I’m happy to report back that, after all of the wait for this entry into the series, this was totally worth it, completely bloody, very gory and pretty awesome! If you’re new around here or missed my thoughts on the first two they can be found here:
Let me start with a couple of things that I really liked about this.
1} A lot of this takes place during the day so we get full-on daylight blood and guts and rabid people / deranged angels getting sawed in half and eating other people.
2} They really amped up the practical blood and gore and since we can see it, it makes it that much more awesome.
3} After about twenty minutes they (finally) ditch the handheld camera crap, move to a static camera and it REALLY improves on the ability to tell the story – we don’t have to 100% rely on the “someone filming everything so the people will know what really happened here!!!” thing.
4} It has some humor which I thought was funny and worked real well – an asset that seems to have pissed off everyone that comments on IMDB.
5} I got introduced to this person (Leticia Dolera) who I hope makes a ton more movies (that I would watch):
She is totally good looking and stole the show as the chainsaw wielding bride. If you had time to read my valuable words on the first two movies, you would realize that I fully liked the first one (and so did a lot of people) and the second one was even better but it was basically the same exact story as the first but from a different perspective. I liked how they moved away from the apartment building and set the story somewhere else but incorporated little bits (very little bits) about the first two – such as the uncle remarking that he got bit by a dog at the clinic earlier or when we see the rabid people in the mirror they are those creepy deformed and horrible angels from the second or – what I thought was really cool, at one point our main man Koldo (Diego Martín) is surveying the video camera footage and in the background, on the TV, is the actual news broadcast of the reporter in front of the apartment that started off the action in the first one. Very clever, amigos.
This time around Koldo and Clara are all set to get hitched and they are having a lavish wedding when someone’s uncle shows up with his hand in bandages (mentioned above). Things are all happy and lovely and they get their married on and have a reception and suddenly the uncle starts barfing up blood and, well, you know where this is going. Before too long the infected outnumber those that aren’t and it’s super bloody and super awesome and Dolera is smokin’ hot and does some ass kicking on all of these bastards that are ruining her special day.
So, this is called Genesis and it kind of carries forward the religious theme of the second. When it all starts hitting the fan, the priest there explains to them about “angels who rebelled against the lord way back when so he kept them locked up in a dark room with no doors or windows (or something) and they weren’t to be released until the end of times (or something) so this is The Genesis of the Apocalypse (or something)”. The last : ( movie of this series is set to come out next year (according to some interview I read somewhere) and it’s titled “(REC) 4: Apocalypse”. I hope it’s as good as these other three because these bastards were pretty awesome. I would totally advise catching all three of these.