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Paranormal Activity 4 (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)


Paranormal Activity 4


Paranormal Activity 4

The Paranormal Activity series has been good for four movies in four years.  There is an argument as to whether they should have ever followed up the terrific original, which stumbled into a shocking zeitgeist popularity due to its do-it-yourself ultra-low-budget uniqueness.  The problem with uniqueness is that you can hardly ever recreate it, and you certainly can’t do it annually.  Yet while PA 2 and PA 3 have been greeted with consistently less critical and popular interest, but the films are so cheap to make that they still made a profit.  Therefore, here comes Part 4 – and the movie closes out with an apparent hint of a coming PA 5.

Paranormal Activity 4 is better than the third chapter, even arguably better than the second, and yet it still seems a little superfluous. 

At least the series is moving forward in time again.  PA 2 was a prequel, taking place soon before the events of Paranormal Activity. PA 3 was another sequel, taking place 20 or so years before the first.  Paranormal Activity 4 returns us to the present day, starting at the end of PA 2 with the breakout star of the original Katie Featherston (playing a character with the same name as the actress, but hopefully they aren’t much alike) kidnapping her nephew after decimating her sister’s family under the influence of an evil demon. 

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