Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Paranormal Activity

With every review I've written over the past month, I've been comparing each movie with excellence. What I mean by that is I've liked several things in just about every movie. But if it wasn't excellent, then I've nitpicked. Yes, there have been some I've clearly not liked as much as others. But in the previous 22 days, I've liked many things about each movie whether I've stated so or not. That streak ends now.

To be clear, Paranormal Activity isn't my type of movie. It wasn't made for me. I'm not sure, but I think there needs to be something inside you that believes that this sort of thing could really happen. If you liked it, then this movie reached into you and found that part. I don't have that.

Why did I go? I guess I saw enough reviews that liked it. I think I heard enough people say that even if you don't like this kind of movie you'll still get freaked out. One Saturday last month it was about 3, I had to be somewhere at 7, so I had some time to kill.

Thinking back, I can't think of anything I enjoyed about Paranormal Activity. Oh wait - since it was only 86 minutes long, I wasn't bored for 87 minutes.


Andrew Nolan said...

I really liked it, and I don't believe in this sort of thing. I don't believe in the anti-christ or demon possession, either, but I like The Omen and the Exorcist.

Anyway, it had enough good scares to entertain me, although I didn't care for either of the two main actors and don't anticipate them working again. I also don't know if it'll be nearly as good on repeated viewings, unless you watch it with people who haven't seen it before.

Did you like "Blair Witch"?

Andrew Nolan said...

It occurred to me that I blogged about this flick, but it was hella days ago. Here it is, if you give a shit:

Kaboom32 said...

Ah - I had read something about it before seeing it.

I guess it's something else that I just don't have. I don't remember disliking Blair Witch when I saw it, but I don't remember liking it either. That was before my War on Shaky Cam.