CREDIT: Sony Pictures/Screenshot

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Neal McDonough

Director: Johannes Roberts

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: November 24, 2021 (Theaters)

As far as Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City goes, I’d really like to talk about the acting. Particularly, the performances of the “With” guy and the “And” guy. I’m talking Donal Logue and Neal McDonough, baby!

When you have an unabashed genre flick like this one, you need guys who can deliver exactly what’s asked of them without any winking or second-guessing. And that’s precisely what they provide. Also, let’s talk about McDonough’s hair. He usually keeps it pretty cropped, but when he first shows up, he’s got quite the set of locks. I was like, “Who is that? I know I recognize that face and that voice.” When I realized who it was, I was more than a little blown away.

All the other main players held my attention well enough. I don’t have any strong attachment to the Resident Evil franchise, but somehow I have a soft spot for its cinematic efforts.

Grade: Occasional Zombie Dog Eyes