I have a confession to make: I saw Quarantine before watching [Rec], the Spanish film by writer/director Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza that is the basis for the (practically) shot-for-shot remake that is Quarantine. This may make me look uncool in some horror circles, and in others, it may make me look like I'm unfamiliar with movie downloading techniques such as torrent files. Either way, I have a more pressing problem. I don't know how to satisfactorily review [Rec].
To say "Look at our Quarantine review and reverse everything negative" may seem too simple and easy a review, but it's entirely appropriate here. To write yet another review, when simply reversing a previous review is just as successful, seems the antithesis of our eco-friendly times, even if these reviews never touch a piece of paper.
To save you time, here's the reverse: [Rec] has the same plot but none of the nauseating camera work and all the originality (It ought to, since Quarantine is the remake, after all). The only thing [Rec] doesn't have is Jonathan Schaech's mustache (unfortunate), and rabies as a lame excuse for the virus (also unfortunate).
It's easy to see why they wanted to remake [Rec], but sometimes (maybe most times) you just can't beat the original. Sometimes people should just get comfortable with reading subtitles. It's worth it. At least, it's worth it for [Rec].