‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ trailer shows the film series is still ridiculous
So Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City finally got a trailer, and naturally, it’s pretty over-the-top.
All live-action Resident Evil movies are goofy, but the big difference with Welcome To Raccoon City is that it has nothing to do with the Paul W. S. Anderson films. Yup, we’re in reboot territory with this one — complete with a storyline that’s closer to Capcom’s Resident Evil video games. Sorry, Milla Jovovich fans. At least you have the Monster Hunter movie?
Welcome To Raccoon City is an adaptation of the first two games. Complete with Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Leon S. Kennedy, and virtually every other central character from Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. Even zombie dogs are here — which crash through windows for a jump scare in an obvious nod to the games.
Check out Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City‘s new trailer for yourself below.
🚨 ALERT🚨 from #NYCC: Be the first to witness the origin of Evil in the ☢️NEW TRAILER☢️ for @ResidentEvil: #WelcomeToRaccoonCity.
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— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) October 7, 2021
Johannes Roberts is the director of this one, best known for his shark movie 47 Meters Down — which is a surprisingly decent horror flick.
You can tell Roberts is a fan of the Resident Evil games just by how many references there are in Welcome To Raccoon City’s trailer. There’s the Spencer Mansion, Raccoon City’s Police Department, and heck, even an “itchy, tasty” line drawn in blood. Someone better ask for a Jill Sandwich at some point, or I’ll be physically upset.
Hopefully, despite how silly the trailer is, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City ends up as one of the better video game movie adaptations.
Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.