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Sunday, March 7, 2010

[9.00/10] [Rec]² (2009)


[Rec]² (2009)

This is a direct sequel to the phenomenal Spanish horror "[Rec]". The story takes place where the original movie ended, this time focusing more on a SWAT team. From the very start "[Rec]²" has the exact same feel as its predecessor. The acting is great, special effects even better. The characters in the movie were believable and well-portrayed, especially because they have that 'everyday man and woman' feel to them, they are just like you and me. That makes the movie all the more real. Again, picking up the scenery and sets from the first "[Rec]" movie makes for a good scenery with a constant underlying sense of dread and claustrophobia. Again the camera work was amazing, makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the chaos. The way the movie is shot works so well, it is like participating in a superb horror game. The whole possession and Christian propaganda approach they had decided to turn the story to was a little unexpected and maybe a little disappointing. However, taking things in a new direction and presenting ideas in a real and efficient way was very effective. From the very beginning it was clear that the directors wanted to have the same approach to "[Rec]²", but with a twist, a twist that would change the movies perspective and make it for once different. "[Rec]²" is a honest movie, made by horror fanatics for true horror fans. Jaume Balaguer√≥ and Paco Plaza prove themselves once again as pure horror geniuses!

2 comments:

Kaijinu said...

actually, I find the idea of zombie-demons to be very clever! I mean, come-on, we get tons of infected humans acting like the undead ever since 28 Days Later took over! Why not something farfetched?

That, and I'm a proud Catholic...by name! haha!

Nebular said...

I do too. The original remains better though. No, not better... THE BEST horror movie ever!