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  • Summary: The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [REC] 2 picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. A heavilyThe highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, [REC] 2 picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. A heavily armed SWAT team and a mysterious government official are sent in to assess and attempt to neutralize the situation. What they find inside lies beyond the scope of medical science—a demonic nightmare of biblical proportions more terrifying than they could have possibly imagined. Above all it must be contained, before it escapes to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting world outside. (Magnolia Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. That rare zombie movie with actual scares.
  2. 80
    [Rec] 2 is a pell-mell, edge-of-your-seat, theme-park ride through hell, and I strongly advise you to ignore the aspersions cast upon it by snooty critics and random Internet fanboys alike. I am your friend, horror fans! I know what you need, and this is it.
  3. Enjoy it; according to the spectacularly nauseating final moments, a cure for this virus seems unlikely, but “[REC] 3” (a k a “[REC] Apocalypse”) is a virtual certainty.
  4. 55
    Relies almost entirely on its tunnel-vision, single-player style for its scares. It’s a strategy that stalls out halfway through, which means it works for twice as long as it should.
  5. A passable follow-up - more ludicrous, less taut, still creepy - that picks up exactly where the original left off.
  6. 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.
  7. This Spanish sequel to a 2007 cult hit uses the way-overdone conceit of videotaped terror.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 23, 2012
    10
    [REC] 2 is one of the best zombie movies ever made. Its an unexpected one as well. It takes us to a new stage in the zombie movies giving us[REC] 2 is one of the best zombie movies ever made. Its an unexpected one as well. It takes us to a new stage in the zombie movies giving us not just blood sucking zombies, but demon possessed zombies. This movie is filled with plenty of chills and a large amount of blood, it's a definite must see. Don't watch american remakes of this film. Collapse
  2. Aug 26, 2012
    9
    I firmly believe a good film reviewer has to love watching movies. that being said, the paid reviewers for Rec 2 are clearly watching aI firmly believe a good film reviewer has to love watching movies. that being said, the paid reviewers for Rec 2 are clearly watching a different movie than the general public. As a fan of found footage movies, I think Rec 1, 2 and 3 all are quite good and mix things up so that each one is better than the last, but only if you watch the previous ones first. Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2015
    9
    Rec 2 es igual de buena que su antecesora, pero incluye mas acción, mas sangre, el uso de varias cámaras eta muy bien logrado, amantes de losRec 2 es igual de buena que su antecesora, pero incluye mas acción, mas sangre, el uso de varias cámaras eta muy bien logrado, amantes de los videojuegos como "Doom" disfrutaran mucho esta cinta, en algunos aspectos supera plenamente a su primera parte, pero el terror queda un poco atras. Expand
  4. Aug 23, 2012
    7
    [REC] was one of those films every horror fan should watch, well filmed, scary and an extremely good story. [REC] 2 takes us back to the[REC] was one of those films every horror fan should watch, well filmed, scary and an extremely good story. [REC] 2 takes us back to the Barcelona apartment building 15 minutes after the end of [REC]. A SWAT team are sent in with a medical officer to control the situation however we soon learn that it is not a biological virus that infects people but a demonic presence that lives within the Medieros girl.
    [REC] 2 keeps the action coming but manages to lose the scares by deploying the same scares used in the original film, but by any means still a worthwhile watch.
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  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,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.

    Read more here: http://localmoviereview.com/rec-2-movie-review/
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  6. 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.
  7. Sep 27, 2014
    3
    Innecesaria secuela. Parece una recopilación de escenas eliminadas de la primera película. La trama ya no es interesante y el factor sorpresa,Innecesaria secuela. Parece una recopilación de escenas eliminadas de la primera película. La trama ya no es interesante y el factor sorpresa, pues eso, ya no sorprende. La primera es mucho mejor, incluso con la tercera al menos te ríes mas. Aunque los fans de los zombis pueden quedar satisfechos... Expand

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