The biggest letdown of this franchise is the unexpected and unnecessary tonal change from one entry to the next. This is a typical action/thriller/zombie flick that lacks thrills, scares or innovation in the genre. By using characters from each previous film there was a magnificent opportunity in the script but yet the filmmakers do nothing with it and throw a generic survival story. On the positive side Pablo Rosso delivers great cinematography and the make-up department does a competent job handling the zombies/possessed. Again, if only they would’ve stuck to what worked in the first two films instead of milking every possible genre into one franchise, but anyway the door is left open for the next installment: “[REC] 5: A Musical Under The Sea”.
By Enrique López Oropeza