[Rec] 2

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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
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  1. May 19, 2013
    6
    Rec was a really shocking and creepy movie.
    Rec 2 is not so good then the first one but it has its moments, its scary moments.
    It looks all so real.
    But I prefer the first one.
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    5
    "[REC] 2", the sequel of the creepy "[REC]", still has its scares and chills. Only your horror ride has become rustier and unpredictable.
  3. Aug 15, 2012
    4
    They decided to go bigger and broader. The result? A very pisspoor sequel.
    They decided to go bigger and broader. The result? A very pisspoor sequel.
    They decided to go bigger and broader. The result? A very pisspoor sequel.
  4. Jul 10, 2011
    6
    Good horror movie that does close some of the gaps left in the first movie and it was nice to see a lesser used route taken as a explanation for the virus outbreak. I would hope there is a third installment otherwise some of the characters were a waste of time but overall it was a good effort which followed the path of the first episode well and keep the action and horror coming allGood horror movie that does close some of the gaps left in the first movie and it was nice to see a lesser used route taken as a explanation for the virus outbreak. I would hope there is a third installment otherwise some of the characters were a waste of time but overall it was a good effort which followed the path of the first episode well and keep the action and horror coming all through the movie. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2013
    6
    The foremost flaw of “[REC] 2” is its futile attempt to include a baffling, supernatural plot within its generic, but nonetheless scary, concept. To begin with, the first “[REC]” wasn't even the kind of film that opens itself to the possibility of a sensible sequel, but here it is anyway, along with the promise of a third and fourth installment.

    “[REC] 2” is an immediate continuation of
    The foremost flaw of “[REC] 2” is its futile attempt to include a baffling, supernatural plot within its generic, but nonetheless scary, concept. To begin with, the first “[REC]” wasn't even the kind of film that opens itself to the possibility of a sensible sequel, but here it is anyway, along with the promise of a third and fourth installment.

    “[REC] 2” is an immediate continuation of the original’s conclusion. The fast-acting, death-inducing virus is still contained inside the quarantined apartment, surrounded by snipers and covered with some sort of special, government plastic. If there are any human survivors trapped inside, the authorities are determined to keep them in that state. We revisit the apartment when we follow a group of SWAT officers, who are commanded by a Health Official.

    They charge into the zombie-infested building with thick armor and heavy weaponry, but their reasons for entering it in the first place are rather unclear. Surely, this isn't a rescue mission, for in the first film, anyone who tried to leave the building was rewarded with a bullet to the face. Once inside, we are informed that their objective is to come up with an antidote against a disease no one outside the apartment has contracted. Yes, a more reasonable option would be to burn down the building until it resembles dust, but no, because that idea wouldn't be enough for three more “[REC]” movies.

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  6. Feb 2, 2013
    5
    A Spanish film that is original on the one hand and on the other is not much. 'Rec 2' is an original film because the camera is part of history, and not original because it deals with zombies and zombie movies are already heavily views.
  7. Jul 28, 2015
    5
    Not the best sequel for this series .
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Boyd Van Hoeij
    40
    A sequel to the Spanish cult hit that offers an explanation for something that was far more effective when left largely unexplained.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    40
    Predictably, [REC] 2 is higher-budgeted than its barebones predecessor, which only means that the spectacular degradation of video in scenes where the zombies get in close and start chomping will test the limits of any HDTV. If only [REC] 2's rabid baddies knew how to push [STOP].
  3. Now, with this underwhelming sequel, Spain proves it can stand toe to toe with any nation in the manufacture of unnecessary follow-ups.