I absolutely LOVED rec and rec 2, they are in my eyes the best horror films ever made!!
To this day i still have nightmares!
However when i heard about rec genesis i was excited to see it. I read reviews of it on here and there were a lot of negative ones, I decided to buy this and watch it anyway, bad idea! I was expecting to be hiding behind my pillow and jumping through the roof with fear (as i did with the first 2).... i experienced none of this.
Rec Genesis starts with a wedding.... about 25 minutes of footage from the wedding, however we do see a link when an uncle complains of a dog bite. (Obviously the dog max from the first film)
Finally this uncle starts to experience symptoms and well, you can guess the rest.
One of the things that made this film terrible is that the "infected" act completely differently from the first two films! In the first two we see people being bitten and it takes a wee while for them to become infected which is brilliant for adding tension, in genesis however, we see a group of infected burst into the room, and start biting the guests, then within seconds, the majority of people are now infected!
Another bad point was that in the first two the infected could run up and down stairs at a high speed with zero difficulty, and come at you without giving you a chance to even think about running away. Rec genesis sees the infected wandering around, giving you plenty of time to find ways into locked rooms, comfort others and have tender romantic moments with loved ones!! This is such a disappointment! Albeit there was some moments of running and jumping off balconies but this seemed to wear off and they seemed bored.
The thrill and horror from the first two were that these infected would jump out at you and you had to think fast! You could really feel the fear in that building. Now you could have time to make a cup of tea and still get away!
Did not quite understand the time it took to block off the area and the ending when the bride and groom are able to walk out of the apparently sealed off area, dispite the bride being infected. Although they do end up being shot.
Very disappointed in this addition to the rec series as i was expecting much more scares and much more consistency from the fantastic plot of the first 2. I hope rec 4 is not another disappointment.