Oh yes, the fifth installment of this pretty predictable sequel is back. The very first film, Paranormal Activity was made for US$15,000 and grossed a whopping US$193 million worldwide. The subsequent installments were given a budget of US$5 million each time and needless to say, it made at least 25 times more which gives the investors a very worthwhile return.
The idea of having just a story and shooting it and making millions have become a dream come true for everyone. If your story is good and original, you will be able to go far and rich too. 😀
Okay, back to the movie. If you are not going to watch the movie, please continue reading. Otherwise, I probably may spoil the movie for you.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – The camera works, framing and composition is not the ideal of the kind you will expect in blockbusters as it is always stimulating a second person’s view from the camcorder who happens to either be the supporting or lead actor. The fun part of this movie which I found it enjoyable is the guns being used to ‘fire’ off the evil ones right at the end of the movie. As much as being a spin-off or a sequel that this movie is supposed to be, there were brief mentions of the characters Katie who happened to be the protagonist of the very first movie.
Other than the ghostly effects and all, the storyline is quite dull in my opinion due to the fact that there wasn’t a clear explanation of why the lead character, Jesse was the marked one except that he has became of age for the possession when he turns 18 (6 + 6 + 6). There also wasn’t a strong enough good entity in this movie as compared to the other ones where the good forces tried their best to stop but of course failing.’
Overall, not a worthwhile movie to catch in my opinion, but if you must, I’m sure the trailer is all that you will need to know the story which will end the same way like the rest of the earlier series.