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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.

Director:

Paco Plaza

Writers:

Luiso Berdejo (screenplay), Paco Plaza (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leticia Dolera ... Clara
Diego Martín ... Koldo
Ismael Martínez ... Rafa
Àlex Monner ... Adrián
Borja Glez. Santaolalla Borja Glez. Santaolalla ... Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta Emilio Mencheta ... Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez David Ramírez ... Canon
Miguel Ángel González Miguel Ángel González ... John Esponja
Ramón Agirre ... Danilo (as Ramón Aguirre)
Xavier Ruano Xavier Ruano ... Cura
José de la Cruz José de la Cruz ... Abuelo Matías
Antonio Barroso Antonio Barroso ... Pequeñín
Toni Sans Toni Sans ... Jumanji
Aitor Legardón Aitor Legardón ... Amigo Fiestero
Paco Moreno 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 ahmetkozan

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Taglines:

Till death do us part. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Leticia Dolera had previously portrayed Angela Vidal, the reporter of the previous REC films, in the parody Spanish Movie (2009). The "REC" scenes also featured directors Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. See more »

Quotes

Clara: Hoy es mi día.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 22 minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

References Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

La canción del valor
Written by Loquillo (as Sanz), Pascual and Martínez
Performed by Loquillo y Trogloditas
© by Sanz Beltrán Espectáculos 1996, S.L.
Courtesy of Warner Music Spain
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This is a spoof right?
23 July 2012 | by TyronnosaurSee 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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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Catalan | French

Release Date:

30 March 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[REC] 3: Genesis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,001, 9 September 2012

Gross USA:

$9,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,019,975
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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