Ashdoc's movie review---Paranormal activity part 4

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Ashdoc's movie review---Paranormal activity part 4

Post by ashdoc on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:59 am

Welcome to the fourth edition of the ' paranormal activity ' series---as also the least entertaining of them....

Having said this , let me say that I have a weakness for horror films . So I did try to eke out my share of enjoyment from this movie---and I must say I did succeed due to my weakness for this genre of movies because of which I like all of them ; though the same can't be said about other people....you may not be particularly impressed by this version , especially after the expectations raised by the earlier parts of the movie series .

So instead of a hand held video camera this time the shooting is done by the laptop camera of an attractive blonde young girl---all of fifteen and a virgin to boot....exactly the kind of person needed by the ghosts in the movie to bring to fruition their plans....

.....And the ghosts move in as their neighbors , with the woman among them promptly falling sick---forcing the young girls parents to take care of her young male kid....

The fun , or whatever is there of it , starts after the neighbor's boy moves in---as predictably strange things begin to happen....predictable because if they didn't happen then what would be the fun in the movie....??

....And the neighbor's boy has apparently been sent with a plan---to bond with the younger brother of the girl who is an adopted kid ; and to bring him into the ghosts' macabre fold....

So the movie moves on with the jolts and shocks coming at the appropriate places---a chandelier crashing down just short of the girl , a knife mysteriously going up and falling down just short ( again !! ) of a person....

The first half is better than the second half as the movie creates increasing tension as to what is going to happen in the end....

But the second half seems to be stretched too long ( this inspite of the movie being short ) as the same repetitive jolts occur again in it....

We begin to wait for the movie to be finished....

.....And finish it does with the complete ruin of a once happy family--- those who are useless killed off and those useful co-opted by force into the ghosts cult.....basically the same kind of thing that happened in the earlier parts of the movie---so whats new anyway ?? nothing....

Hopefully the ghosts shall stop moving onto new people and new houses--- as the genre is now getting repetitive and boring and pointless....

verdict---worth about 2 stars out of 5

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