FILM REVIEW: Rec 2 (Cert 18)
A LESSON I have learnt from my experience of watching [REC] 2 is to never truly expect one thing as you normally end up disappointed. I expected a re-hash of the first, with the same tension and brilliant build-ups to terrifying conclusions. We begin whe
A LESSON I have learnt from my experience of watching [REC] 2 is to never truly expect one thing as you normally end up disappointed.
I expected a re-hash of the first, with the same tension and brilliant build-ups to terrifying conclusions.
We begin where the first movie ended, as a group of people enter the house. All have cameras, all are capturing their findings and all have the character development of a lemon.
The genius of the first film is that it created a completely different kind of zombie movie, where each character was playing an integral part of some evil. We were there from the beginning and we were surviving with them.
Sadly [REC] 2 takes much of that rollercoaster ride away. It uses multiple cameras and many of the shocks from the first are repeated - a glimpse of a zombie and then a crazy run at the camera.
The ending, like the first, could have cut a diamond with its raw intensity and it didn't fail to leave jaws dropped.
- 1 Opposition group to fight plans for new homes in their village
- 2 Outdoor inflatable water park returns to Huntingdonshire
- 3 Fenland man repeatedly raped woman for 20 years
- 4 Jail for man who boasted he was the St Ives 'weed man'
- 5 Woman has 'medical episode' during A1(M) crash
- 6 13-year-old helped to rescue distressed paddleboarders
- 7 Man fined £300 after being linked to fly-tipping
- 8 Police searching for missing man discover body
- 9 Civil war event in Huntingdon this weekend
- 10 Thousands come together at RAF Wyton for Armed Forces Day
None-the-less [REC] 2 yanked the hatchet up a few notches, continued the intriguing mythology of this terrifying place and delivered a sequel that doesn't quite taint the original.