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I’ve been itching all week to write a review about this. And just a foreshadowing where this review is going, I want you all to know that I am in my room 12 midnight, lights are out, alone and writing (obviously) about Paranormal Activity. So much for the preamble, let’s start with the bloody criticism. The problem with movies with so much hype is most of the time, if not always, they cannot live up to it. And Paranormal Activity is no exception and in fact it is a goddamn great example. The film obviously was on a shoestring budget, but it ain’t a valid excuse.
What does it lack? Uh, the effectiveness of scaring the hell out of you because it has “Paranormal” on its title and it is currently being promoted by people as one of the best films of all-time. The promotion was way too good for the film; it’s like the $425 worth capsule to make your shit glitter like gold. (Seriously, I didn’t made that up) Anyhoo, comparing it to some of the movies that used the same approach (uh the first person kind of thing) it doesn’t live up to its standards. It wasn’t even half as scary as the [REC] remake Quarantine.

How could it have been better? Well, if it was graphic- there was absolutely no need for special effects for this one. Their approach of being “realistic” about it missed every freaking note. If I’m not mistaken, both of the actors are acting students. To be fair, the final minutes were creepy, but not I-can’t-look-is-it-over creepy but more of the yikes-that’s-creepy-eh creepy and the ending was a bit solid too. So the bottom-line is, the film is boring, over hyped, unrealistic, poorly acted and written. Out five stars, I give one… for the exorcist clip played on Mica’s computer. Oops. Spoiler.


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