View Full Version : Expect SPOILERS. Paranormal Activity 3. What was that?

2012-08-21, 02:23 AM
First off, this being about Paranormal Activity 3, and having SPOILERS all in caps in the thread title, I'm not going to bother with spoiler tags. So please don't get on me for not doing that, thank you.

Just watched the movie on DVD. Yeah, I'm right on the bleeding edge of films, right? A family member had a health condition that made it generally unadvisable to be watching scary movies at that time.

That said, if you've seen it, you probably are going, "But WW, it's NOT scary." And you'd be right. Or I'm really missing something. I even wiki'd it to see if I was missing some glaring thing. Nope, I got all the major plot points.

So my question is: What was that? Seriously? Relatively positive reviews and huge amounts of money opening night. For that. This is what passes for horror these days? It was gratifying that it wasn't a blood bath torture porn type horror movie, but that's about the highest praise I can offer. A couple of cheap thrills that never really got all the way there, and then straight into predictability. The inverted pentacle on the wall in the last few minutes. They really did that. :smallannoyed: The witches dancing around the bonfire. They really did that, too. Shall we talk about the sheet-ghost scene? That was, for me, the high point of the film.

Are. You. Kidding. Me.

So please, Playground, Enlighten me. Or mock PA3 mercilessly. That might be more fun, and almost certainly easier.