After two great horror movies, and a bizarrely comic threequel, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s [REC] franchise closes with comparative disappointment. Working alone this time, Balagueró moves the infected action to a quarantine ship, swaps found footage for CCTV, and utilises iffy CGI (the practical FX are still beautiful) to pit series protagonist Manuela Velasco against a boatload of monster marines.
Though watchable, it’s a little bit Under Siege, lacking the pace and (black) magic of its forebears. A decent Making Of details Balagueró’s struggles, but 2011’s Sleep Tight shows his real skill.
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