For the ultimate record, I did not hate this movie.
For the ultimate record, I'm still uncertain as to whether or not I liked this movie.
For the full word vomit/paragraphs of confusion/more detailed reasons behind all of this, see my more revealing review, which will follow this one.
A little plot synopsis. The last one left us with Kristi being prepared to wed Toby, the unseen entity. This film starts off reminding us that Katie is Kristi's sister and Hunter's aunt, that she kills Kristi and leaves with Hunter, "their whereabouts unknown" blah blah blah shit you already know.
However, the film itself takes place in 2011, surrounding the lives of 15yr old Alex, her boyfriend Ben, her brother Wyatt, her parents and the weird kid next door, Robbie.
I was instantly disappointed when I saw that this seemed to be a present-day story when I watched the trailer. Because, if you've read my previous blogs (yes, blogS. more than one.) on the Paranormal Activity movies, you'll know that all I wanted was answers to the questions and holes in the plot.
The storyline was fairly okay. Few twists and turns. I think I laughed more than I jumped. I feel like the jump scares are becoming too rhythmic. Too constant. Camera panning and discovering something you don't expect is a staple of these movies and I'm fairly certain it was used at least 5-6 times in this one alone. Also, I feel (and I felt this by the second film) that they overuse the whole "entity drags the human" sight gag. It's not overused in this film particularly, I just think it's overused in general. The tension is still palpable in a dark, quiet movie theater as it's always been.
All in all, I'd give Paranormal Activity 4... three out of five stars. And you can find out why for realziez in my next blog where I'm gonna spoil a bit of this movie for you...