[fails to uphold the standard set by REC 1][REC]³ Génesis (2012) (Spanish)
RJG Rating- 35
A deadly virus gatecrashes a wedding reception.
Starring- Leticia Dolera,Diego Martín
Director- Paco Plaza
Rec is one of the best horror movies of recent times.It was a first person point of view type movie with all its shakiness and terror and a jaw dropping climax.Rec2 followed on Rec's heel but ended up biting off more than it could chew by adding too much religion into the mix.
Unlike its predecessor ,Rec 3 goes completely out of its way.After the first 20min,Rec3 drops the First Person POV and adopts the normal camera mode.The movie takes place outside the building (setting for the REC1&2) and takes place at a wedding hall.
The cast are also new to the series.Everyone was average including the main leads.
The story was not very great and didnt match up to the previous entries.As typical horror movies , the characters were made out to be idiots who lacked any common sense.The religious overtones ruin the story's intensity.
Direction by Placo was poor.Taking out the vital ingredients of the main movie makes Rec 3 more of a stand alone than part of the series.And even as a standalone its pretty tame.The horror element is weak and other than some sudden screaming ,theres nothing too scary in Rec3.Substituting for horror is the romance.It would have been okay if it wasnt a horror movie.The usual cliches of romance can be found.Usually the climax of the REC series are known to be shocking ,but Rec 3 fails to deliver a such a climax,instead it gives us one of the most idiotic things a character could ever do in a horror movie.
Overall ,Rec fans will be disappointed ,while for others its a timepass horror movie.