I do love a good fright!
Now, don't worry...there are NO spoilers here, as I am not one to give away movie endings! I want you all to enjoy and experience it for yourselves.
The feelings about this movie are pretty split, with opinions ranging from very positive to some pretty adamant, 'I did NOT like it AT ALL' comments.
Personally, I am giving it 2 thumbs up!
However, it took me a few minutes to come to that conclusion. The movie is one that made me think about it lonnnnng after leaving the theater. Therefore, it was a success in my book!
So, Ray and I decided to go to an early evening showing, so that by the time we exited the theater it would be DARK and we could continue being spooked!
Ooh...exciting! I forgot to bring a Boniva, so I was going to have to get through this on the bone-density that I currently had!
The movie wasn't too packed, which was nice. The previews that were playing before the film started were all for other scary movies, and they were starting to scare the bejeezus out of me! I was nervous that Ray was going to wet himself!
For the most part, everyone was very well-behaved.
However, there was one couple down the aisle who decided to bring their kid! WHAT THE....????
But isn't there always at least one clueless family? The little boy looked like he was about 6-7 years old. Way to go, genius family! You probably just freaked out your kid enough so that he has nightmares for years to come. Bravo to you!
The dad of this incredibly bright family also decided to answer his cell phone in the middle of the theater, and carry on a minute-long conversation during a part of the movie that was dead silent. Either he was too stupid to know that you are supposed to turn your phones off, or he is just so incredibly selfish that he doesn't give a sh*t about others around him. (I'm guessing it's both!)
Besides this specific family, it was a great experience!
The movie focuses on a young couple, Micah & Katie, who decide to videotape themselves around the clock in order to document paranormal activity in their house. Katie has been haunted since she was a child.
Katie, as a character, gets annoying.
Micah is very nice eye candy!
The movie moves along at a very quick pace, and I found that I was never bored. The entire thing was thoroughly entertaining!
I went into this blind, not reading anything about it, or seeing any movie trailers. Therefore, I was clueless as to what was going to happen. From the beginning, they had me convinced that this was actual, real footage...but then there were a couple of scenes where the dialog was pretty cheesy and unrealistic, which made me realize that it was fiction.
When the movie was over, there were a few people in the theater who let out groans, including the
But for the most part, people were leaving the theater generally pleased.
It amazes me that 'Paranormal Activity' was made on a budget of $15,000. Yeah, that's right. $15,000.
So far, the movie has grossed close to $70 million dollars!
I would say that the producers made a good investment!
Luckily, I was able to sleep soundly throughout the night last night, but that's because my apartment is already haunted, and I am used to the ghosts being silly... :)
Either that, or the drinks I went out for after the movie kicked in!
So, in conclusion...
If you are looking for 'jumping out of your seats' thrills, then this movie isn't for you. However, if you like that eerie, freaky, spookiness of a movie, similar to the Blair Witch Project, then you will really enjoy this film!
You will remain thoroughly entertained throughout the entire film. Therefore, whether or not you like the ending or not, you will have a great movie-going experience.
And that...is just my humble opinion.