Movie Reviews: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)


Welcome to Racoon City has to be the worst movie in the series. Absolutely nothing happens in the first thirty minutes of this movie. There is no meaningful world-building, no character development, and zombies aren’t even cool. This whole experience is a giant slog towards a very cheesy and disappointing sequel bait.

Most of the run time is wasted on pointless family drama. I came to this movie to see some hot zombie action, but the zombies take a back seat to the main character’s poorly acted family issues. The zombies barely show up in this movie. When they do, they are these poorly designed abominations. What little action does exist is poorly executed and dull. I can’t stress enough how boring this movie is.

This is a generic action movie and not the origin story it claims to be. If you are a fan of the video games, prepare to stay disappointed. If you are a fan of the movie series, this is the worst one. This movie isn’t worth your time nor the $20 price tag.

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  1. Thanks for the warning about “family drama”. I really enjoyed the RE movies with Jovovich so was quite interested in this. No longer. Thanks for saving me the time and frustration.


  2. I guess Paul W.S. Anderson — despite his shortcomings with the Jovovich movies — still had a better output. To think I was initially convinced that this was more in line with the games!

    (On a side note, I wonder how the director of this reboot will do the RE7 and RE8 stories.)


    1. I think there was an attempt, but the money and acting aren’t there. The characters are closer to the game, but it was all generic drama. I hope they get a better budget so they get better zombies at least, but I am not sure if the story telling is there.

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    1. Totally! I had just watched someone do a playthrough of the all the resident evil games before watching this. I think the disapointment hit even deaper because story wasn’t where I wanted it to be.

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