Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Paranormal Activity 5: The Marked Ones Movie Review

Soon after graduating high school, Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) begins having supernatural experiences--there's apparently a guardian angel of sorts looking out for him and communicating with him through...a Simon game.

Remember Simon?

Thankfully for us, the viewer, Jesse's buddy Hector (Jorge Diaz) is by his side to record it all on his camera. The fifth installment of the Paranormal Activity series comes off almost as more a spin off of the series than a sequel, and gets the series back on track. There's a lot going on here--we see more a possession than before, and being goofball teens, the lead characters treat it all more like a joke than anything serious. We get more back story, tons of special effects, and a creepy room that holds many answers.

She's about to come across it

It's difficult to stick with this movie through the first thirty minutes--we get to know the characters, and not many come off as likable, but when all hell begins to break loose, you might actually begin to like the characters. Once the movie takes off it rarely slows down, leading up to an ending that ties this movie to the first in a way you will not see coming--without spoiling anything, I will say it answers a previously unanswered question from the first film, and does a nice job in doing so. I really wish the movie was more interesting in the first act, as it may have gone down as a classic, but The Marked Ones is still a very strong entry in the series.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Paranormal Activity 5: The Marked Ones Movie Trailer

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