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  • Heartwarming Moment: Chris' team fawning over Rebecca because of her intelligence and coming up with a cure for the virus, then Chris realizes they're not discussing Breaking Bad for once. Guess where the discussion leads.
  • Inferred Holocaust:
    • Leon causes multiple civilian casualties during the Cerberus chase scene, by tossing live grenades onto the freeway. The pileup wasn't intentional on his part (he kills a Cerberus who falls under the wheels of a car, causing it to spin out) but not once does he hesitate, or even bother to see if any of them survived.
    • Nadia tries to snipe Arias with a rail gun so powerful that it completely destroys a row of perfectly operational and apparently non-infected buildings. It leaves a deep wound in his shoulder, but failed to kill him.
    • Given that many of the secondary infectees would have been turned into zombies by fatal wounds, the heroes providing an antidote for the virus would mean many victims would drop dead from their injuries.
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    • There's one freshly-turned zombie we see snacking on her boyfriend. How many cured victims returned to their senses over the horrifically nightmarish situation of eating their own dead loved ones?
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Even though he's a badass already, fans are already calling Leon the most overpowered character in Resident Evil by taking multiple buildings with a single bullet.note 
    • This clip has already entered Memetic Mutation territory by virtue of Leon fighting like John Wick.
  • Narm:
    • When Chris is trying to describe Glenn Arias, the way he says "merchant of death" makes it sound like he's trying too hard to make him sound like The Dreaded.
    • One uncharacteristically well-coordinated zombie tries to tackle Leon with the technique of a football player sacking a quarterback.
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    • A gun fight between Arias and Chris plays out into this full force; where the series has usually been at least vaguely realistic about shootouts before is replaced by the two practically trying to beat the crap out of eachother while simultaneously shooting their pistols with Bottomless Magazines at close-range. A part of the scene culminates in the two literally circling eachother shooting at the other's feet and just looks ridiculous.
    • Arias' Disney Villain Disney Death looks like an extremely bloody version of a Wile E. Coyote gag.
    • The bombing of Arias' wedding. He takes a missile to the face and survives with a few scratches, but everyone else is killed or mutilated.
    • The out-of-nowhere moment that the characters gush over Breaking Bad on the helicopter. A humanizing moment that shows they have lives outside of their jobs, sure, but still a silly moment.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Cliched, over the top, and plain ridiculous at points, given the physics-defying action scenes. But it's never slow paced, providing a silly fast action popcorn-muncher that is fun to watch.
  • Signature Scene: Chris and Leon's Gun Fu fight against a horde of zombies in a hallway.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • Being handed off to a different studio than the previous two CGI movies, there are bits with the animation and circumstances that don't quite look right. One example is when Diego ambushes the heroes at a diner with his gatling gun, which tears the whole place apart and gores a waitress in the background (who goes flailing in an exaggerated motion-captured way). And yet despite the bullets tearing chunks out of the environment all over the place, Leon ducks behind a flimsy wooden table and you can practically see the tracers hitting next to his exposed hand, but he's perfectly safe and unharmed without even a single shake from the table.
    • Character animation and continuity is also a bit wonk, as while the fight scenes with Leon and Chris versus a horde of zombies looks cool in motion, blatant Mook Chivalry comes into effect and the two jump around in their scenes almost haphazardly at points.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • Chronologically, the movie takes place sometime before the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Unfortunately, it doesn't feature anything that bridges the two stories together, meaning the reason why Chris is now working with Umbrella remains a mystery. Its DLC Not a Hero eventually reveals that he was outsourced by Umbrella due to Eveline's activity in the area. Hence allowing Umbrella to even have a chance to fight off the Molded and Eveline.
    • Patricio begs Leon for help in rescuing his family from the surviving members of the Los Illuminados cult. Whether it's a simple Call-Back or a Sequel Hook isn't clear, but either way, it's never followed up on in the film.
    • The highly-waited canonical return of Rebbeca (which Capcom had promised for almost a decade) was this for many people due to her role in the film in which she gets kidnapped in the exact middle of the film and stays a captive for the rest of the movie until her rescue before the final battle. Many felt that her kidnapping diminished her role just to have the most popular franchise protagonist; Leon S.Kennedy, and experienced franchise protagonist; Chris Redfield, take the spotlight.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Glenn Arias got bombed in the middle of his wedding; killing his wife, friends and family. Because of this, he's completely convinced the world is cruel and evil and needs to be destroyed, to the point both Leon and Rebecca sympathize with him. The problem is that there's absolutely no incentive for any sane person to feel that way; Glenn Arias is an underground weapons merchant specializing in illegal war-tech, including bioweapons, who made his best profits by selling to war-torn countries and the criminal underground. Worse still, it's clarified that he'd been pursuing this career before that attack, and in fact it was carried out by one of the governments he'd been selling to due to them figuring out he was playing them. Meaning that, even before his wedding party was annihilated, he still profited off the death and suffering of countless innocent people; the only thing that changed after this personal tragedy was his motive for continuing to do so.

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