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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NOW THAT THE WHOOPLA HAS DIED DONE...


"Paranormal Activity" was a low-budget phenomena that utilized novel marketing techniques and a film style designed to evoke reality TV and the immediacy of real events. It tapped into the public interest in all things paranormal.


Did it work, though, as a paranormal movie?

On one level the film did draw in the view with a raw sense of the frustration and couriosity abot what was going on. Some of the scenes were truly spine tingling, especially those taken as 'night vision' video...


Yet, I found myself very disappointed at the rather hackneyed and heavy handed descent into a demonic rationale and a 'been-there-done-that' cliff hanger ending.

A less stereo-typical ending, more questions, and a lot more suspense would have helped the ending to rise above the 'YouTube" realm of supernatural suspense and the 'Got Cha' cliche ending....
But do view it, especially with someone who has not seen it before....that can be entertaining.

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