[Rec] 3: Genesis
Directed by Paco Plaza
In the third installment of Paco Plaza’s [REC] series, a couple’s vows are put to the test when a demonic virus turns their wedding guests turn into rabid monsters. Clara and Koldo’s reception is going well, except for their uncle, who seems very unwell. At the party’s peak, he turns into a bloodthirsty being, and soon the guests catch the deadly disease. Can Clara and Koldo make it out alive? Or is the honeymoon over? Plaza veers away from the first two films’ style – leaving the found-footage conceit midway through and ramping up the orgy of blood, DEAD ALIVE-style.
Two newlyweds’ vows are put to the test when their wedding guests turn into rabid monsters.
Cast: Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet, Diego Martin
1 to cgi in the kills
I’m not sure why people hate on this one. It is a different take on the first 2 but it’s meant to be that way. I love it as much as the first 2. I’d have given it all 5 skulls but the whole coming out in armour lost me. It was a bit of a wtf moment but can’t fault the whole movie.
All in all I was satisfied. The first one is still the best, and like the 2nd entry, it has some swings and misses in the bringing in new elements department. I liked that they changed up the hand held format, giving the cinematography more freedom, and some of the comedic elements (SpongeJohn: the hero we never needed, but deserved) balanced well with the moments of horror. What I didn't like were some of the character moments. They were good, but were written to try and make you feel for them when they died, and I feel that's a cheap and old trick. But I digress, a solid entry nonetheless, looking forward to 4.
Dope as F##k. Best 1 in the series!