4 Non Blondes were trending on social media after the trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City dropped today. The latest entry in the long-running video game movie adaptations sees things go back to basics with the popular setting of Resident Evil 1 and 2. However, the real star of this entire clip is the now-time-honored tradition of slowing down a popular song to use in a trailer for a big film. 90s buffs will instantly recognize the 1993 hit “What’s Up?”. Funny enough, earlier this year the music video for the hit surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. Seeing as how Resident Evil really had a hold on the late 90s, the musical choice really hits. So, it’s just a banner day for nostalgia on social media. (But, really isn’t every day?) Check out the trailer down below:
🚨ALERT🚨 from #NYCC: Be the first to witness the origin of Evil in the ☣️NEW TRAILER☣️ for #ResidentEvil: #WelcomeToRaccoonCity.
See it exclusively in movie theaters November 24. https://t.co/cd7mZuuChi pic.twitter.com/GhsQ5CMKdy
— Resident Evil (@ResidentEvil) October 7, 2021
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City released an official synopsis:
“Once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever…changed…and a small group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.”
Has the song gotten stuck in your head? Let us know in the comments!
This is a wild take
What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes is the worst song of the 1990s & I will die on that musical hill pic.twitter.com/GAMmrwj2bE
— T👻r👻 D🐈⬛bl💀n 🎃🧙🏻♀️ (@taradublinrocks) October 7, 2021
Some side effects
i heard the Gritty Trailer Cover of What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes in this trailer and immediately contracted the t-virus https://t.co/Ir6cA2NebF
— 〽️ax krieger’s big moves (@MaxKriegerVG) October 7, 2021
All this is missing is “4 Non Blondes” playing in the background 😂 https://t.co/D3bECbd0J8
— Bruce Kush (@bruce__kush) October 7, 2021
Not everyone is a fan
When you’re enjoying the trailer of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City but “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes starts playing: pic.twitter.com/fNYVULmYJK
— Ely (@Elympus_Mons) October 7, 2021
If someone isn’t doing this in the remake right now…
I don’t care what people say. The idea of mowing down a swarm of zombies while 4 Non Blondes is playing at full blast sounds like a good time to me.
— Jasper (@jasper6912) October 7, 2021
Hard to argue
The funniest thing about that RE trailer is that everyone cares more about them using ‘What’s up?’ from 4 Non Blondes rather than the actual content.
That’s what you get when you use one of the foundational blocks of the internet as a track.https://t.co/ur3hiImgh9
— Ivanhobe (@TheIvanhobe) October 7, 2021
✨When Lady Gaga Covering 4 Non Blondes “What’s Up” pic.twitter.com/wrcqzqV5qM
— OMAR ARNOLD ♛ |✊🏻✊🏿| ♛ (@Omar_777_) October 7, 2021
Saw 4 Non Blondes trending and was like hey what’s going on
— 🎃Imani Gandy Corn🎃 (@AngryBlackLady) October 7, 2021