- Aug 20
- [REC] 3 Genesis: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 20/08/12 at 05:10 PM
Director: Paco Plaza. Review: Adam Wing.
As with the majority of zombie films made today, the makers of [REC] 3 are keen to point out that their film isn’t a zombie movie. And they’re right of course, [REC] mythology has always specialised in something far greater, but we’re still talking about ravenous dead guys taking chunks out of their next unhappy meal, so you’ll forgive me for labelling this a zombie fix.
In case you’ve been living in an abandoned apartment complex for the past five years, the [REC] films play out in much the same way as the early entries of the Alien saga. The first film is very claustrophobic, tightly constructed and dripping in tension, much like Ridley Scott’s original entry in the Alien franchise. [REC] 2 plays out in similar fashion but ups the ante with extra firepower and more attention to action. It’s also in many ways the superior picture. Thankfully that’s where comparisons end. [REC] 3 shares nothing in common with Alien 3, in fact some might argue it’s the polar opposite...Continue review here.
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