Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo
Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano
Just as a head’s up – this is another subtitled movie. However, the plus side is that it is much faster paced than the previous one. That makes things slightly more annoying because you don’t really want to take your eyes off the screen, but the action is pretty interesting.
One could call this another entry of the “found footage” genre – a reporter for a light night TV show settles into a Fire Station for the night to record the normal operation. Unfortunately what she and her camera man do not expect is that they are in for a rather exciting evening.
This movie is done by the same Executive Producer who produced Quarantine – and there really are a number of visual and story similarities that are hard to miss. It almost makes you feel as though you’ve seen the movie before in many ways, though this one being in Spanish is obviously the largest difference.
The action is reasonably fast paced, and despite having to read for the storyline, it manages to continue to be interesting. While some pieces feel stunted and obviously staged, it’s still an enjoyable movie. I think in terms of kitties, it deserves a good three out of five – worth re-watching on occasion but not amazingly great.