One of the factors that makes Resident Evil different from other zombie works is the variety of zombies. Thanks to its scientific roots, filmmakers or game makers easily create countless types of scary and deadly zombies. Thanks to the content that follows the original game series, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Vietnamese title: Resident Evil: Rise of the Devil) has brought back to the big screen classic zombie genres that once made gamers “lose their appetites.” sleep” for many years.
Poster for the movie Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Zombies from the T-Virus
Zombies in Resident Evil are derived from the inhuman experiments of the Umbrella Corporation. They plot to turn humans into living biological weapons, but the side effect is to turn them into bloodthirsty zombies. The Spencer mansion on the outskirts of Raccoon City is where they experimented with the famous T-Virus. An accident happened that caused many people to turn into zombies and attack the unfortunate victims nearby. The disaster gradually turned all the inhabitants of Raccoon City into zombies.
The zombie from the T-Virus is the basic zombie type in Resident Evil. Compared to movies of the same genre, they are faster and more aggressive. Their greatest strength is their huge numbers thanks to their rapid spread through the air. The few people with antibodies quickly become prey for bloodthirsty zombies. They can easily overcome obstacles to bite their prey and turn the victim into a zombie right after.
Just hearing the sound, they will rush to the target and continuously get up even if hit. The only way to kill these zombies is to shoot them in the head. In addition, they are also capable of terrifying climbing. In the games Resident Evil (1996) and Resident Evil 2 (1998), although Leon S. Kennedy hid in the Raccoon City Police Department, he could not escape the zombie herd or the special team of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine was easily attacked by the mob. dead corpses destroyed.
Not only humans but pets and especially dogs also contract the T-Virus and become zombies. However, unlike humans, which are somewhat slower, canine zombies still retain most of their agility and significantly increase their endurance and aggression. Zombie dogs always appear with a scary appearance when the body is partially necrotic, revealing the eyes that are sticking out. Even, many types of mutant dogs have the ability to split the body into a wide jaw and sharp fangs.
Most of the zombie dogs appearing in Resident Evil are of the Dobermann breed because the breed is used by Sheriff Brian Irons as a working dog at the Raccoon Police Department. Zombie dogs used to make players cry because of their fast speed and suddenly appeared in the dark like deadly ghosts, so it was difficult to hit the head. This creature will return in Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City and spread terror in the audience.
Licker is the most famous zombie strain of the Resident Evil series. They are zombies that mutate after eating too many people. Licker has an appearance that makes viewers obsessed by its large exposed brain, no skin and eyes, long hands full of sharp claws and a meter-long tongue. They are also faster, stronger and more durable than normal zombies many times with the same intelligent attack as predators.
Taking advantage of the flexible climbing ability, Licker often hides in dark corners and uses his tongue to pull prey up high, making it impossible for their teammates to rescue. It is also very sensitive to sound, so it easily hunts even in the dark. Licker is the nightmare of those lucky enough to not get infected and try to survive from the normal zombie hordes.
Zombies from G-Virus
The G-Virus is an evolution of the T-Virus that was secretly experimented by Dr. William Birkin. If the T-Virus only regenerates dead tissues and provides enough energy for the host to survive as a lifeless corpse, the G-Virus possesses the ability to revive cells to make the host stay. rational and close to the “immortal” threshold. In the game Resident Evil, he colluded to sell this virus to the military. That’s why the Umbrella Corporation sent a task force to stop it. During the struggle, William Birkin was hit by a bullet and decided to inject himself with the G-Virus. From there, he turned into the mutant G.
William Birkin’s body began to sprout terrifying fleshy spikes and tentacles. The strength, endurance, and reflexes of the creature infected with the G-Virus increased to the level of “superman”. The G-Virus is an independent living organism with a distinct ability to evolve from a host. In the game, William Birkin changes form up to 5 times and becomes increasingly disgusted. However, the G-Virus is not as infectious as the T-Virus and only organisms with the same genetic makeup can transmit the G-Virus to each other. The only way to kill G is to blow up his entire body with a heavy weapon. In the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City trailer, the audience can see G appearing and most likely due to William Birkin’s transformation.
With a creepy zombie cast that sticks to the original, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City promises to be the most enjoyable zombie-themed survival horror movie at the end of this year.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Resident Evil: Rise of the Devil) is showing in theaters nationwide.