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[REC] 2

[Rec] ²

Spain, 2009
Horror

Synopsis

The action continues from [REC], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

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[REC] 2 Directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza

Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Special Effects

Gaudí Awards

2010 | 4 wins including: Best Film Editing

What are people saying?

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film [REC] 2

    Everything that the first [REC] did so well, this film fails at. We've got tough, cussin, heavily-armed SWAT guys who turn into screaming wimps at the sight of a rabid grandma.Teenage kids who decide to break into a medically quarantined building because it somehow represents their chance at a better life. And an ending that not only retroactively ruins the ending of the first but is just plain revolting to boot.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film [REC] 2

    An astonishing piece of filmmaking. Again, like the original, it's dealing with the nature of 'the image' and the need to record. That is, 'cinema as spectacle', casting the audience as a genuine (if passive, by necessity) participant, allowing us to see everything as the characters might see it. Formally daring and more audacious than any festival bait; the approach falls somewhere between Russian Ark and Redacted.

  • The Macho King's rating of the film [REC] 2

    This is such a shitty ass sequel. It does have some scary moments in it but the films story/structural edIting/and flat out outlandish-ness just ruins it 4me.It's mere existence taints the original and the American remake.

  • mpho3's rating of the film [REC] 2

    If Rec is a beautiful sweater, Rec 2 takes a thread from a snag in that garb and makes a complimentary pair of pants. Though I liked Rec more, together they make a great outfit. Despite some mid-film tedium, the last 15 minutes is brilliant. I'm not a horror aficionado, but these films are too cleverly made not to appreciate. 3 1/2 stars

  • Valu2009's rating of the film [REC] 2

    More of the same...for dummies. The first one was better, with almost no explanations, but this sequel tries - with no success - to explain (too many) things. Sometimes it works a little. The ending is awful. In a bad way, I mean.

  • Mr.Wolf's rating of the film [REC] 2

    Omg I wanted to kill my self, really it just loses it all, bye bye! Adios! come on the whole story just goes out the window, all of a sudden, theres more to the attic and your in "mission impossible" merged with "28 days later", then "the exorcist" with the unholy blood, then of course magic doors and objects a hint of "Shutter". Fuck me! Disapointing completly, should have stuck with the first movie...crap in a reel

  • Malt Frisky's rating of the film [REC] 2

    The strength of the first was it's mystery. That's what builds horror. Trying to comprehend something you don't understand is terrifying. Trying to tack on a full on explanation with actors overacting with illogical anger from what they're being told tends to suck out the tension. Some good ideas that would have worked great in a video game but leaves you questioning why just one person works the night vision camera!

  • João R.'s rating of the film [REC] 2

    Its focus shifts from creating strain and a spooky aspect (that was very noticeable in the first installment) to explaining the origin of the virus (which, while it could have helped the storyline, by mixing a lot of elements it completely ruins the mood) and, by doing so, it bites its own tail. Not scary elements and, even tough it stretches the story, it fells lazy.

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