Paranormal Activity 2 DVD

Joe Coyle 28/02/2011

Rating: 3/5

When I mentioned that I was going to be reviewing Paranormal Activity 2 to a few friends I was astonished by the breadth of opinion on the film. I was told in turn by my good friends that the film was “the biggest pile of w**k I have ever seen” and “Oh my god, it's so good. I didn't sleep for days , it was so scary” and the contrasting arguments continued for at least the next 20 minutes.

So from a review stand point I started watching Paranormal Activity 2 completely from the neutral zone, not sure what to expect and by the end of the film I remain in the neutral zone. The film is neither the worst or scariest film I have ever seen. Just a solid piece of genre cinema. Paranormal Activity 2 is in essence a prequel. So even though I had no knowledge of the previous film I didn't feel I was missing out on any massive plot holes. It plays to its audience and plays well. It's constructed well and most importantly it's entertaining.

Apparently according to friends it is not as good as the original, but very few films with the exception of Godfather 2, Toy Story 2 and Spiderman 2 are. So I appear to be stuck in the middle of the opinion of my friends. The mediator to the conflicting arguments. I enjoyed Paranormal Activity 2 but it wont change my life.