Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer is so bad, it might be good

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The first trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has arrived, and it really isn’t great — but in a good way, if you know what I mean. All the touchstones of Resident Evil are here: zombie dogs, exploding helicopters, irresponsible scientists, and a police station that definitely isn’t the safest place in town.

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But similarly, we can see that Raccoon City is embracing the schlock tradition seen in many horror productions, with excessive dialogue, low fare effects, Neil McDonough and one of the wildest choices of movie trailer music. . In.

(Neil McDonough is great, by the way, but he’s like an American Udo Keir: He’ll show up to pretty much anything if someone asks him nicely.)


Welcome to Raccoon City combines the events and locations of the first two games: the Spencer Mansion from the first game, which writer and director Johannes Roberts called in March “scary as shit,” and the police station from RE2, where Events will be more “like an attack on the Precinct 13 Siege movie.” This is reflected quite well in the trailer, which shows a relatively quiet, creepy horror in the large house and an overabundance of gunfire and explosions at the station.

But what really impresses is how delicious it all is. “It looks like a fake trailer you’d see in the background of a real movie,” said our print editor Robin Valentine, “and he’s not wrong.” It’s not enough to level up fake tramp with a shotgun trailer but real tramp with a shotgun trailer? Absolutely.

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As some Resident Evil fans have pointed out, this is not a serious cinematic experience. For example, GameSpot senior writer Phil Hornshaw, who also wrote an unofficial Resident Evil trivia book a few years ago and thus probably knows something about it, said on Twitter that “it’ll be fun if you make it fun.” “

“Resident Evil Isn’t Serious Business,” He tweeted. “No matter if a bunch of people are about to be killed and turn into twisted monsters, it will be fine.”

As for myself, I wasn’t really convinced until the 1 minute mark, when the 4 Non Blondes remix starts and things really get rolling. What is really going on? Especially with those incredibly cheap looking CGI monsters coming off the roof. I’m not a fan of Resident Evil, but I think I want to see this movie.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City as Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons , and the priceless Neil McDonough as William Birkin. It’s set to debut in theaters (and theaters only) on November 24.

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