[REC] 3: Genesis

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4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 65
  2. Negative: 23 out of 65

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  1. Sep 9, 2012
    7
    Recº3 Genesis could be a better movie compared to the first one and the second one that are true masterpieces of the spanish horror genre. This movie is not a serious film, is just a zombie picture for laugh and see blood. There are things that are sutpid like the Sant jordi's joke... not funny at all.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    rec 3 was the best out of the series, where the first two were all about realism, this just wants to be entertaining, scary, blood-soaked, body-strewn gorefest, it succeeds on a monumental level, there is an adequate development of the two main characters, this is set on their wedding day after all... but it is genuinely creepy, and when she pulls the chainsaw out and stands there likerec 3 was the best out of the series, where the first two were all about realism, this just wants to be entertaining, scary, blood-soaked, body-strewn gorefest, it succeeds on a monumental level, there is an adequate development of the two main characters, this is set on their wedding day after all... but it is genuinely creepy, and when she pulls the chainsaw out and stands there like 'BRING IT, MOTHERF***ERS!!!' that is the most badass moment i've seen all year... Expand
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    8
    Awesome First Person View Horror Movies. Must watch on Netflix or DVD. Enjoy the cast and the production. Great CGI. Not sure why there is always hate for these type of films; seems that most review user reviews are from non horror zombie fans.
  4. Sep 8, 2012
    8
    REC 3 departs from the well established REC formula of a handheld camera and replaces it with a standard cinematic experience. Whilst this removes any hope of horror that the film may have wanted it brings REC 3 into its own niche in the series. Clara and Koldo are as any couple should be, madly in love. However when the infection as seen in the previous films enters their weddingREC 3 departs from the well established REC formula of a handheld camera and replaces it with a standard cinematic experience. Whilst this removes any hope of horror that the film may have wanted it brings REC 3 into its own niche in the series. Clara and Koldo are as any couple should be, madly in love. However when the infection as seen in the previous films enters their wedding reception it becomes a fight for their lives and a very well written romance film rather than a horror. This may put some fans and potential fans off it but if you overlook the massive change of heart it has and how well implemented it is you begin to see it not as a REC film but as something that wants to be its own thing. The only gripe I have with the film is that it does have handheld bits then franticly interchanges between the cinematic and handheld at one point in the film and also it is too blood soaked, removing the sense of realism the first 2 films had. REC 3 is a romance film with zombies, not a horror film. Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2013
    10
    Es un poco truño de peli, pero para una precuela esta bien :) deberian de mejorar muchas cosas, pero bueno menos mal que con la 4 pelicula de esta saga se acaba y va a ser similar a la primera :D
  6. Mar 10, 2013
    8
    Clara and Koldo will never forget their special wedding day, especially after a deadly contagion transforms their wedding guests into a pack of flesh-eating monsters! [●REC] 3 kicks things off with the same familiar format, using a variety of vantage points that are being filmed from several hand-held devices. As soon as the wedding is crashed, however, there is an immediate shift in styleClara and Koldo will never forget their special wedding day, especially after a deadly contagion transforms their wedding guests into a pack of flesh-eating monsters! [●REC] 3 kicks things off with the same familiar format, using a variety of vantage points that are being filmed from several hand-held devices. As soon as the wedding is crashed, however, there is an immediate shift in style to a more traditional form of filmmaking that comes as quite a shock. This allows series creator Paco Plaza more freedom as he packs tons of black humor and outrageous gore into this blood-soaked sequel. Where [●REC] placed its aims on realistic shocks and terror, [●REC] 3 owes much more to the works of Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson when it comes to splatter. Instead of tossing a bouquet, Clara spends her wedding night hacking up guests and lopping off heads with her trusty chainsaw. Leticia Dolera and Diego Martín make an entertaining pair, as both are able to play up the comedy as well as the horror in equal measure. In addition to the subtle ques that are dropped throughout the opening, we also catch background glimpses of news footage that as it is being recorded from the quarantined building across town, intricately linking this to the two previous films. While the jarring difference in tone may surprise fans, [●REC] 3 is entirely enjoyable in its own right, and a welcome addition to the series. -Carl Manes
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  7. Nov 23, 2014
    7
    [REC] 3: Génesis, ofrece un espectáculo sangriento y hostil, que para algunos puede ser un poco asqueroso y desglosante, y para otros puede resultar una buena película de acción, yo optaré por la segunda opción.
  8. Jul 16, 2016
    9
    [REC] 3: Genesis didn't disappoint me: it was scary, it was bloody, and it was exhilarating; it shocked me in the same way its predecessors did, and it was every bit as dark, intense, and isolating as them; and Clara was badass - I rooted for her. I wish it had a happier ending - it broke my heart - but it reached the same height of awesome as the first two.
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Sep 7, 2012
    88
    [REC] 3 Genesis is a prequel to the first two "[REC]" movies, but that doesn't much matter. You don't need to have seen them to enjoy this film, which provides fresh blood for a tired genre.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sep 6, 2012
    40
    With slapstick smothering the scares, [REC 3] is further marred by a plot in which the muted Catholicism of its antecedents is turned up to full blast.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 6, 2012
    20
    It's the same-old flesh-chewing. Like vampires, this genre is getting deadly.