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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #2295 on: April 14, 2014, 06:23:23 am »
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones For the pretty young ladies.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6DYsGTMkCU

The fifth in the Paranormal Activity series, takes a serious hard right from the formula of the past flicks. Normally I would applaud this, but unfortunately, they did everything wrong possible. The Marked Ones takes a novel approach by going into the Hispanic community. This brings fresh faces and a new perspective on how a culture approach the paranormal. The minor fault here though is too much emphasizing.

The past 4 flicks were very similar in formula. I liked them though. There was slow reveal of creepiness. And the part I loved most where the static camera’s monitoring rooms and we as the viewer just paint the screen with our eyes to figure out what ghostly thing was happening.

None of that here. All gone. Not static POV. It’s all shaky cam. Which then brings back the very tired question of why are you filming certain scenes when clearly your life is in danger or there is absolutely no reason to be holding a camera. I know why its done… to tell a story, but the reasoning just diminishes credibility thus scariness.

And for some unknown reason they pus elements of “Chronicle” in this movie where one of the characters gets super powers. Yea, he can fly while skateboarding. WTF?

They introduce a lot of unexplained things, that just ends. Never follow up with it in any sense. gahhhhh

The Marked Ones really fails. It’s lazy. It’s not scary. It’s not interesting. We’ve seen it all before.

So yea, I was going in kinda expecting some goodness because of the different direction. Unfortunately it falls on the other side of the fence and splats with a loud thud.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 06:25:17 am by Mac »
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