REVIEW: Familiar But Fun Paranormal Activity 4 A Fourth To Be Reckoned With
16 March 2013
Excerpt: Because the Paranormal Activity movies are defined by their structure rather than by a visible monster or recurring lead characters or surroundings, it's the filmmaking that ends up having to evolve and change to set each new installment apart rather than, say, the mythology.
Conclusion: The fourth installment in the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise ultimately brings nothing new to the table, feeling largely dull and inferior thanks to expectations already set by the previous three.
Conclusion: Most will agree that Paranormal Activity 4 is one sequel too many for this inventive horror franchise, whose charm is almost entirely lost on this lifeless installment. While you can skip this one without hesitation, let me take this chance to highly recommend the original film and note that the...
Summary: Finally, you need to stay through the credits. Don’t worry. They’re quite short on these films. There is an extra scene that might be a return of an earlier character. It is also rumored to be a tease for a Spanish language spinoff film that is now being prepared.
Excerpt: Horror movies are probably the most fun films to watch as the evoke a somewhat primordial response (from me, anyway). There’s that feeling of not knowing what will happen, a loud scream, a sudden movement and then…POW! You spill your popcorn all over the floor. Or do you?
Excerpt: It needs to be said, my expectations were high for Paranormal Activity 4 …well, high considering this is the fourth feature in horror franchise that's part of subgenre (found footage) quickly wearing out its welcome.
Excerpt: The scariest stretch in Paranormal Activity 4 are the 10 seconds or so—though it feels like an agonizing minute—where a teenager abandons a web-chat conversation to investigate a weird noise and all the audience gets is an empty, static shot of her bedroom wall and an open doorframe leading into her...