Sunday, 6 December 2009

Paranormal Activity ♥

I know this blog isn't really here for movie reviews, its a beauty blog but its my blog so I'm going to blog about this movie. If you don't want to read this post then don't! :)

*Warning may contain spoilers*

So me and the bf set out to the cinema on Saturday night, even after he warned and warned me that this film has had a lot of really bad reviews. I just didn't want to listen to him, i kept insisting that it looked like a film that i would enjoy. I didn't really know what to expect from this film but i was expecting it to be at least somewhat scary.

So the film starts out that this couple have been having some paranormal things happening and they've bought a new camera to document the activity on, and the whole film is filmed on this camera. It starts out quite interesting if your into paranormal things like i am and at first the paranormal happenings had people gasping, but it wasn't anything too scary. There was a pretty cool effect involving a Ouija board about halfway through the film which i thought was quite good seeing as its such a low budget film. Then there is a part where the girl gets out of the bed and just ends up standing looking at the bed with her bf in it for about 3 hours while the time on the camera fast forwards and then she wanders outside which is where her bf finds her (this is relevant to later on) and at about this time is when people started to laugh at the film it just seemed to get sillier and sillier, and the acting seemed to get worse.

Next i want to talk about the ending so if you don't want to know what happens i suggest you stop reading here and skip down to my thoughts on the film.

The ending of this film had me in stitches, the girl (sorry i can't remember their names, i think it was Katie?) ends up getting out of bed and stands staring at the bed/her bf again for a few hours whilst it fast forwards the time, people were really starting to laugh at this point, then she wanders off downstairs again and we hear her start to scream and her bf, (Mica?) leaps out of the bed super fast and runs down the stairs to Katie and next thing we know hes been thrown across the room right towards the camera and Katie appears in the doorway covered in his blood, i was in fits of giggles at this point and I'm not even sure why now i think about it, i guess i was laughing at the bad acting. Anyway.. Here comes the scary part, people actually screamed lol.. Katie walks over to Mica and starts to sort of eat him but then the camera catches her attention, she looks at the camera in a weird demonic creepy kind of way and lunges for the camera which i think was the most scary part of this film, and that's where it ends. It then goes on to tell us that Mica's body was found on such a date and Katie seems to have disappeared and no one has seen her since.

Okay for those of you who didn't want to read the ending its safe for you to start reading again!

So my thoughts on this film, it was definitely no where near scary.. The bf was falling asleep, and me with half of the cinema were in fits of giggles, and the bf declared that he'd just wasted 2 hours of his life. But i think the scary part comes after you have seen this film and forget how bad the acting and the film was, and just concentrate on the story when your in bed alone at night and things are starting to look pretty similar, you start to wonder what those bumps in the night are. I think this film if re-made with a larger budget and better actors could actually be pretty good. I think it has potential, it wasn't really all bad i just think the actors ruined it by not actually being very good.

Have you seen this film yet? What did you think?

Thanks for reading,

Charlotte. xx :)


Sarah x said...

I completely agree, watched the film and though it was naff then have been terrorised every time the blanket moves in the night ever since lol!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I was on the fence about going to see this film and I'm glad I did not.

Phoebe said...

I loved this film and thought it was scary!
I thought the end was a bit silly rhough... apparently theres 3 different endings though.

I did a review on my second blog if you're interested in comparing!

Meg said...

I completely agree with you! I saw this the other day with some friends and we were just giggling at it! I'd heard so many things about how creepy it is.. it really didn't live up to my expectations of it!

*bit of a spoiler*
The part when the girl got out of bed and stood watching her boyfriend when the tape was fast forwarding, and she was rocking backwards and forwards really quickly, the whole cinema was cracking up haha! :)

xcharleym0ox said...

Meg: LOL thats the part everyone was laughing at when i went to see it too! I was cracking up until she lunged at the camera and then i was like omg creepy! Haha. x

Lorien BeautyLove said...

LOL I agree with you!!
Half the cinema were screaming, and the other half were laughing!
I was in the laughing half!
The funniest (or "Scariest" bit) was when the demon (ooOoOooOo) dragged her from her bed and she went PLONK onto the floor before being DRAGGED away LOL anyways i give the movie like not even a 1