Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report. Written by
The working titles were "Bombers" ("Firemen" in Catalan), "Origen" ("Origin") and "Duración: 70 Minutos" ("Lengh: 70 Minutes"). See more »
Near the end when Angela and Pablo are listening to the recorder in the penthouse, Angela is obviously rewinding the tape. However, the second time when she rewinds the tape, the audio implies that it was fast-forwarded, as the recording is a diary describing events in chronological order. Watch the tape reel when she rewinds the tape. As it plays forward the reel turns more times than it was rewound. It is impossible for her to hear very much different dialogue without rewinding the tape much more than she does, and then it wouldn't make sense as the dialogue is chronological. In reality, she would be hearing the same spoken passage repeatedly. See more »
Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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I can't understand why this movie got such a high score. I didn't know much about it when I started to watch it, and the beginning wasn't too bad; it seemed genuine. That's until we move from the fire station. Suddenly, the firemen left with the cameraman, the young reporter and practically everybody else start to overreact and the acting goes down the toilet. It doesn't look fresh anymore. Perhaps this is something to do with me understanding their language? I do not know. What I do know is that I can't find anything really original here, from the plot to the handycam/nightvision stuff... I can see pieces of other movies put together to "create" this. And, to be honest, it didn't impressed me at all. In fact, by the end of the film, the lady reporter acting was basically making me angry. Watch if you don't have anything else to do or are into this type of movies. Otherwise, you are better off with another flick.
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