The review was exactly what I was expecting him to say, but due to the original's popularity you can still expect Paranormal Activity 3D to hit cinemas next year.
(Though at the VERY least next time it won't be up against Saw.)
Um....i liked Blair Witch 2 more than th'first one....i dunno, i'm just not a fan of the whole "shaky camera to show fear" thing, it damn near gave me motion sickness...and the end wasn't exactly "scary"...
i also liked (what i've seen so far) all the saw films....i guess i'm just the minority (i've only seen I-V btw...haven't gotten ahold of VI, but hopin' to before i see 3D)....
Good to know. I enjoyed the first one, albeit a bit guiltily, but it's nice to know that my concerns about this sequel seem to be pretty valid.
By the way, I don't understand the Saw 3d trailers. Those scenes of people being clamped into the chair in the movie theater and the shit bursting through the screen - is that supposed to be part of the film, or are they just extremely over the top dramatizations of what 3D DOES TO YOUR MIND!!!!?
I always expect sequels to horror films to be really boring. It's because of basically what Bob said:
1. For it to be a proper sequel it has to be kind of in the same vein as the original.
2. Because of this, watchers of the first one will basically know what goes on, because straying too much won't have the kind of connection necessary for a proper sequel.
I've seen a few horror movies, and they were OK. But Paranormal Activity sounded to me like a cheap attempt at putting horror in an uncomfortably familiar place (an average family home). The thing about horror is that when you're scared once, it's done. The deed is done. That thing probably doesn't scare you much any more. To make a good horror movie, you have to do something a bit different, so that people will actually be surprised and thus, frightened.
I was actually surprised you enjoyed the first one, MovieBob. You said something in this review about the fact that the demon can throw people being spoiled by having seen the first movie, but it was already spoiled for the first movie too, FROM THE COMMERCIALS. If you saw ANY of the commercials for the first movie, you saw the guy getting thrown at the camera, which was pretty much the "jump-out-of-your-seat" moment the entire movie was building to. It was the only part of the movie that had even any potential to be scary, and they completely ruined it by showcasing that exact shot in all of the commercials. How that didn't ruin the first movie for you, MovieBob, I don't know, but it sure as hell did for me.
Hey, don't joke about Goosebumps! That stuff still scares my cat.
OT: I'm not really into horror anyway. Still, this looks horrible. Its popularity however may end up with a third move being put out there. Probably in 3D. Probably even worse. Yup, no money of mine is going towards this.