Channeling every bumbling Mexican and Spanish worker from the history of Hollywood hired help, [REC]3s wedding day waiter is all that and a touch of Don Quixote as he heroically dodges zombies dressed head-to-toe in chainmail and 17th century body armour. Whilst this heroic dash of epic proportions is all too brief (not even rewarded with an on-screen death) this rotund stereotype superstar is reason enough to watch the movie. Of course no fat latino stereotype is complete without the classic slug moustache (or perhaps fat tequila worm would be a better metaphor), a moustache that says “I’m overweight, middle aged, working class, speak broken hilarious English, and am most definitely here to help (and die helping)“. Imagine the mighty moustache’s of Fawlty Towers’ Manuel, Cheech Marin, and every Mexican on South Park combined in one glorious latino top-lip hair piece running from crazed zombies in knight’s armour and tell me that this isn’t a wonder of genre cinema.
Great Moustaches and Beards in Horror History, 2012: Rotund Spanish Waiter Guy in [REC]3