Director: Paco Plaza. Cast: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez. 80 min. Rated R. Spain. Horror.
Again and again, I fall into the trap of watching the next installment of an engaging franchise, fully prepared it's going to be bad, and again and again ... I'm surprised. Ironically, as zombie-infested events unfold during a wedding, early on, the film-makers drop the hand-held "found-footage" style prior [REC] movies were titled for, resort to regular camerawork, and then proceed to spoof the franchise, inserting religious satire and literally picturing the groom as a "knight in shining armor", out to save his bride. And how can one resist Kill Bill's blood-soaked bride, determined to protect the sanctity of ... her day?
PS: The 2014 installment, [REC] 4: Apocalypse, has already jumped up to 77% on the Tomatometer ...