Movie Review: Paranormal Activity 2
Grace Lindner, Staff Writer
November 22, 2010
Filed under Opinions
Ever since its opening night, Paranormal Activity 2 was been swamped with teens seeking a thrill and many screams. Despite bad reviews from some critics, students seemed to be attracted to the pop-out type of horror Paranormal provides. Considered by most to be much better than its prequel, Paranormal Activity 2 had everyone in the audience on the edge of their seats within the first 20 minutes.
The story begins with an average family, new to their neighborhood, who experiences a horrific break-in. They decide to install cameras in various spots around their home in order to catch a future robber. However, the Rey family discovers something much more frightening: their house seems to be haunted. Through a series of terrifying episodes involving a seemingly ‘paranormal’ demon, the Reys’ courage is tested, along with the audience’s.
Although the main critique of Paranormal Activity 2 is its generic plotline, thrill-seekers will love the edge-of-your-seat scares, different and much more realistic than the average horror movie. Because of the popularity of the first Paranormal Activity, the movie staff had sufficient funds for incredible effects for Paranormal Activity 2. The literal ‘no strings attached’ appearance during levitation scenes makes Paranormal that much more horrifying, especially during the scene in which the baby, Hunter, is somehow lifted from his crib in the middle of the night. Not only is Paranormal incredibly realistic, but it provides its eager audience with constant screams, making for the perfect horror movie.