“Paranormal Activity 2”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Well, here we are again. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Paranormal Activity, and yet here I am one year later, and even less of a fan of its sequel for many reasons. First of all, Paranormal Activity 2 is not a sequel, it’s a prequel, and second… It’s lame. Okay, so not so many reasons. Look, I just don’t find loud bangs and noises to be scary. The first one did the same thing, but at least there were a few more freaky moments to fill in the nothingness of the movie. This time you just get a whole lot of the nothing. I really felt like leaving the theatre a few times, but for the sake of the review I stuck it out. It’s not that it’s unwatchable. It just feels like the same movie and it felt like nothing was happening for a really, really long time. I kind of wish they wouldn’t have made this one a tie-in to the last movie. A completely new story would have maybe held my interest a little more. But on the flip-side, I did think the way they tied the two stories together was really creative, and once again the “unknown” actors gave some really fantastic performances. It’s just lost on me. I feel like the concept of these movies work, but I just wish they’d step on the gas every once and a while. And yes, I’m afraid we’ll be seeing a Paranormal Activity 3 around this time next year. And yes, I will most likely see it. Dislike it. And review it. So, you’ve got that to look forward to.