It has begun! The first reviews for Paranormal Activity 3 have hit the web. The first Paranormal Activity was made for $15,000 and made a staggering $193million at the box office making it the most profitable movie ever made. The $3million follow up Paranormal Activity 2 made $160million proving that fans still wanted more. The question now is how much money will Paranormal Activity 3 make? Secondly what did you think of the movie?
Movies.com says its more of the same but can also hold its own as a stand alone film. If you liked the first two you will like Paranormal Activity 3 – If you liked the first two Paranormal Activity films, you will most certainly like Paranormal Activity 3…If you haven’t seen any of the previous PA films, you’re not going to be too confused if you make PA3 your franchise entry point, though you will miss out on the context of it all, which isn’t much of a deal breaker considering the PA franchise is already about stretching your willingness to buy into all the spooky nonsense.
HitFix Hitfix says that the last 15minutes of the film really rock and roll and is a quite effective third film in the Paranormal Film Franchise. - It is effective, no doubt about it. Joost and Schulman were the filmmakers behind “Catfish,” and this film manages to play its tone fairly realistic. I like their use of ambient sound, and I think they stage many of the scares very well…The film makes a few big moves early on, and then as it progresses, it definitely keeps turning up the intensity and the reality.
The last ten or fifteen minutes of the film is where they really let it all swing, and it’s a lot of fun to watch how they stage it and how they play it and what the reality of the film is. Some of the jumps are predictable, but they throw so much at the audience that it feels like they just plain want to please. If this was the last of the “Paranormal Activity” films, it would feel like they’d pretty much wrapped it all up.
Indiewire says its works even if it is a shadow of the first two films. - “Paranormal Activity 3” is less effective than its predecessors, but it still works when and how it needs to. As a prequel to a prequel that further explored the supernatural world created by Oren Peli, the film unwittingly reveals the dwindling supply of ideas left to be injected into the franchise, both in conception and execution, even as it offers a finale mostly worthy of its predecessors.
Have these three reviews made you more or less excited to see Paranormal Activity 3? Were you even planning to see it? Sound off in the comments or Bloody Mary will take your soul! Be sure to also checkout the brand new trailer for Paranormal Activity 3 which I posted this morning.