rec 3 poster

So it isn’t just Hollywood that gets carried away with franchises, Spain just had to go and make the [Rec] quadrilogy! Part three, [Rec]3: Genesis really feels like it was made just for fun. Partly in a good way, but for the most part, in a bad way.

The story is set at a wedding, where, of course, there are a few handheld cameras floating around, how convenient! The events that take place here are not before or after the events of part 2 or 3, but rather, they take place parallel to each other. There are a couple clues that allude to this. One takes place early one, which I won’t spoil. The second clue is about half way in, you can see a TV playing the news report outside the apartment complex in parts 1 and 2. Keep an eye out for it, it’s easy to miss, but when you see it, you’re like, ‘hey! thats the apartment block?’ The euphoria doesn’t last long, so enjoy it!

rec 3 still

It is fair to say that this film is split in two parts. Part one is true to the found footage genre, and the second part ignores all the rules for the genre, and does it’s own thing. I found it refreshing, you may not. After watching a lot of shaky-cam films of late, I’ve realised that they tend to give head-aches, maybe it’s just me…

This film is entertaining, but again, nothing new, and no progression to the original story. It’s basically a stand alone film trying to draw from the success of the first film. This film reminds me way to much of The Walking Dead, hence, not really original enough. I am certain Rick Grimes would not approve…

rick grimes

This film is categorised as a horror/romance. Enough said…

If you must.

TRIVIA COOKIE: Artist Tony Moore drew a promotional poster for the US release. Tony Moore is known for his artwork in The Walking Dead comic book series. I love The Walking Dead, by the way…

tony moore art