Monday, June 29, 2015
REC 4: Apocalypse (2014)
Along with our quarantined people, there are doctors working on a cure, a crew to man the tanker, and the muscle to keep everyone from messing up the doctors orders. The laboratory set up by the doctors causes an undue load on the ship's resources which cause intermittent power outages. During one blackout, an infected monkey escapes the lab and bites the cook. Now everyone on the ship is at risk, and secrets are revealed that change everything.
While the location of a tanker at sea provides similar isolation as the apartment building, there is never that sense of claustrophobia that the first movie had. Also be aware that this movie is not found footage or shot from someones point of view, which may rub some viewers the wrong way. I found this the least interesting of the four Rec movies, but the production values are good. It's not that it's a bad movie, but that it pales in comparison to Rec and Rec 2.