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There are always exceptions to everything, however, and [REC]2 is an example of a sequel that I enjoyed thoroughly. It manages to be non-stop action but without skimping on story at all. There is plenty of eerie atmosphere and a few jump scares. As a sequel should do, it gives us information about what happened to characters that survived the original and also furthered the story, filling in some of the mystery around the first story.
In [REC]2, we follow a group of SWAT team members as they are sent into a quarantined apartment building where a viral outbreak has spread and killed most, turning residents into crazed, violent lunatics. The virus is described as a derivation of rabies. That's about all you should know about the plot going in. I don't want to ruin it for you. Let me say, though, that there are some surprises regarding the virus and it's origins as well as some of the people trying to get in and out of the building and their motives. However, this film does not hinge on plot twists, which is refreshing.
The style in which this film was shot is terrific. It's done in much the same way as the first, only BETTER, as they improved their techniques. It's easier to watch, with less shaky, jerking camera and there's more light so you can tell what's happening easier. These things make it scarier and more intense.Read more ›
If you liked the first film, you will enjoy this, but I have to say, considering the first half hour of the film moved in the same way REC did, as well as sort-of re-establishing REC's story, seeing REC before seeing REC 2 isn't a must. Still a great film and gets 5 stars from me.
Seriously, the folks who made this move should be locked up - how can someone think up such horrible, scary stuff... Fantastically, scary.
I mean scary on another level... dang...
I love zombie/sickness movies but, this one w/ the religious slant to it just creeped me out!!! Acting was fantastic - just like the 1st movie and the priest in this one - was just great... the casting was perfect... wow...
I knew better than to watch this flick but, I had to... someday, I'll probably watch it again... I don't know if you can make a scarier movie...
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I thought it was pretty scary and well done compared to most of the films in the genre.Published 22 days ago by Michael Gatti
Amazing! Must watch for anyone that loves horror. One of the only movies that spooked me the night after watching it. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Bvnny
Sequels can be a funny thing for a stand alone movie, sometimes they can enhance a existing story and sometimes they can ruin the flavor of the original. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan Echevarria
Really enjoyed the first movie, ending up turning this off a half hour in. Just wasn't enjoying the demonic possession twist.Published 3 months ago by Scott Cullen
Not a bad movie, but a little more religious chatter than I usually enjoy with my zombies. The others in this series are so much better. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Holly