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Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
I saw the new Paranormal Activity tonight. I never really thought those films were good per say but they are pretty entertaining if you only watch them watch once with the presence of friends in the cinema. The new one is the exception though. The thing is, the Paranormal Activity franchise is the spotfests of movies. There's no deep storyline and it lacks any interesting characters but it's spots (or scares) make the film entertaining. None of them are going to be on my top 100 films list but it's 'turn-your-mind-off-and-it's-fun' entertainment.
They really struggling to make the film feel fresh after four films. Every sequel added something new to find creative ways to make jumpy scenes. The second had the baby and the usage of mirrors, the third had the rotating camera and this had the ...Kinect sensors? It really added nothing new. Add on top off that the cast being more irritating that usual and the franchise's charm has really worn it's welcome. If you disliked the series since the start, there's no reason to see this and it's not going to change your mind but if you enjoyed the past films, it's probably not a bad way to spend some time with mates if nothing else is on, but don't be surprise if the series' charm is gone by the end of the movie.