Paranormal Activity Appears as Real

Posted by David D'Angelo | 10/30/2009 02:06:00 AM | , | 0 comments »

MOVIE REVIEW PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Paranormal Activity (at least the one we watched online) appears to be a real documentary and you will even ask yourself if it is real or just a film. The seeming realism in filming it is what made it appeal to viewers and not the actual "scare" factor.

We were not scared or screaming per se but we are focusing the entire time on every angle of the camera which the whole time instills a truthful and reality unfolding on every recording of the camera.

The film stops when the camera filming stops.

Paranormal Activity takes brilliant cue from The Blair Witch Project in 1999 and The Last Broadcast in 1998. Both of these films utilize the first person, documentary style filming.

  • STORY: 10 - means the depth of the story and the overall plot.
  • CHARACTERS: 10 - this pertains to the ability of the characters to portray their roles.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - ability of the story to be coherent as the episode progresses.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the effectiveness of the story to relay the full plot and to show the story of each character.
  • MUSIC: 10 - effective use of music in the story.
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 10 - amount and effectiveness of special effects.
  • POPULARITY: 10 - relative popularity of the story/tv series.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 10 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 10.00

The movie was definitely one good movie in which the director really made a huge success in making the movie appear very real. I thought at first that Filipino viewers specially will really get bored watching it specially in the first sequences since nothing is happening. But as the movie moves on the story blends itself and am sure that most of those who will watch has one question upon leaving theaters, "Was it real or was it just a movie?"

That is the huge success factor of this movie which made it possible to rake 61 million dollars from just a meager US$15,000 budget. It's brilliant marketing strategy and actual movie theater footage in its trailer adds to the interest and click factor of the movie.

Definitely brilliant! For those who want to watch the ORIGINAL PARANORMAL ACTIVITY ONLINE CLICK HERE.

For more information on the movie please visit the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

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