PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3
Directed by HENRY JOOST and ARIEL SCHULMAN
Starring CHLOE CSENGERY, JESSICA TYLER BROWN,
LAUREN BITTNER, and CHRISTOPHER NICHOLAS SMITH
Somehow I don't think the filmmakers intended for most of the audience to laugh their way through Paranormal Activity 3. Admittedly I was in a college theater with a primarily college-aged audience, so perhaps the audience laughed when they weren't supposed to? The more likely scenario is that the audience got it right.
Written by returning screenwriter Christopher Langdon and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Paranormal Activity 3 is promising at first. Set in 1988, we're quickly introduced to Dennis (Christopher Nicholas Smith), a wedding videographer and new live-in boyfriend of Julieplayed by Lauren Bitner. Julie just so happens to be the mother of the doomed sisters, Katie and Kristi. Of course in 1988, Katie (Chloe Csengery ) and Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown) are kids and not the adults knocked around by invisible entities in 2006.
I really liked the first two, but I was not impressed with the latest installment in the franchise. You can see my review of the second film from 2010 here. Please don't be one of those folks waiting at the theater at midnight. It's not worth it. See it at the $1.50 or wait for it on dvd.
Review - http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-raleigh/paranormal-activity-3-is-laughable-and-not-the-good-way-review
|Katie (Katie Featherston) and Kristi (Sprague Grayden) all grown up in 2006.|