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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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Diego Martín ...
Koldo
Ismael Martínez ...
Rafa
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Adrián
Borja Glez. Santaolalla ...
Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta ...
Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez ...
Canon
Miguel Ángel González ...
John Esponja
Ramón Agirre ...
Danilo
Xavier Ruano ...
Cura
José de la Cruz ...
Abuelo Matias
Antonio Barroso ...
Pequeñin
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 | Romance

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

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30 March 2012 (Spain)  »

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[REC] 3: Genesis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,001 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$8,973 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Trivia

Two months before shooting, Leticia Dolera went into the gym with a personal trainer, training five days a week to prepare for the zombie slaying scenes. See more »

Quotes

Clara: Hoy es mi día.
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Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Canción de amor y muerte
Written by Iván Ferreiro and Amaro Ferreiro
Performed by Iván Ferreiro
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This is a spoof right?
23 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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