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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City | 2021 | R | – 2.7.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “strong violence and gore, and language throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a hug and a couple of sexual references, many scenes of people being infected with a virus that causes their eyes to turn gray and they drool and move around like zombies attacking others with a lot of blood shown, discussions of experimentation on human subjects to alter DNA, several arguments and nearly 70 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


A woman (Kaya Scodelario) is convinced that the small town where she and her brother (Robbie Amell) grew up in an orphanage has dark secrets. When she returns to warn her brother, infected residents turn into zombies and other monsters, while the pharmaceutical corporation that owns the town plans to destroy it since they’d like to hide the fact that they were experimenting on children for many years. Also with Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Neal McDonough, Lily Gao, Chad Rook, Marina Mazepa, Nathan Dales, Josh Cruddas, Pat Thornton and Holly de Barros. Directed by Johannes Roberts. [Running Time: 1:47]

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A dead man in a body bag revives and sits up gasping (we see his bare chest, back, abdomen and partial buttocks). A shirtless man is seen (his bare chest and abdomen are shown) and a woman says, “I see you are waxing your chest now.” A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in a few scenes. A woman wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage.
 A man mocks another man for taking a message during a meeting and the other man makes a sexual remark. A woman tells a young man not to pursue a woman and says, “She only has eyes” for another man. A man and a woman hug.
 A man driving a truck reaches over to touch the knee of a woman that he has picked up hitchhiking (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 – A man driving a truck reaches over to touch the knee of a woman that he has picked up hitchhiking; the woman yells for him to watch the road and the driver swerves and hits someone walking across the road, throwing the person onto the hood of the truck then back onto the ground (we see blood on the vehicle, on the body and poling on the road); when the two people in the truck get out to investigate the victim gets up (with a lot of squishing and bone cracking) and walks into dark woods leaving a puddle of blood that the truck driver’s dog licks. Police fly in a helicopter over a dark forest and see a vehicle in flames on the ground; they land and investigate to find the vehicle overturned and damaged and the officers follow tracks of blood through the woods toward a building that they enter and search through. A man speeds away in his car as he is shot at by armed people on a street after he witnesses several people being shot (we see blood splatter). A man hears something in a dark parking garage, goes to investigate, and is attacked by a dog with gray-tinged eyes and drooling heavily; the man shoots at the dog and continues to look for it until the dog sneaks up on him and lunges, but is struck by a woman with a fire extinguisher (blood spurts). Armed police officers walk through a building and one hears slurping and squishing in a hallway where he finds a man being eaten by another person that the officer shoots (we see blood on the victim’s neck and streaming from his mouth until he dies). A man in a jail cell takes a gun from a police officer and holds it on him; he is then attacked by an infected person and we see him dead with a large bloody wound on his abdomen and chest. A woman yells at a man, he draws his gun and points it toward her, he pushes her aside and shoots hitting an infected person moving toward her; the man then shoots the infected person again while he is on the floor. Three people run through passages while being chased by infected people; they then shoot at them. Something moves along the ceiling of a hallway and a long tongue-like tendril drops and picks a man up and off the floor, drops him and we see gaping wounds on his face (exposed tissue and teeth are shown); a large creature with a long tongue and many sharp teeth in its mouth drops to the floor and chases several people until a malformed being attacks the creature and snaps its neck (we see blood and hear cracking and snapping). A man is cornered in a dark room by many infected people and he shoots many of them lighting the room briefly with gunfire blasts (we see blood spurting); when he runs out of ammunition, he uses a lighter and an infected person lunges for him but is shot several times by someone else. A person is shown on a surgical table with its chest splayed open and clamped as it moans and seems to be trying to speak (we see bloody tissue and bone). Two men shoot at each other, one man falls to the floor with bloody wounds, a woman picks up a gun and shoots at one of the men that shoots her in the head (blood spurts) and a child screams from a hiding place in the room and the man shoots the first wounded man and turns around quickly toward the crying child (as if to shoot her), but he is shot by a woman behind him. A monster grabs a man and a woman shoots the monster several times, a man shoots the monster in the eye, but the monster revives and chases people running away in a train.
