Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural found-footage horror film co-produced, written, and directed by Tod Williams. It's a sequel to 2007's Paranormal Activity.
When the Reys move into their new Southern California home in San Diego in 2005, little do they realize that the house is already occupied. In August 2006, after coming home one day to find the house in disarray — but with no signs of forced entry or robbery — they install a video surveillance system to catch the perpetrators. But nothing prepares them for what happens next.
Why We Won’t Demand To See This Film
- The plot is weak. Most of the time, it consists of the family talking, babysitting Hunter, cooking, and them sleeping.
- It barely qualifies as a film at all. It looks more like a viral YouTube video or a really bad home movie rather than a theatrical film.
- The acting is terrible.
- The scary noises feel like they're just for little kids, but not for grown-ups, meaning the film failed to be scary.
- Daniel Rey is a very unlikable character. He keeps going mad at night, witnessing the pan burns and throwing them into the pool. There, he sees a tiny group of people, and he tells them in anger to get out. Next, he thinks that it was the wind slamming the door, but it was actually a demon.
- Almost every night, Hunter keeps crying, and it's really annoying.
- Every night scene is sped up and only slows down during every paranormal action. This makes the film almost work, but it still effectively kills the suspense.
- The film itself is mostly lacking in suspense or scares.
- The family tries to force the idea that the ghost is a demon with no evidence or any other alternative.
- Katie somehow goes to the Reys' home, by walking to the street by herself, without knowing.
The movie currently has a 58% score on Rotten Tomatoes, a 5.7/10 on IMDB, and an 84% on Google. It has a 3/5 score on Common Sense Media with the review, "Psychological horror sequel just as spooky as the original." Despite the film receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences, people have taken a strong dislike to the film as time went on.
- Like the first film, it was banned in Malaysia due to horror, violence and paranormal themes.