Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Paranormal Activity 4 Movie Review

Teen Alex Nelson (Kathryn Newton) and her family take in a boy named Robbie after his mother Katie falls ill. Soon after, things begin to get spooky around the house, and, this being a Paranormal movie, they set up cameras to capture it all. The 4th installment of the series is a sequel to the second film, taking place five years later and in Henderson, Nevada. The Nelson family's son, Wyatt, turns out to be Hunter, and his aunt Katie eventually comes looking for him. Throw in Toby and a countless number of witches and this all becomes very familiar territory.

And Kinect dots

Unlike in the previous three movies, there really are no likable characters in this one. Alex is a whiny, annoying, self-absorbed teen girl constantly on Skype or her phone...

Lots of this

...and, unfortunately, the cast of characters only gets worse from there. The scares are very forced, we get a LOT of stuff that does nothing but slow down the pace of the film, and a lot of what we see happen makes no sense at all. Seriously, in the end sequence, is there a person on the planet who would have held on to the computer?! The movie is only somewhat saved by an ending that, while convoluted and hard to swallow, at least serves to keep your attention. The Paranormal Activity series really fell off the cliff with the fourth film. I wonder if the series can be saved?

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4

Paranormal Activity 4 Movie Trailer

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