 After being shot, an infected person revives and transforms into a monster with more eyes, a rough outer layer, bony spikes, a long arm and a claw and a mouth filled with sharp teeth. An infected person comes from behind a police officer, another charges toward him and he fights to get away and shoot them. An infected person attacks a police officer, pushes him back onto a desk and a woman enters and shoots the attacker repeatedly. A police officer is swarmed by many infected people, he is pinned against a wall, and we do not see him again. A bloody hand slams against a helicopter window and an infected person breaks through another window, grabs the pilot and the scene ends (implying that he is infected). A woman sees a woman standing outside her house and a child skitters on its hands and knees to hide under a table in her house; the woman outside charges through a sliding glass door, shattering it and pins the woman to the floor snarling and trying to bite her until the woman gets away and the attacker scratches her own face (we see bloody scratches). A girl follows the sound of footsteps through a hallway and up a flight of stairs into a room filled with toys and finds a being hiding under a sheet tent and malformed and discolored hands reach out toward her and we see bloody wounds on the wrists and bandages while we hear raspy breathing; when the girl crawls under the sheet, she is quickly dragged out by a man who tells her to go back to bed. We hear a loud thump against a window (a splatter of blood remains on the window) and see a bird on the ground with broken wings and neck as it thrashes (its eyes are gray and we see some bloody feathers). A woman writes with her bloody finger on a window and we see the bloody letters. A man with gray-tinged eyes and a crazed look speeds through a town in a truck, and the truck tips over in front of a police station and bursts into flames; the driver, engulfed in flames, enters the station and a man shoots him while another man sprays him with a fire extinguisher. Many people moan and claw at the locked gates of a police station until they push their way through it. A helicopter is flown low and crashes into the side of a building, it explodes throwing flames and rubble around and knocking two people inside the building to the floor (they are unharmed). We see a video of a young boy and a young girl being experimented on and the boy pulls the wings off a bug, places it on a table and watches as ants swarm it. A house collapses into a hole in the ground and the cloud of rubble pushes a train off the tracks and stops it; a monster breaks into the train, a woman stabs it, the monster throws her and it roars until another person shoots it with a rocket launcher. Explosions level a town and we see a cow lifted off the ground from the shockwave; an announcement states that an outbreak was contained. A dog’s eyes turn gray and it drools heavily; a man holds it and talks to it and the dog bites him on the hand (we see blood gush from the wound and hear a crunch).
 A hand with discolored skin and malformed fingers reaches toward a sleeping child as we hear creaking sounds; the child wakes up and we hear padding of feet across the floor and see a malformed being hiding in the shadows behind a bed; we hear the being say, “friend.” A woman’s eye streams blood and she says that it has been happening recently. A woman sees people in a house through their windows and they seem to be losing their hair. A bird perches on a fence post, squawks and its bones crack until a woman shoots it. A woman pulls a clump of her own hair out. A dead man in a body bag revives and sits up gasping and crawls on the floor and cowers in a corner saying that he cannot see.
 A girl in bed screams when she sees a being grab her face and a woman wakes up screaming (she remembered the incident from when she was a child). A young girl screams and wakes up calling for her parents, telling them that she saw a monster with big yellow eyes and teeth; her father makes a monster face trying to settle her. A husband tells his wife and their daughter that they need to leave as sirens blare outside; they speed in their car and they swerve to avoid hitting a woman on a motorcycle.
 We hear a report that a body was found and it was all chewed up. A man says that there is something in the water that is making people sick. A man talks about something leaking and referring to it being as big as Chernobyl. A man describes experiments conducted on humans that created a virus that would modify the DNA and make people into weapons.
 A senior police officer teases a rookie and refers to the younger man having shot his partner during a training exercise. A young man sleeps on the counter of a diner and a man balances a ketchup bottle on his head and then bets a woman that she can’t shoot the bottle off the young man’s head; the woman draws her service gun and aims but the man hands her a suction cup dart gun that she shoots at the first man and throws the gun itself at the other man knocking the ketchup bottle off his head and waking him. A man confronts a woman about breaking into his house and tells her to leave (they argue briefly). A man accuses his sister of running away and leaving him. A man yells at his sister for soliciting a ride and leaving the scene of an auto accident. A young girl is awakened in an orphanage and told that a new family has been found for her and she is taken away by attendants. An attendant complains that a young girl bit his hand when she was being led out of her bed in an orphanage.
 Eerie music plays in an intro sequence with a child’s voice singing. A boy tells a man that his younger sister sleepwalks sometimes after her parents died. A young man wakes with a start when his alarm rings. A woman breaks into a house using a knife to open the lock.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City LANGUAGE 10

 – About 69 F-words and its derivatives, 17 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (pervert, rookie, stupid, freak, moron, hippie, pathetic, weird, dumb, ugly), exclamations (no way, no thanks, no no no, crazy, shake a leg), 5 religious profanities (GD), 17 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus [F-word deleted] Christ, thank [F-word deleted] God, oh thank God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Oh God, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City SUBSTANCE USE

 – A young man drinks from a bottle of beer on his bedside table when he wakes up in the morning. A woman smokes in an office in an orphanage.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Conspiracy theories, greed, pharmaceutical companies, human testing, DNA modification.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City MESSAGE

 – Sometimes you just shouldn’t go back home.

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