Well, bite me, if this movie didn’t suck. I really enjoyed the original [REC], a Spanish-language horror film about a quarantined apartment complex plagued by a mysterious rabies contagion. It was remade in the U.S. as “Quarantine” (also a good film).
But, then came the sequel, [REC] 2, and all of a sudden, the original scientific explanation was out the window and the hyper-zombies were simply the spawn of Satan. What? Are you kidding? Where did this religious stuff come from? It’s a virus, for gosh sake.
Well, now [REC] 3: Genesis has really gone off the deep end. It’s a wedding! And, there’s a priest!
The bride and groom are so happy! But then Uncle Fritz shows up sweating like a pig. Yes, he’s got the virus. Instead of the wedding cake, everyone starts savoring the human meat pies. Yum!
[REC] 3: Genesis is okay action wise. Plenty of zombies and gore to go around. It’s the dumping of the medical explanation for the outbreak that really irritates. Who cares about science when you have a priest who can stop the demons by citing scripture? What a mess! Grade: D+
Street Date: November 6, 2012
Runtime: 80 minutes
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Rated: “R” for strong bloody horror violence and some language