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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 ...
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Borja Glez. Santaolalla ...
Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta ...
Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez ...
Miguel Ángel González ...
John Esponja
Ramón Agirre ...
Xavier Ruano ...
José de la Cruz ...
Abuelo Matias
Antonio Barroso ...
Toni Sans ...
Aitor Legardón ...
Amigo Fiestero
Paco Moreno ...


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


Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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14 April 2012 | by (Puerto Rico) – See all my reviews

What on Earth happened here? The first two movies were great! I don't understand how is it possible that they could be turned into something this awful. The idea of making it into more of a comedy didn't help at all. Characters looked stupid and storyline was ridiculous and boring. After about 30 minutes I kept looking at my watch, but I kept going because I wanted to see the ending. What a disappointment! I'm really mad with the final result. Let's hope the 4th installment won't be so crappy.

I did enjoy the acting, though, because Daniel Martin (the actor playing Koldo) is one of my favorites from Spain, and the woman playing the lead role did a good job too, but the characters were lacking so much insight that at the end, talent wasn't enough.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, unless you're a big fan of the first two and want to see everything related to it!

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