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Paranormal Activity 4 is not the sequel to part 3, but a sequel to part 2. Far be it from me to state the obvious, but I must. Four years later (how appropriate), we are introduced to a new family where the new found footage activity is captured by a teenager named Alex (Newton) as she meets a boy from across the street who stays with them for a while, where supernatural events take place, and we all know how it all ends, but aren't we the least bit curious? As it has been tradition for three years, my university has been releasing the Paranormal Activity series one-three days prior to it's official release, and of course, I wasn't gonna miss the chance.
Part 4 focuses more on Hunter, the male son that has been the target for the demon since part 2, although, until this series decides to shed some light on the name and the tribe of women that are responsible for the harbanging of this invisible malevolence, we're just gonna be fantastically frustrated with this series. I guess this is what Star Wars fans feel like with Lucas on a daily basis. This kid now lives with the family and like always crazy stuff happens. I have at best two cameras and one camcorder and Miss Newton's character pulls out God knows how many cameras to record the activities that haunt her house. Guess we can call that a classification of plot hole for the hell of it. It also serves as an opportunity for Xbox to advertise their products in motion sensors. I found the idea ridiculous and cheap but the audience ate it up, especially the girl next to me who enjoyed the parts without the activity and hid herself under her jacket when it did happen.
Part three pushed the envelope and this time, they played it safe towards the big buildup where all the really great stuff started to occur. From flying knives to the luscious Katie to a young boy making adult level death threats. For it's budget, the theatrics are top grade. I'll attend part 5 and part 6 until they can finally piece it all together or pause it like Saw, but hey, give us what we want at least. (I laugh at the thought).
Written by: Bawnian©-Dexeus.