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[Rec] 2 (2009)

[Rec]² (original title)
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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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Taglines:

There are some places that should stay closed. Forever. Forever. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$5,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,212,444 (Spain), 2 October 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,191, 11 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,766, 18 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,497,446, 18 July 2012
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Dolby Digital EX

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1.85 : 1
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A lot of the footage in the film was actually shot by the actors playing the Special Forces team as they all had helmet-mounted cameras. See more »

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Ángela Vidal: We have to tape everything, Pablo. For fuck's sake.
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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Performed by Concha Piquer
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Thrilling
24 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

A somewhat nice continuation of the first "Rec" movie.

"Rec 2" picks up right where "Rec" left you when it ended. So that is nice.

The characters in the movie were believable and well portrayed, especially because they have that every-day-man-and-woman feel to them, they are just like you and me. That makes the movie all the more real.

Again, picking up the scenery and sets from the first "Rec" movie makes for a good scenery with a constant underlying sense of dread and claustrophobia.

The make up on the infected were good, and the effects were nice as well.

Again the camera work was amazing, makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the chaos. The way the movie is shot works so well, it is like participating in a superb horror game.

Now, what I didn't like about "Rec 2" was the whole possession and Christian propaganda approach they had decided to turn the story to. But looking beyond that, the movie in its entirety came together as a good experience. There were no major frights though, but there was a constant thrill and a sense of being stalked and feeling boxed it. That worked so well.

The ending was very predictable and anti-climatic though. And as such the movie experience is just a notch below the first "Rec" movie. And I am sure this will also spawn a crappy Hollywood Americanized version of the movie, like the first "Rec" movie. It is a disgrace to movies worldwide when Hollywood decides to sink their greedy claws into a good product and milk it for what its worth.


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