Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City's Easter eggs, explained

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The Resident Evil movie doesn’t make it clear what goes into a Jill sandwich.

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City feels like a love letter to the long-running game series, with a story that adapts first Two entries in one film. Along with a classic character’s post-credits cameo, the film also references elements from the games’ 25-year history as the iconic protagonists flee a city ruined by the Umbrella Corporation’s biological experiments.

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Director Johannes Roberts has managed to fill in a massive amount of Easter eggs in this film, so let’s take a look at some of the more involved ones I can remember once watching.

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THE PRICE OF A SANDWICH IS SPOILERS DOWN.

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a star sandwich

An opening scene with Stars Police Unit Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker and Chris Redfield sees the trio hanging out at a diner before all hell breaks loose in Raccoon City. Jill snatches away wesker’s food and cuts.

“You snooze, you give up,” she says. “It’s Jill’s sandwich now.

It points to one of the most beloved lines in video gaming history. At the beginning of the original 1996 game, Jill is nearly crushed by a trap in which she is locked in a room and the ceiling begins to descend. She is rescued by her colleague Barry Burton (who is disappointingly absent in the film), and she utters symbolic words.

“That was so close, you were almost a Jill sandwich,” he says.

words to live by.

classic boss monster

Another one from Jill. She asks her fellow STARS members if they “would prefer to be swallowed by a snake or eaten alive by a great white shark.” This is a reference to the two bosses revealed in the original Resident Evil and its 2002 remake.

You encounter snakes several times in the mansion, while sharks attack in the basement of the mansion’s hostel area. In the remake, Stars member Richard Aiken suffers, depending on which character you play. exact Luck Described by Jill.

words of the dead

Shortly after Claire Redfield arrives in Raccoon City, she sees a family succumbing to the effects of Umbrella’s gradual population transition. Shortly before Claire is attacked, the zombified mother writes “ITCHY TASTY” on the window in blood.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Ichi Tasty

This lady definitely knows her classic Resident Evil references.

it is a reference Chilling Keeper’s Diary In the original game, an employee of the mansion owned by Umbrella recounts his last days after being infected with the T-virus. His mental state gradually deteriorates until he kills and eats one of his companions.

“4. Itchy. Delicious,” reads the last entry.

creepy twins

During her investigation of the orphanage’s secret laboratory, Claire happens upon a projector that shows the blond twins plucking wings from a dragonfly and looking into each other’s eyes. It’s not a bit disturbing and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the rest of the film.

These kids are Alexia and Alfred Ashford, and this projected film almost identical to those seen in the 2000s Resident Evil: Code Veronica, They are one of the families that co-founded Umbrella, and their story is one of the most complex of the series.

Alexia and Alfred were genetically engineered from the DNA of the deceased family’s founder, Veronica Ashford. Alexia turned out to be a super genius and infected herself with the T-Veronica virus, which would give her superpowers but only after going through cryostasis for 15 years (giving her body time to adapt to the virus).

While Alexia was frozen, a grief-stricken Alfred led the family and became mentally unbalanced. She began to dress up as Alexia and speak in her voice, allowing the twins to reappear in her mind.

During the events of Code Veronica, Alfred is seriously injured in a confrontation with Claire Redfield. alexia Awaking just before his death.

With her new virus-inspired powers, Alexia battles Chris Redfield and eventually turns into a runaway dragonfly monster. Chris blows her up with an energy weapon, Ashford ends the line and makes 15 years of cryostasis seem like a waste of time.

Johannes Roberts apparently told SFX magazine that he’s interested in Adapting Elements from Code Veronica for the sequel.

rocket finisher

G-virus mutated William Birkin seems invincible when he attacks the train as our heroes flee the city. Their problem is solved when Leon finds a rocket launcher “in first class” and they blow up Birkin one last time.

It points you to the Resident Evil tradition of being eliminate your ultimate bosses With a rocket in the face. It’s possible that the film’s first class passengers may have had an emergency rocket launcher in case of an outbreak. (I’ll admit that’s a very thin rationalization, but this movie is clearly reveling in its idiosyncrasies.)

Wesker’s Resurrection

We have a separate article looking at Revival of the Stars Traitor Albert Wesker, but the opening shot of the post-credits scene sitting upright in a body bag. Mirror base, camera angle and lighting scary scene that moves When you load up the 2002 remake of Resident Evil.

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