[ REC ] 3 Génesis
The terrible 3s hits the Rec series.
Hugely disappointing follow up to the classic original and the very good sequel, Rec 3 takes the series in a sorely misguided direction. Directed by one half of the original duo who brought us the first two, Paco Plaza seems to be the weaker half of the group. His ambitions are admirable, and the opening pre-credits sequence shows much promise and cleverness, but once it drops the found footage style of the first two installments it is all downhill from there. Trading true terror for campy Raimi-esque horror just completely backfires. I do hope that the final film in this saga returns to it's stylistic roots, because if the series ends on another sour note like this one did, it will be quite a tragic finale to what could have been a 1-2-3-4 punch to the horror genre. But I still have hope.