It is with a very heavy heart that I must report … Paranormal Activity 2 is a terrible movie. Believe me, no one is more bummed about this fact than I am. I LOVED the original film so much, I was really hoping the sequel would be just as good. Actually, the sequel didn’t even have to be as good … I just wanted it to be good. Alas, it is not good … at all:
I shant spoil anything about the film to those of you who want to see this film so I’ll keep my very spoilery comments behind the cut. I will say here, tho, that I am very surprised by some of the good reviews that I read and mislead me to believe the film was good. There are many things about the film that make it almost unwatchable, paramount among them is bad acting. But the writing is also terrible and the premise, OMG, it’s so dumb I can’t even believe they decided to go with it. If you want to find out what I’m talking about, read on — after the jump …
Okay … so … it’s all the Devil’s fault. Yes, blame it on the Devil. In Paranormal Activity 2, we meet the sister of Katie (star of the first film) and find out that her family is being haunted by a “demon” because — get this — her family made a deal with the Devil for riches and now it’s time to pay with the firstborn son from the family line (that would be the little boy in PA2). As soon as this plot point was made clear to me, I totally checked out. Blaming the Devil … are you KIDDING ME?! LOL … I can’t even. PA2 is actually a prequel to the original film as most of the plot of PA2 takes place before PA. Absent the whole Devil thing, the acting and writing is just horrendous. The lead actor, the guy who plays the father, is SO unwatchable in this film … I couldn’t even stand it. The wife, Katie‘s sister, was ok … the daughter was the best actor of the bunch. There are a few scary, jump out of your seat moments but they do not make the movie worth seeing, IMHO. Paranormal Activity worked so well because it was new, fresh and made with heart. Paranormal 2 just suffers from pretty much everything that makes a bad movie bad. UGH and the ending … I can’t. It’s all just so disappointing … I was really looking forward to loving this movie.
Plans for tonight … David and I are planning to hang out with Tam, Ollie, Rob and Caleb who we haven’t seen in ages! We miss those guys so much, we’re way overdue for a hangout session. Happy Weekend, Happy Saturday!