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Old October 19 2011, 11:14 PM   #16
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Bah, no way I'm reading that. I think with a film like this (kinda like the Saw sequels) you're either going to see it or you're not. Come on, you know what to exect. The Saw sequels seemed to always get bad reviews, but the fans still went.


I'd rather be surprised, rather than have a review spoil it a little. (Besides, that trailer from a few weeks ago gave away too much already IMO)
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Old October 19 2011, 11:35 PM   #17
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The review didn't spoil anything in my opinion. It really wasn't much of a review. I do agree about the trailer, it showed too much as did the clip that was shown last night on the Scream Awards but that really doesn't bother me as a spoiler junkie.
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Old October 21 2011, 11:49 AM   #18
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Well it's out not anyway. I probably won't get chance to see it till Tuesday (yes I am John Harriman) but am definitely looking forward to it
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Old October 21 2011, 10:01 PM   #19
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The review didn't spoil anything in my opinion. It really wasn't much of a review. I do agree about the trailer, it showed too much as did the clip that was shown last night on the Scream Awards but that really doesn't bother me as a spoiler junkie.
I read a review that said that much of the trailer wasn't actually in the movie. I just saw the movie. I can't remember much about the trailer to be honest, but I don't think it's going to kill it for you.

I would feel better rating this film if I saw the second one. I saw the first, liked it but didn't go crazy about it. I thought it was a bit overhyped though I liked the low key approach. As for the third, it was just okay. There were some scares, but there was also some unintended laughter in the audience too.

I thought the acting was okay, not sure if there was enough story, and I feel that this format is perhaps becoming strained. I had skipped the second one because I thought doing a sequel was stretching it, but decided to watch three because I heard how good the second one was and had some time to kill. If you like the first film you will probably find three tolerable at least. However I think it loses something because the element of surprise is gone. Also I'm not sure if the attempts to build on the mythology were satisfactory. In a way I wanted more explanation, but also knew that too much would spoil the magic.
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Old October 21 2011, 11:18 PM   #20
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^ So now that you've seen it do you think there will be a Paranormal Activity 4 next year to wrap up the storyline or does this film do it? I ask because I kind of felt cheated out of getting a resolution out of the Katie story in favour of the prequel.
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Old October 21 2011, 11:43 PM   #21
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I think there will be a Paranormal Activity 4. I think there will be as many as they can make, until people get tired of them. With the PA films being made so cheaply they don't have to make a lot at the box office to be hits, and the first two raked in massive bucks.

I can't really answer your question because there's a hole in the story for me since I didn't see #2. I wasn't even sure at first that they were supposed to connected, but I found that out early in the film that the film is connected. When I was walking out, I overheard a woman saying that the third film is actually a prequel, but I don't know if that's true or not, though it probably was. To be honest, I wasn't that much into the first one where I remembered the characters names, so I don't know really know the extent of how much the first and third films are connected.
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Old October 21 2011, 11:55 PM   #22
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Yes the third film was designed to be a prequel and show the origin of the entity how it attached it's self to the sisters in the first place and connects to the second one and ultimately the first. I've been expecting a fourth one to wrap up the first story line. There have been fan suggestions that they could just continue this as a franchise since it continues to make money each year.
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Old October 22 2011, 12:21 AM   #23
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Thanks for the clarification. I wish I had known that going in, I might have liked it better. I guess some of your questions will be answered in PA 3, but they have definitely have left enough space for sequels. As I posted before I think there will be sequels until they get a significant drop off in audience interest, like with what happened to the once red hot SAW films.
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Old October 22 2011, 12:30 AM   #24
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^ I agree even though I wouldn't really like that. There is a Japanese version called Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Drift that came out a couple of years ago showing that you could just do these with new characters and stories. I haven't seen it or have any desire to but I suspect this will happen if this one makes money. I saw that it made 8 million at it's Thursday midnight showing. It's probably going to win the weekend.
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Old October 23 2011, 10:49 PM   #25
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Fourth Paranormal all but certain:

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/fourth-par...193955417.html
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Old October 23 2011, 10:53 PM   #26
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^ I agree even though I wouldn't really like that. There is a Japanese version called Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Drift that came out a couple of years ago showing that you could just do these with new characters and stories. I haven't seen it or have any desire to but I suspect this will happen if this one makes money. I saw that it made 8 million at it's Thursday midnight showing. It's probably going to win the weekend.
Since I hadn't seen the second one and forgot that someone had told me a relative of the people in the first movie was involved, I actually thought that it was a completely new set of characters. I think it is an interesting choice making the franchise about the characters rather than the evil entity. Most horror franchises are based around the monster, giving them leeway to just bring in new characters. Or that character(s) who continues to escape their clutches.
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Old October 24 2011, 01:36 AM   #27
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I saw the movie last night and was impressed. If for nothing else than it gives the necessary backstory of the demon(Tobey) connection to the family. It also raises the question(unless I missed it) of what happened to the girls biological dad? I have my suspicions seeing as how things went in this movie.

The next movie has to move forward, a direct sequel to pt.2, cause there is no more viable recording one could do going any further back in time. I feel you almost have to bring in a third party, cops?, in a type of filming the search for Katie(possessed) with Hunter.
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Old October 24 2011, 05:59 AM   #28
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I agree it is time to wrap up the original story arc and Ali get her sister back and vanquish the demon, either saving Katie and their family in the process or resulting in a tragic ending which I could see as well. The film implies what happens to the men in Katie and Kristi's family quite well. I was impressed with the origin of the demon...and I kind of predicted how it originally attached its self to the family in the first place. I did think the movie had some goofy moments like the previous one did but overall it was an improvement over the first one and I have to give a lot of credit to the directors who were perfect choices for this film. For those that don't know the directors directed the awesome and some what controversial documentary last year called "Catfish" which I highly recommend seeing.
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Old October 24 2011, 07:26 AM   #29
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Still haven't seen it yet and basing this off the end of PA 2, but I think it would be interesting, although maybe a little pretentious if the directors brought themselves into it like they did in Catfish and extended the story in a meta kind of way being they were the ones who found the footage and put the documentary together. Now they're further investigating and searching for the demon. But yeah totally retreading a bunch of these kinds of movies in addiion to the aforementione Catfish and I guess you could add the upcoming Human Centipede 2.
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I saw the movie last night and was impressed. If for nothing else than it gives the necessary backstory of the demon(Tobey) connection to the family. It also raises the question(unless I missed it) of what happened to the girls biological dad? I have my suspicions seeing as how things went in this movie.

The next movie has to move forward, a direct sequel to pt.2, cause there is no more viable recording one could do going any further back in time. I feel you almost have to bring in a third party, cops?, in a type of filming the search for Katie(possessed) with Hunter.
Super 8?
Now THAT would be hard to watch...
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