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Amazing, Incredible Film That Deserves To Be Seen By Millions,
This review is from: Rec2 [DVD] (DVD)
This film needs to be seen by as many people as possible. If you've come across this listing, do not hesitate to buy this film now. I was one of the few people lucky enough to see this Spanish subtitled film in an English cinema and it was easily the best film I've seen this year. The whole movie is a visceral, terrifying rollercoaster ride that drips with unbearable tension. Not only did I jump clean out of my seat during the first `jumpy' attack scene, but I waved both arms and kicked out a leg. I kicked out a leg at the screen because I was instinctively trying to defend myself against what was rushing towards the screen/me. No other movie has immersed me to this extent.
The film picks up a few minutes after the first film left off - indeed, the two films could easily and seamlessly be sow together and made into one 3 hour movie. A SWAT team follow the TV presenter, cameraman and firemen from the first film into the quarantined apartment block and it feels like the months or years since you watched Rec 1 never happened. The apartment block is identical and the blood stains in the lobby are exactly where they were before. The film blends two horror genres (zombies and demonic possession) and goes full throttle in the direction it hinted at in the Penthouse apartment during the final ten minutes of the first film. I won't spoil the film for you, but there's an amazing twist towards the end that will get fans of the first film squirming with excitement.
Inevitably, I guess the big question is ... is it better than the first film? With the same Writers and Directors, both Rec 1 and 2 are incredible, but Rec 2 is certainly scarier. I absolutely CANNOT wait until Rec 3!
My only very minor grumble with the film is down to the people who did the subtitles. During the amazing climax of the film, there's an Austin Powers moment where the subtitles are difficult to read as it is white text on a white background.
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Initial post: 3 Oct 2010 22:09:00 BDT
Did we watch the same film??? This film was dreadful, and I'm a huge huge fan of the original.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2011 12:05:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2011 12:06:06 GMT
It certainly doesn't deserve all these 5 star ratings. It's a 2 star film.
(3 stars at a push).
Following directly on from the first film is often a good idea (the original Halloween 2, Cold Prey 2 etc) and the direction the sequel takes with the origins of the 'zombies' is quite clever, but it's poorly executed, as some of it makes no sense when taking into account what happened in the first film.
The night vision stuff is absurd and the end was terrible too.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jun 2013 16:31:32 BDT
I was lucky enough to see this at the cinema on the big screen and, for me, it was a 5 star "experience". I felt like I was on a ride. Rec 3 Genesis was a let down, but this was a great sequel, I thought.
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