Movie recommendation: [REC]

Last week, I watched the movie [REC] in a local cinema. It is a spanish horror movie which can be described as a mix of Blairwitch-Project or Cloverfield (because of the amateur camera style) and any modern Zombie Movie. Sounds not that innovative and even a bit boring, and we didn't expect much from it, but were surprised that the movie was actually really good. They made every effort to make the movie thrilling and exciting, and IMO succeeded.
We watched the movie in its original language although we don't even speak spanish :) (there were german subtitles) but I think it was a very good decision, added some thrill and realism to our impression. Obviously, the uncreative people in Hollywood share my opinion of [REC] and although it has been released in November 2007, they are already producing a remake named Quarantaine. Looks like the average american won't watch movies not produced in Hollywood, strange.
So if you want to flee the EM 2008 like me, the cinema is ideal (quite empty during a game) and REC is a perfect movie for this :)

six comments, already:

Very good idea to go to cinema, when it is a football game running at the same time. I will do this soon too, because this idea is really good, thanks for the Tip!!
Stefan Branske - 09 06 08 - 17:56

not really good, especially when your local and only cinema in town show the games on the cinema screen….but hey, it’s EM-Time!!!
Acki - 09 06 08 - 18:11

No Comments :P
ASpanishGuy - 09 06 08 - 18:58

The only reason to see a hollywood remake over an original is that they’ve usually got better budgets… but that’s no guarantee either.
Davey () (link) - 10 06 08 - 08:21

The average American doesn’t really have the opportunity to see non-Hollywood movies. The big movie theater chains only show Hollywood movies, so if you want to see anything else, it can be difficult to find a theater.
NoisyPerlin - 10 06 08 - 12:32

The average American ignores the ones in the video stores. However, I showed my American friends 2 French movies that I got from Netflix and they were very impressed (even tho the movies had subtitles, which is not a problem for me, but it is for the average american).
juantar - 11 06 08 - 03:47


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