I wanted to do this last year, but couldn’t because it wasn’t out yet.  But guess what, it is now!  Don’t you just love it when a sequel comes out and not only meets, but in some ways even surpasses the original? For me, that’s what we have here with [REC]2. Instead of just a rehash of the original, it literally picks up from the final haunting scene of the first one and keeps going. Basically [REC] and [REC]2 are just two parts of one longer whole. But what’s so great about [REC]2 is that instead of keeping well enough alone, it throws in an entirely new twist that not only makes you rethink things in the sequel, but also makes you reevaluate everything that you saw in the original. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but it’s a seriously tricky, but in my opinion, genius move. Now, many people had problems with this twist, but I don’t understand why. It’s completely original and brings us somewhere we never imaged we would go. Far better than just travelling the same territory as the first. Think about what Aliens did for Alien. They didn’t just make another Alien horror movie,; instead they made an Alien war movie. Same idea here. Instead of doing another zombie movie, they threw another genre into the mix (again, I don’t want to ruin it.) And in fact, there are actually many parallels here between these movies. Just like in Aliens, in [REC]2, they throw soldiers into the mix (complete with head mounted camera’s, i.e. our POV’s.) And also in Aliens we were given a third act against a main antagonist that is far different than the rest of what we’ve seen. Same here. And speaking of the 3rd act, I know it may be a little confusing, but I think it’s flat out bold and fantastic. All I have to say is to actually find an even MORE haunting reason to switch between pitch black and green night vision, is just spectacular. I love this movie, just as much, and in some ways, maybe even a touch more than the original.


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