Resident Evil Welcome to the opening scene of Raccoon City unleashes the horror of zombies
It’s been a great year for horror, but one of the forgotten movies that came out during the busy Thanksgiving season was Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. While Sony Pictures has heavily marketed the film, so far this reboot based on the popular video game franchise has only grossed $ 31 million at the box office on a modest $ 25 million budget. However, after almost a month of theatrical exclusivity, Sony has announced that the film has returned home digitally and to celebrate the release of the film’s first nine minutes to give people a taste of this spooky adaptation. .
The scene begins at the Raccoon City orphanage and shows a young Chris and Claire Redfield after Claire follows an unknown creature named Lisa Trevor into a playroom. Unknown to Clare, this is one of the first experiences of the evil Umbrella Corporation. It’s an admittedly spooky scene full of moody lighting, classic horror suspense, creepy music, and sets the somber tone for the rest of the movie nicely. This scene also gives us a glimpse Neal mcdonough‘s William Birkin who is a researcher at the Umbrella Corporation and in the games is the one who throws Raccoon City completely into chaos.
The scene then moves on to years later in 1998, when an adult Claire performed by Kaya Scodelario reluctantly returns to Raccoon City with a trucker. Driver accidentally bumps into someone walking in the middle of the road which, before he can even think about it, turns into a classic resident Evil zombie and that’s where the 9 minute clip ends.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has been marketed heavily on the fact that the filmmakers are loyal to the games and give what fans wanted since the first attempt at a movie franchise with Milla Jovovich. While screenwriter and director Johannes roberts stayed true to its word in presenting a more horror-based experience that combined the stories of the first two games, critics were not impressed with the film. The audience score is currently at a respectable 66%, but with 73 reviews the horror film currently holds a lackluster review score of 30%.
This movie may be proof that staying true to the source doesn’t always guarantee a good movie, but you can decide for yourself by seeing the movie, which is still in theaters, or renting the movie from its website here. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City stars Scodelario, McDonough, avan Jogia, Hannah john karman, Robbie amell, Tom hopper, and Lily gao.
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