Saturday, April 12, 2008

RECommendation (ha)

It's turning out to be a good year for movies, and I'm really excited about some stuff that's around/coming up: I'm a Cyborg, Death Note, Shutter, Ruins, and more...
Managed to see REC last night - which I've been really looking forward to - and it didn't disappoint!!!
If you haven't heard about it, it's basically a Spanish horror movie about a group of people trapped in a building with Zombies... It's one of those camcorder movies - Cloverfield, Blair Witch, etc, but that doesn't mean it's unoriginal.
It's just an absolutely cracking movie. The 'intro'/slow bits don't drag as much as the Cloverfield ones did, it's gorgeously stylish, extremely exciting and utterly terrifying - the whole audience (including me) was screaming!!! The lead lady was utterly charming - so, so cool - and I hope she breaks into Hollywood after this.
It's a movie that you don't really want to give too much away about - but I don't think it's too much to say that the final 15 minutes or so of the movie are utterly fucking terrifying.
Two related asides...
Hollywood have already quickly snuck in their remake - Quarantine - which will be released later this year. It kinda looks like a shot-for-shot remake, but the lead lady doesn't seem to have the same quirky personality, and please don't watch the trailer because it gives too much away.
And I don't know what Empire Mag is playing at, but they only gave it 3 out of 5, a lower score than they gave the laughable Diary of the Dead. Seems like they marked it down purely because it came out at the same time as Clover and Diary...
Anyway, I can't recommend this cute horrible film highly enough!

1 comment:

Rol said...

Hoping to see this later in the week. Empire is rubbish. Total Film is much better (though not without its faults). Their reviews are generally more accurate - they gave REC 4 stars.