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

www.cnet.com
5 min read
fairly easy
The movie adaptation leans heavily on the games that inspired it, so let's take a look at some of the major Easter eggs.
Sony Pictures

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City feels like a love letter to the long running game series, with a story that adapts the first two entries into a movie. Along with a post-credits cameo from a classic character, the movie also references elements from games' 25-year history as iconic heroes flee a city doomed by the Umbrella Corporation's biological experiments.

Director Johannes Roberts has managed to stuff a massive amount of Easter eggs into this movie, so let's take a look at some of the more involved ones I can remember after one viewing.

Looking for Black Friday deals? Don't miss a minute of the action with our Don't miss a minute of the action with our live coverage of Black Friday 2021 deals

A sandwich's worth of SPOILERS lies below.

A STARS sandwich

An early scene with STARS police unit Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker and Chris Redfield sees the trio hanging out in a diner before all hell breaks out in Raccoon City. Jill snatches Wesker's food and takes a bite.

"You snooze, you lose," she says. "It's Jill's sandwich now.

This alludes to one of the most beloved lines in video gaming history. Early in the original 1996 game, Jill is almost crushed by a trap in which she's locked in a room and the ceiling starts to descend. She's rescued by her colleague Barry Burton (who's disappointingly absent in the movie), and he utters the iconic words.

"That was too close, you were almost a Jill sandwich," he says.

Words to live by.

Classic boss monsters

Another one from Jill. She asks her fellow STARS members if they'd prefer to be "swallowed whole by a snake or eaten alive by a great white shark." This is a reference to two of the bosses encountered in the original…
Sean Keane
Read full article