|Scared yet? Just wait. An iguana pops out in the end.|
With yet another sequel (Paranormal Activity 3) being released next week, I thought I would try something new. The week before a sequel is to be released I'll post a review of the previous installment in the series. Maybe this will help jog your memory or just bring you up to speed with a series you've missed a chapter of. This week the film is Paranormal Activity 2. This is a review I wrote right after seeing the film in the cinema. It's actually one of a group of reviews that inspired me to start up this site. Without further ado, Paranormal Activity 2:
I like scary movies. Sure, they aren't always the most well-crafted films but they are often more than entertaining enough to get the job done. I thought the first Paranormal Activity was a classy and clever little film that earned it's big scares. It wasn't threatening to nab any major artistic awards, but it certainly hit more often than it missed. I went into Paranormal Activity 2 hoping to find more. More of what worked and less of what didn't. I can't say that I was completely disappointed, but I definitely was not impressed.