[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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