Thursday, May 21, 2015

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE

REC 4: Apocalypse Movie Review

Picking up where the first REC movie left off, this one finds television reporter Angela (Manuela Velasco) being rescued from the infected building and moved to an oil tanker to be quarantined with other people who may have come in contact with the virus. Once there, naturally, the virus outbreak occurs once more. There are a couple things that will pop out almost immediately to fans of this series--first, though this takes place beginning the day after the original film, Angela appears to have aged about ten years.

Maybe 12...

This is not unexpected as the same actress plays the part and the movies were shot seven years apart, but this is the risk you run in having the film follow this story. Velasco does a really good job in this movie, as she did in the first, so the whole aging thing can be overlooked. The second thing fans will notice is that for the first time in the series no part of the movie is shot as a found footage film. I am a fan of this series, especially the first film, but I was a little disappointed in this outing--not that it's a bad film (it's not), it just didn't quite live up to the punch delivered by the first film. The characters are uninteresting, and Angela is in it way too little. The gore and horror are there (it may do for boat motors what Dead Alive did for lawnmowers), but it doesn't come close to really being "scary" (the first one was terrifying) and it suffers from poor performances (Velasco notwithstanding). Still, this is a film that I did enjoy, and seen as a stand-alone film, it is fairly enjoyable.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

REC 4: Apocalypse Movie Trailer

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