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[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)

[Rec]³: Génesis (original title)
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A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

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Cast

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Ismael Martínez ...
Rafa
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Borja Glez. Santaolalla ...
Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta ...
Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez ...
Canon
Miguel Ángel González ...
John Esponja
Ramón Agirre ...
Danilo (as Ramón Aguirre)
Xavier Ruano ...
Cura
José de la Cruz ...
Abuelo Matías
Antonio Barroso ...
Pequeñín
Toni Sans ...
Jumanji
Aitor Legardón ...
Amigo Fiestero
Paco Moreno ...
Charly
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Storyline

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future '[REC] 4 Apocalypse.' Written by www.dreadcentral.com

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Two radically different films from Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

[REC] 3: Genesis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,091,724 (Spain), 30 March 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,001, 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,973, 30 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,148,447, 21 July 2012
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Comic book artist Tony Moore, known for his work in The Walking Dead (2010) comic book series, drew a poster for this film's promotion in the United States. See more »

Quotes

Clara: Hoy es mi día.
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The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 22 minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Carolina
Written by Carlos Tarque (as Carlos G. Tarque), Prisco Priscus (as C. Prisco), Ricardo Ruipérez (as R. Ruipérez), Santiago Campillo (as S. Campillo), J.P. Saura and Antonio Otero (as J.A. Otero)
Performed by M Clan (as M-Clan)
©2001 by Vortex Dro East West
Courtesy of Warner Music Spain
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This is a spoof right?
23 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Well where to start...I'm gob smacked that such a brilliant zombie/horror franchise has been defaced.

The film totally departs from REC 1 & 2 with the only link being that "Uncle" was bit by "Jennifer's" (Little girl from REC 1) dog which was impounded from the vets, resulting in the authorities awareness of the infection and quarantining the original building.

I'm not sure what the director was thinking with the black humour/comedy and if it was even intentional or I was laughing at the juxtaposition of mess and slapstick deaths. The camera work itself is NOT hand-held, which totally opposes the 'REC' style and therefore doesn't have the same impact of claustrophobia and paranoia. The acting however wasn't too bad and I feel sorry for Leticia Dolera & Javier Botet, but the appalling storyline and screenplay made it impossible to be a good movie.

In conclusion it's not an entirely doomed film, and is better than most zombie films, but it's just got too much to live up to with its predecessors' and is not of REC standard. I think it's safe to say the REC fans need Jaume Balagueró back! As Paco Plaza simply cannot do it on his own. - Tyron.


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