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[Rec] 2 Reviews

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July 23, 2010
Multiplying the video-cams only dilutes the effect. Better to stick with one perspective. And see [Rec] first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 28, 2010
In our hearts we didn't expect [REC] 2 to be quite as good, but we really didn't expect a baggy, vaguely comic action romp which plays like a first-person-shoot-'em-up based on The Exorcist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 11, 2010
The original created so much international buzz, who could blame the filmmakers for going the well twice? I can. [REC] 2 is a straight-up money grab so terrible it threatens to ruin the memory of how good [REC] was.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 5, 2010
Neighbors from hell, quite possibly literally and otherwise. Not to mention Spain's longstanding issues with an intermittently violent government itself into extermination, along with an intrusive and oppressive Catholic Church on the premises.
May 28, 2010
As for the scariest bit, that comes right at the end, when the door is left ajar for Rec 3. Pray for divine intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2010
Whereas the simplicity of the first film disarmed our apprehensions, [REC] 2 falls victim to them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2010
Filmmaker Jaume Balaugueró should have been content with the first [REC], a claustrophobic tour de force. Now the franchise is out on the sidewalk, selling itself to the tired, the jaded, the kerb-crawling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 9, 2010
You'd be advised to forget [REC] 2 even exists. Go watch the original if you've never seen it or even check out Quarantine. You'll be much better off.
May 27, 2010
Despite a few neat surprises, [Rec] 2 mainly expands on familiar images and ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2009
A sequel to the Spanish cult hit that offers an explanation for something that was far more effective when left largely unexplained.
May 28, 2010
A rerun of the first film only with less tension, more gore and characters who behave a bit more stupidly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 9, 2010
Frantic from the get-go, this new crop of zombie bait barrels through shadowy hallways and fends off waxen, emaciated attackers with such hysterical speed it's impossible to know -- or care -- whose face has just been chomped.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2010
But the blatant cliffhanger is unfortunate, and while this return trip to Balagueró and Plaza's netherworld isn't without its gloriously scary positives I'm not sure they're quite enough to make the journey to [REC] 2 worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2010
The quality has deteriorated like a dubbed VHS.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 24, 2010
About as scary and convincing as the haunted car ride at Coney Island.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 8, 2010
The sequel only adds further gimmicks to the already gimmicky haunted house formula of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 6, 2010
Contrived panic abounds, as do expiring camcorder batteries and expletive-laden variations on "Shoot it in the head!"
June 3, 2010
It doesn't match the original ... there is virtually no back story shown and the inhabitants of the block are by now too far gone even to be identified.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 13, 2010
Bloodthirsty zombies come out to play to diminishing effect in this DIY-style Spanish horror sequel.
July 20, 2010
A mediocre third-generation copy of an idea that wasn't very new to begin with, and the addition of a supposedly rational explanation to the mix proves more hindrance than help.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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