanage. Later these two are supposedly the heroes when Claire returns to Raccoon City where Chris is now a cop. The opening back story didn't add anything to the premise, so it might as well have been omitted.

    Raccoon City is to be destroyed at 6am, so the film becomes a race against time. A Police team is sent to the Spencer Mansion, but I'm still wondering why and what it has to do with everything.... And in the midst of everything is a rookie cop named Leon, who is as pathetic a character as they come. This rookie cop doesn't even know how to handle a weapon!!! And he doesn't notice a truck blowing up right in front the police station!!! What the bloody hell???

    With all the characters and none I cared about I lost track of some of them. I mean, they were all over the place and had me confused as hell. And it was amazing how there's always someone to save the day at the very last moment! Yawn, it became so boring. The CGI effects were also not the greatest. 'Welcome to Raccoon City' is so incredibly inferior to the rest of the 'Resident Evil' films. If you're a fan of the 'Resident Evil' series, rather give this one a skip. You won't miss anything anyway.