[REC]3 Genesis

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[REC]3 Genesis

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:47 pm

9/10 - Big thanks to the leading man for putting the boot into the wobble-cam early in this one. Turns into a lovely romantic horror with just the right amount of cheese. Helps that the leading lady is drop-dead gorgeous... Roawr.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Kris » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:49 pm

Loved it, like how it doesn't take itself too seriously
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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Blandhorror » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:52 am

Plus, you know, Leticia Dolera is smokin' hot

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Muffy St. John » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:43 am

2/10 This was really, really awful! I'm all for subverting genres and taking sequels in new directions, but it seemed like the film makers had never seen the original and they really would have benefitted from learning a few lessons from it. Eg. no comedy, claustrophobic atmosphere..... the reason it's called REC... We left early, but not early enough.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by AdeBrown » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:31 am

Highlight so far.
Taking it in its own right (for the reasons Muffy refers to, though I have no problem with the changes), the lead actors were the perfect couple. One thing worth noting is that the background cast looked like people at a wedding rather than people who very much want to appear as zombies in a film ("Hordesourcing" movies take note).

Comedy was not too intrusive, but worked well when applied.
Notably the pay off to deaf Grandad.

I hope they filmed an alternative "Power of Love" ending for the DVD but chose the one we saw last night, because it was better.
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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by svengalidonut » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:19 pm

Brilliant opening and outstanding wedding crowd scenes...
then it quickly fell apart by pushing the comedy aspects too far.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Kris » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:08 pm

I think it worked as what was a very serious first film got totally subverted with this. Great kills, wicked humour and my film of the festival so far.
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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Stephen with ph » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:00 am

Meh...

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by djwoody » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Great film and loved the way they switched from the hand held / shakey cam style. Doesn't quite fit in the series but a good time film

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by gazadams » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:57 pm

Never seen the first two . As dont like the lost film /cam footage . But thought this was really great ! 8/10

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Wolfshade » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:52 pm

I absolutely loved the first 2 films and I was dismayed to see they'd turned the series into a silly comedy and I just couldn't get into it all as a result. Maybe I need to watch it again and just judge it as a comedy rather than a [REC] sequel...

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by The Aylmer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:22 am

This was one of my favourites. Hit all the right buttons for me. 9/10.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Buffalobill » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:19 am

Muffy St. John wrote:2/10 This was really, really awful! I'm all for subverting genres and taking sequels in new directions, but it seemed like the film makers had never seen the original and they really would have benefitted from learning a few lessons from it. Eg. no comedy, claustrophobic atmosphere..... the reason it's called REC... We left early, but not early enough.
This.

What a way to ruin a totally awesome series of films. The biggest disappointment of the festival for me, although as a stand alone movie with no ties to the Rec films it wasn't bad.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:17 pm

This is a bit of a weird one.

Perfectly fine as a wedding/zombie attack nightmare sort of thing.

But I really didnt see quite how this fitted into the REC universe, or maybe just using that to help with marketing it.

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Re: [REC]3 Genesis

Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:21 pm

Perhaps they should have called it "WEDDING FEAST" or "TIL DEATH US DO PART - THE MOVIE" or "HONEY, MY UNCLE'S A ZOMBIE!"
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