[REC]4 Apocalypse (2014)
April 23, 2024 8:44 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Ángela Vidal (Manuela Velasco), the young television reporter who entered the building with the firemen, manages to make it out alive. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days to verify she has not been infected. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.

Also starring Paco Manzanedo, Héctor Colomé, Ismael Fritschi, Críspulo Cabezas, Mariano Venancio, María Alfonsa Rosso, Carlos Zabala, Cristian Aquino, Emilio Buale, Paco Obregón, Javier Laorden.

Directed by Jaume Balagueró. Written by Jaume Balagueró, Manu Diez. Based on characters by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza. Produced by Julio Fernández for Canal+ España/Castelao/Filmax. Cinematography by Pablo Rosso. Edited by David Gallart. Music by Arnau Bataller.

67% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

Not currently streaming in the US, but it is on Shudder in the UK, and Prime in many other countries. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total)
Much like with [REC]3, this is only available via physical media in the US, but it's widely available elsewhere and you're not missing much if you can't see it.

The conventional wisdom is that this one rights the ship after the disaster of [REC]3, restoring the tone and returning to the original storyline/characters to bring about a solid ending to the series.

For me, once they'd given up the original storyline/tone with the previous film, the momentum was lost forever. If the last film was misplaced ambition, this is zero ambition: rehashed ideas from the first two and the lesser Alien sequels, warmed up and offered to fans as half-hearted fan service to try and salvage the IP. I kept fast-forwarding. It was just forgettable and badly lacking in inspiration.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:48 AM on April 23 [3 favorites]

Same as the previous movie. It's, like, fine? I like the idea of zombie outbreak on an oil tanker, but it would've better not tied to the franchise.
posted by mrphancy at 9:13 AM on April 23

Just, no. (I thoroughly enjoyed parts 1 & 2 though.)
posted by abraxasaxarba at 11:39 AM on April 25

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