When an normal suburban family starts capturing everything abnormal happening on digital video, the paranormal becomes obvious.
Cast - 8/10
Katie Featherston, Brian Boland, Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim, Micah Sloat
Brian Boland and Sprague Grayden are Daniel and Kristi Rey are the parents of little baby Hunter. This seemingly stable happy family has some secrets not even they know about. The design of these conversations and the delivery the entire family gives in this film is excellent. The nervous tension they create teasing each other about the events and the realistic reactions that ensue when they happen. I was also impressed with Molly Ephraim portrayal of Ali since teenagers always seem fake or overly sarcastic for their age.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) ❤ Director: Tod Williams
The first half of the movie, I was thinking COME ON! Not the repetitive series of Night #1 to Night#1,000,000,000 again! Not really a million, but you know what I mean. I really was getting annoyed a bit though because they build you up on all this suspense for nothing when the end result for each night isn’t even too scary in my opinion. BUT the last half of the movie jumped to better improvements especially if I was to compare it to the first one. First off, I liked that this one included an entire family. Not that I enjoy watching a family suffer, but it’s a better than seeing Katie and her exposed cleavage (shudder) along with her bf Micah. I also liked that the cameras were placed in more than one room instead of just one bedroom. The only thing I sort of disliked was the use of the baby. Just the fact that it’s this adorable looking little boy who probably had to cry for no reason just for the sake of shooting a scene where crying was necessary. Even the scene where he’s getting pulled by the invisible strings or whatever it was they did to make the baby boy look like something was pulling him. I thought the acting was done very well to my surprise, except I still don’t like the Katie girl… haha. I’m sure there’s going to be another sequel!
Netflix Movie Friday Review: Paranormal Activity 2
This week we dive into the follow up of one of 2007’s most original horror/thriller movie Paranormal Activity. What really struck me as interesting and unique about this film is it’s incredible indie feel, even though this time around the production values are better in the sequel, it’s not much better than the first. What made this franchise so popular really is it’s marketing. As long as there was a high demand for the movie, people could “Demand it” to be shown in their hometown, which is an Eventful initiative to put the power in the publics hands for what shows, plays, or stage acts are to be shown. Paranormal Activity 2 rides on the success that made it’s predecessor interesting using shaky camera work and barley off-screen action to make the viewer believe what they want to believe. Enough pre-talk, lets get into this shall we? Warning: If you are allergic to spoilers this review may contain some from the first film.