2.5

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Action Horror


 

Explores the origins of Raccoon City and the Umbrella Corporation.

"Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City" tries valiantly to stick closely to its source material, mostly to its detriment. The story takes a long time to get going, and while none of our characters are particularly likable, once they start kicking zombie-butt they become easy to forgive. The monsters are creepy and captured well by the director by employing interesting camera, lighting and focus techniques. The cast takes themselves way too seriously for a film of this calibre, and their dialogue delivery often comes out stilted and wooden even when they're in immediate peril. Get to the chopper.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Wide Release 9th December 2021
Sony Pictures 107 mins