“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” (Screen Gems)

Robbie Amell and Kaya Scodelario star in a scene from the movie "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Screen Gems)

By Catholic News Service

A corrupt corporation has poisoned the water supply of the titular factory town, transforming most of its inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies. Among their targets are a police officer (Robbie Amell), his estranged sister (Kaya Scodelario) and three of his colleagues (Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper and Avan Jogia).

Writer-director Johannes Roberts’ reboot of the videogame-based franchise is a drab ordeal, and the initially somewhat-restrained bloodletting by which it’s characterized eventually turns into a foul flood.

Excessive gory violence, gruesome images, numerous uses of profanity, about a half-dozen milder oaths, pervasive rough and much crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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