Hey there, American remake. So once again, this is about a television production crew (Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris), shadowing a couple of firefighters on a night that escalates to being something that is far more dangerous than expected with the quickness. Now [Rec] is so damn good that there was never any chance that it wasn't going to be left to stand on its own. It's just not how Hollywood does horror, and they've been remaking foreign horror movies for decades now. Most people I know hate Quarantine, but believe it or not, I am not actually one of those people. I do hold the original in such high regard that I will say that this doesn't hold a candle to it, but the source material is strong enough that I think that this is still worthwhile, regardless of what language it is in. This is essentially a shot for shot remake with about ten minutes of extra footage peppered in. They stay true to everything in the original minus one rather large item: they completely change specific details to ending. I guess they assumed that Americans needs a full explanation instead of leaving something open-ended, and by doing so, they completely lost the ability to stay parallel with the sequels. It is almost like the direction to take [Rec] 2 where it goes was a direct response to this remake, sort of like a "well I'll show you". I don't like that decision to explain what this is all about in Quarantine, and it cheapens the mystery. Also, I'm not a giant fan of Jennifer Carpenter, and even though I don't speak Spanish, I can tell you that Manuela Velasco is a far better actress. Carpenter overdoes it in a number of different spots, and it pulls me out of it when she turns it up to eleven, simply because she can't effectively pull it off. Much like Let Me In and Let the Right One In, these movies are well done enough to both be worthy of a recommendation. Also in that same manner, the original is just so much better, there really isn't much reason to watch the remake unless you cannot stand reading subtitles, and that is just a really close-minded way to approach cinema. Really, this movie is only worth watching if you are a hardcore fan of the series, which I do consider myself to be.