February 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Directed by: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Schulman directed the “is it or is it not real” documentary Catfish)
Written by: Christopher Landon, based off of Chad Feehan’s story
Starring: Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Alexondra Lee, Stephen Dunham, Brady Allen, Aiden Lovekamp and Katie Featherston.
What it’s about: continuing the Paranormal Activity franchise with another found footage film
What I liked: Well I am a fan of the franchise, though I do think it has run its course. However, the story continues and I keep getting more intrigued by what may or may not be the final reveal. See, I thought last year’s Paranormal Activity 3 was the big revelation and now it just keeps going. I have this weird feeling that it is somehow going to end up tied to The Blair Witch Project and if there is a way for that to happen, it may or may not be the most brilliant reveal ever. That’s just speculation on my part, though. I like seeing Katie Featherston, I just wish she’d get more screen time in these films.
What I disliked: The premise is beginning to run a bit thin. Hopefully the franchise takes a cue from this final season of “The Office” and reveals who is putting together all this found footage and for what purpose because right now, it is getting both cheesy and reeking of nothing other than an easy cash grab.
Would I recommend it to anyone?: Only if they are a fan of the franchise.
Rating: 2.5 / 5