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
  • ashleyjamesshopping - 18 April 2024
    I Was Confused & Quit 😕
    I had to stop watching after 20 minutes, I was confused by all the characters being mashed together with unnatural traits. I have a minimal understanding of RE lore, but I don't remember Leon being so cowardly and lackluster. He was always a try hard that wanted to help people even if it was at his own expense. Claire is okay, from the brief moments I saw her. Jill Valentine seemed a little mean and not as strict/hardworking to get her tasks done, and Wesker seemed goofy. I didn't even register that Robbie Amell was supposed to be Chris, he was just there...

    I'm okay with a different type of casting, it doesn't have to be faithful, I just wish the characters were more lore friendly.
  • aj246 - 29 February 2024
    If you like the games, you will like this
    This film differs and goes back to the roots of the Resident Evil games and away from the Mila Jovich films. If you are expecting a remake of those films whilst watching this you will be disappointed. If you have played the games, especially the early games then you will enjoy this. The film is definitely a lot darker and is closer to the 2002 Resident Evil film than the later ones. If you approach with an open mind and don't compare to those films then you will enjoy. It's dark, creeper and contains a lot of game based Easter Eggs and other 90s throwbacks. Admittedly there are a few issues but all films have these so give it a chance and enjoy.
  • pudjo-dewo - 11 January 2023
    Miss understood
    I don't know why many give this movie a bad review, sure it's no Oscar worth movie but it a good fun zombie fest flick. I know The story is mediocre (what do you expect from a movie based on 90's video game) and the acting was also mediocre, but man the scenes were amazing, classing zombie horror flick... I know it's different than MillanJovovich's resident evil that is packed of CGI (specially on the later installments), this resident evil tries to do it old school, you can feel the classic zombie jump scare, the bloody gore mayhem.. it's all just fun to watch.. I hope the will make a sequel and have better storyline.

    And the way they tell the story has a potential for sequels.
  • rllinlacs - 20 December 2022
    If you played RE 1 and 2 as a kid, you'll love it
    I have never cared for the Resident Evil movie franchise, at all. Having played the games before the movies started, the movies were pretty much separate from the games, capitalizing off the Resident Evil name only.

    This movie changes that, it is what the very first Resident Evil movie should have been. There are a lot of questionable decisions made, most obvious being the actors cast, but I was able to look past it and enjoy the movie for what it is. The start of it all.

    If you played Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 as a kid, you'll probably like it more than the average joe. The movie is basically Resident Evil 1 (takes place at the mansion) and Resident Evil 2 (takes place at the Racoon Police Department) combined into one story.

    They did a good job paying homage to the games, although it does feel super compressed. This could have been a 3 or 4 hour movie easily, a ton of details and lore are left out. The word T-Virus and G-Virus are said merely one time throughout the entire movie, and hardly explained, as the character who explains the lore and doings of the Umbrella Corp is killed off a minute after uttering the words T-Virus. I was disappointed they spent so little time at the Racoon police station, but seeing the front lobby alone had me saying "wow". It's iconic to me as RE2 was one of my favorite and most played games as a kid and the lobby was the most played area in the beginning. The movie even shows a couple of the puzzles as the diamond, heart, spade, and club keys make an appearance, although brief. The Licker also makes a showing. It was just a treat, I felt like a kid all over again.

    Despite it's shortcomings, it was a super nostalgic trip down memory lane and I enjoyed every single minute. It is by far the best game movie I've ever watched. It ain't perfect by any means, but I'll be watching it again and again.

    The movie is an 8 or 9 for me but I'm rating it 10 to offset all the ridiculously low ratings. Movie rating is such a subjective thing, clearly 90% of the people watching this, it ain't your thing, move on. No need to rate it 1 star and call it the worst movie in the world when clearly you need to go watch Shawshank Redemption (blech, snore) for the millionth time.
  • yahalom3000 - 6 November 2022
    Excellent classic evil movie
    Reminded me of nightmare on elm street; good classic evil horror flick, great effects, sensible & reliable plot, good costumes and makeup and not to much gore. A really nice Saturday night surprise.

    Reminded me of nightmare on elm street; good classic evil horror flick, great effects, sensible & reliable plot, good costumes and makeup and not to much gore. A really nice Saturday night surprise.

    Reminded me of nightmare on elm street; good classic evil horror flick, great effects, sensible & reliable plot, good costumes and makeup and not to much gore. A really nice Saturday night surprise.

    That'll do.
  • trondalmbakk-10357 - 6 October 2022
    This is how resident evil supposed to be like. Only downside was the final boss. Have gone trough other reviews og this movies, and personaly i think the build up to the incident was good, not supposed to know what is going on until the caracters find out. Enjoyed the first one as well, until they destroyed the franchise with too much bs. So far i think this one is the best. Not sure how they are going to go from here? Hope they dont follow the same path as they did with the mila jovovich movies. And finaly a zombie movie that made the zombie virus more plausibel, good movie could have been a better ending.