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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan D. Mellor ... Dr. Owen (as Jonathan Mellor)
Óscar Zafra ... Jefe (as Oscar Sánchez Zafra)
Ariel Casas Ariel Casas ... Larra
Alejandro Casaseca ... Martos
Pablo Rosso Pablo Rosso ... Rosso
Rafa Parra Rafa Parra ... Rosso (voice)
Pep Molina Pep Molina ... Padre Jennifer
Andrea Ros ... Mire
Àlex Batllori Àlex Batllori ... Ori
Pau Poch ... Tito
Juli Fàbregas Juli Fàbregas ... Bombero
Ferran Terraza Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Claudia Silva ... Jennifer
Martha Carbonell Martha Carbonell ... Sra. Izquierdo
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Policía Joven
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Storyline

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

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[Rec] 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Budget:

$5,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,191, 11 July 2010

Gross USA:

$27,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,497,446
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Solid sequel to Spain's very own 28 Days Later
20 June 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Ignoring the – rather pointless – Hollywood remake, Quarantine, REC was a cult classic in the horror genre. However, naturally – being a Spanish movie – it was cursed with subtitles, therefore it never reached a mainstream audience. However, that didn't stop it spawning a sequel, which takes place immediately after the events in the first film.

If you haven't seen REC then stop reading and watch it now. It is the better of the two movies, but, as far as sequels go, REC2 is actually pretty good. Here, a team of armed police officers enter a quarantined building to see what happened to the original occupants. And here's a clue… zombies.

Of course naturally things don't go too well for our boys in blue and, if you can ignore the fact that armed, well-trained men get easily overpowered and forced onto the back foot by unarmed (albeit zombified) civilians, then you can enjoy this one, too. There's more gunplay as the budget is bigger than the original, so they can afford to add a few shoot-outs into the mix. However, if you've seen the original, you'll have already seen the best scares. REC2 certainly isn't as intense as its predecessor, but it's still a decent enough follow-on.

Plus you probably won't care about the central team as much as they're all just 'men in armour' and it's hard to make out who's who. There are some other characters added a little way into the film, but that feels like an interruption as you've done your best to follow (and care about) the initial team before this new lot are thrown into the frying pan.

It's not as good as REC, but in a world of terrible cash-in sequels, it certainly stands out as one of the better ones (which is more than I can say for 'REC3').


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