[Rec] 3: Genesis (2012)

logoDirector: Paco Plaza

Writer: Luiso Berdejo, David Gallart, Paco Plaza (Screenplay)

Starring: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin, Ismael Martinez, Alex Monner, Borja Glez Santaolalla

 

Plot: A couple’s wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Bloody Sequel with Love

 

Story: We start by seeing friends and family coming together for the wedding of our two leads Clara and Koldo. The wedding goes perfectly but as they after party continues one of the guests starts coming off sick and the quarantine team turn up. One an infected guest starts to spread the virus all hell lets loose and we have to follow our groom and a few friends as they try to find safety and watch how he has to find his bride. All this while the bride tries to escape but refuses to leave without her groom.

With the first two in the series being set in the same building it is nice to see something different and with the wedding we get a one night chaos idea. It has the basic escape from the zombie like creatures that we have seen before with the self-sacrifice but lacks the unique kills. It ends up turning into a romantic escape as the two want to find each other and end up getting all their friends and family killed. It is very basic but does what you ask it too. (6/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Leticia Dolera: Clara bride who escapes with a priest and a few friends but once she releases her groom is not out she wants to go back and armed with chainsaw she goes back for him. Leticia gives a good performance. (7/10)

 

Diego Martin: Koldo groom who escapes and tries to save the people he is with before going back in his armour to save his bride. Diego gives a good performance. (7/10)

 

Support Cast: Friends and family back up the support cast and end up becoming victims while our heroes try to escape.

 

Director Review: Paco Plaza – Paco makes a solid bloody zombie film that has some good kills but lacks what made the first one special. (5/10)

 

Horror: Never really reaches the levels of the first ones. (3/10)

Settings: Fresh setting for the series works because it shows how one of the greatest moments of a couple’s life could turn into the biggest nightmare in a matter of moments. (8/10)
Special Effects
: Great effects used for the kills and zombies images. (9/10)

Suggestion: This is one for the horror fans to try, it is bloodier that the first too but lacks the suspense they had. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Chainsaw time

Worst Part: No suspense

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: There is a fourth in the series.

Opening Credits Rating: We get to see photos of the two leads as they grow up until they are about to get married. (7/10)

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Tagline: You may now kiss the bride

 

Overall: That moment when zombies crash your wedding

Rating 60

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We’re The Millers (2013)

logoDirector: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Writer: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris (Screenplay) Bob Fisher, Steve Faber (Story)

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly C. Quinn

 

Plot: After being robbed of a week’s take, small-time pot dealer David is forced by his boss to go to Mexico to pick up a load of marijuana. In order to improve his odds of making it past the border, David asks the broke stripper Rose and two local teenagers to join him and pretend they’re on a family holiday.

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Verdict: Odd Team Road Trip

 

Story: When it comes to drug based films I am usually very sceptical because I am not a fan of drug use, this only plays on the idea of transporting it which works to the films laughs. We have an over the top drug lord who puts his own man at risk for his own personal gain. We have four very different people on the road trip, who each have their own problems and as the journey goes on they all become closer by letting people into their lonely lives. When things go wrong with the drug collection the make shift family find out they have stolen from a Mexican drug lord. In the end we get a wacky road trip comedy that has plenty of laughs. (8/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Jennifer Aniston: Rose a broke stripper who agrees to go along with the road trip for her fee of $30,000 which will help keep her apartment along with giving her a chance to escape the stripper world. Along the road trip we do learn more about her and personal problems, her talents come in helpful on the trip. Good performance from Jennifer who gets a little bit raunchier than her previous rom com roles. (8/10)

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Jason Sudeikis: David a small time drug dealer who gets robbed trying to do the right thing. His boss isn’t impressed and sends him to Mexico to collect the next shipment of drugs, leading him to the wacky idea of hiring a fake family to join his trip across the border. Good performance from Jason, but he does have some awkwardly unfunny moments. (7/10)

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Emma Roberts: Casey a teenage runaway who lives on the streets but gets talked into coming on the trip for a grand, but it is clear to see why she agrees after finding out her own family didn’t care about her leading her to run away. Good performance from Emma showing good comic timing. (7/10)

 emma

Will Poulter: Kenny the geeky teenager who lives in the same building as David, who due to being alone goes on the trip for free and along with this he gets a loved feeling and learns from the other people on the trip. Good performance from Will who goes through the most and gets plenty of laughs. (8/10)

 will

Ed Helms: Brad the drug lord who forces David to go on the road trip while sitting back and changing his rules whenever he feels like it. Good supporting performance making fun at most other drug lord characters. (7/10)

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Director Review: Rawson Marshall Thurber – Good direction to create a solid road trip comedy. (8/10)

 

Comedy: Solid comedy with some good laughs that keep the film flowing well. (8/10)

Settings: The road trip idea means the setting keeps changing but each one is good for the situation they find themselves in. (8/10)

Suggestion: This is one for all the comedy fans out there, it will appeal to them all but if you’re not a comedy fan you may not enjoy. (Comedy Watch)

 

Best Part: The awkward moments a family would never do together.

Worst Part: Cheesy end.

Funniest Scene: The spider bite.

Believability: Things like this could have happened but I don’t know about the peril side of the story. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: There is a plan for one

Post Credits Scene: Blooper reel during the start of credits.

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $270 Million

Budget: $37 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

Tagline: If anyone asks.

 

Overall: Solid Comedy

Rating 80

New Releases – December 5th

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My Guess for Rating – 60%
My Anticipation Rating – 50%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

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My Anticipation Rating – 30%
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My Guess for Rating – 70%
My Anticipation Rating – 70%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

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My Guess for Rating – 75%
My Anticipation Rating – 80%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

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My Guess for Rating – 70%
My Anticipation Rating – 65%
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My Guess for Rating – 60%
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My Guess for Rating – 80%
My Anticipation Rating – 80%
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Studio Focus – StrongMan Pictures Entertainment

Today I am continuing my look at the Indie studies after looking at an English one, an American one I am going to go for this Australian one ‘StrongMan Pictures Entertainment’. This group of film makers aim to make very film a new film genre and aim to make for that fans will enjoy.logo

They only have two feature length films so far and I have actually been lucky enough to see one of them.

MurderDrome (2013)murderdrome Roller derby dames go up against supernatural evil. This is actually the one I have seen you can check out my full review here. This is a fun film with a kick ass soundtrack and plenty of action, it shows you don’t need to spend much money to make an enjoyable film. The budget here according to the IMDB is 6,000 AUD.

From Parts Unknown: Fight Like a Girl (2014) from parts This is their newest release which has a release date in their home nation but not overseas yet. The plot goes as a young girl Charlie sees her Daddy, a Pro Wrestling Champion, die in the ring. It starts her quest to become a wrestler in his memory. No easy task in the face of disapproval from her boyfriend, a pesky day job, and a psycho boss who runs her into the ground. It doesn’t seem like Charlie will ever find time to chase her dreams.

When Charlie’s psycho boss steals unstable military technology and unleashes homicidal minions on an unsuspecting world Charlie has no choice but to bring the body slams and take these murderous Jabronis for a stroll down smack down boulevard.

Fight like a girl, it’s the end of the world.

These two movies are a great example of taking a sporting world and adding in a horror element and making it work to be entertaining.

Now I ask my fans would you watch either of these films?