Excerpt: Movies that are an unprecedented success these days are a rarity. The original “Paranormal Activity” was made on a scant budget of about $11,000 and went onto gross nearly $200 million worldwide. That doesn’t happen too often in this day and age.
Conclusion: The 'Paranormal Activity' series is definitely a love it or hate it affair. All films in this particular genre are, to be honest. That said, I don't see many "love it!" reactions happening here. 'Paranormal Activity 2' is pointless, plain and simple, a quick money grab.
Excerpt: The Movie Remember the surprise success of a little movie called The Blair Witch Project , which purported to chronicle the approaching doom upon some innocents-with-a-video-camera? Of course you do.
Excerpt: Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real.
Excerpt: The problem with the whole �found-footage� mockumentary genre is that it doesn't really lend itself to sequels. It's difficult enough trying to reprise what worked in the first film as well as adding to and embellishing it � the basic duty of any follow-up is to be both the same and also different...
Excerpt: As you’re reading this, The Hangover 2 is filming in Southeast Asia. This is because, for a sequel to work in Hollywood, it must go further, it must leave Kevin stranded in New York, or take the Griswald family to Europe or move to Havana to dance with not Patrick Swayze.
Excerpt: I wasn't much of a fan of the 2009 no-budget blockbuster, "Paranormal Activity." A film cursed with abysmal acting and shallow scares, the picture nevertheless enchanted a nation of horror fans, rocketing a movie made for little money to blinding box office glory. And why not?