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[Rec]² (2009)
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In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Owen (as Jonathan Mellor)
Óscar Zafra ...
Jefe (as Oscar Sánchez Zafra)
Ariel Casas ...
Larra
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Martos
Pablo Rosso ...
Rosso
Rafa Parra ...
Rosso (voice)
Pep Molina ...
Padre Jennifer
Andrea Ros ...
Mire
Àlex Batllori ...
Ori
Pau Poch ...
Tito
Juli Fàbregas ...
Bombero
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Claudia Silva ...
Martha Carbonell ...
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...
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The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Fear Revisited

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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2 October 2009 (Spain)  »

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$5,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,191 (USA) (9 July 2010)

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$27,024 (USA) (6 August 2010)
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Pablo Rosso, the camera from the original [Rec] (2007), returns this time as the SWAT member Rosso. See more »

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How the .Rec series was practically wrecked
20 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is unfortunately one thing in this sequel that really killed it for me: the behaviour of the Spanish special forces team (think SWAT) who enter the quarantined building. They basically acted totally out of character, panicking right away, and acting like frightened school girls instead of trained professionals. I could have bought it if it was gradual unease building up slowly to panic, but nooo, it's instant overboard hysterical reactions, shouting at each other and acting stupidly.

Other than that, I didn't mind too much that they changed the nature of the threat to something more supernatural, kept things "fresh" I suppose, although some things only being there in the dark (ex.: the basin) bugged me. I thought that for an over-the-shoulder camera filming, it was very well done and stress-inducing without being too jittery and cheap-looking. The "creatures" were basically bloodied up humans with scary contact lenses, but they were suitably menacing to me, mostly because of their speed and the way it was filmed. The last female creature, looking different from the others, was quite creepy. I even wondered how they did "her".

I also liked the structure where basically half-way through, the main protagonists changed. As I implied, the acting by the Spanish SWAT team members was totally over the top and unbelievable really hurting my suspension of disbelief, and making me actively dislike them. I enjoyed the character of the "doctor" though who had the calm intensity down. This is something I won't say often, but I wish the Americans remade this flawed sequel as Quarantine 2, but it seems the story will be totally different (in an airport...).

Rating: 4 out of 10 (Poor)


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