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Let's not pretend like this is a difficult movie to understand. People often end up confusing difficult with ridiculous. You don't even need to be fully conscious to understand these movies. Or at least what they are very poorly attempting to do. Here's the formula to make a PA movie. Found footage genre + 45-60 minutes of dreadfully boring build up + the "funny guy" + cheap scares + demon kills everyone (only good part is watching them die) = 50+ million$$ cash money! Sound about right? They actually product placed a Kinect in a movie that takes place in 06. The Kinect was released in 2010. That alone shows me that these people believe their fan base is chock full of "morons" because they don't even pick up on it this BS.
Dec 13 - 08:38 PM
PA is now the worst horror franchise since Saw.
Dec 15 - 11:06 PM
Saw was fucking awesome
Jan 31 - 03:08 PM
Yeah... Okay, Marilyn Manson. I'm sure Saw is your favorite movie of all time.
Feb 25 - 08:16 AM
Chase: The Lost Trollfighter
The original Saw wasn't a terrible film. Cheesy, but I think it was a solid horror show. The sequential films were atrocious, however. I feel the same about Paranormal Activity. The original was coherent and nerve shattering at times but very overrated and, as the franchise unfolded, became mind numbingly bad. Hmm...now that I think about it, Zachary, it appears we're on the same page. Now I'm confused as to why I decided to respond lol.
Feb 25 - 03:55 PM
Most original horror franchise have a strong kickoff (Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Scream), but as soon as producers find out it's making a lot of money, it is almost DEMANDED that the rest of the franchise be jotted down on paper and filmed--as quickly as possible--to get more of that cash. Anyway, yeah, I think we're on the same page.
Feb 25 - 05:56 PM
My favorite film is Empire Strikes Back, and you hate Apocalypse Now and Lawrence of Arabia!
Feb 26 - 05:57 PM
Apocalypse Now? How about Apocalypse Later, when I have time to sit through 5 hours of blank nothingness.
Feb 26 - 07:36 PM
yet you spend it on the Hobbit...
Feb 27 - 03:33 PM
The Hobbit actually has a plot and is not even three hours.
Mar 2 - 01:32 PM
Run-time The Hobbit: 170 min.
Apocalypse now: 153 min.
Mar 2 - 04:53 PM
The Hobbit: Plot and action, witty dialogue and plain fun.
Apocalypse Now: Blank scenes that mean nothing and don't advance the boring plot; has stupid characters and a weird ending that makes no sense.
Mar 3 - 10:14 AM
Hobbit: Padding, Boring, childish humor
Apocalypse Now: Inventive, Dark, Haunting, Revolutionary, Imaginative, Visionary, Masterpiece
You: Fucking Moron
Mar 3 - 02:47 PM
How is Apocalypse Now inventive? There's nothing in it! The only thing it revolutionized was: Every director now has to make a Vietnam War movie that lasts 3 and a half hours for no reason. It is isn't visionary; there's nothing to look at. Masterpiece? Yeah, right. It's not even "haunting"-- what, is 100 porn stars dancing on a stage in 30 degree weather supposed to scare me?
The Hobbit was only boring because you probably saw it at 2 AM specifically so you could fall asleep and find a reason to hate it. It wasn't boring; you're just pretending it is. Childish humor? That's all in the spirit of the book; you wouldn't know because you probably haven't read a single book in your entire life.
Mar 3 - 08:23 PM
How is Apocalypse Now inventive? There's nothing in it! The only thing it revolutionized was: Every director now has to make a Vietnam War movie that lasts 3 and a half hours for no reason. It isn't visionary; there's nothing to look at. Masterpiece? Yeah, right. It's not even "haunting"-- what, is 100 porn stars dancing on a stage in 30 degree weather supposed to scare me?
The Hobbit was only boring because you probably saw it at 2 AM specifically so you could fall asleep and find a reason to hate it. It wasn't boring; you're just pretending it is. Childish humor? That's all in the spirit of the book, pal; you wouldn't know because you probably haven't read a single book in your entire life.
AUJ was a lot more lively and fun to watch than Apocalypse Now, which is almost impossible to tolerate. Only weirdos who snort cocaine and smoke pot and have no life or jobs have time to watch Apocalypse Now attentively.
Mar 3 - 08:27 PM
Zach, you just hit full blown retard...Apocalypse Now is haunting because of the Soldiers actions towards the villagers. Inventive because 1. The Helicopter scene 2. The Cinematography 3. The Narrative The Hobbit is fucking boring because the pace is so motherfucking slow (45 fucking minutes to get out of Hobitton!!!), and you're complaining about AN being stretched out, Wow. A;so, the guy who seems to hover over every comment he makes and rep lie is saying AN fans have no lives is hypocrisy at it's finest. And don't even bother responding because I'm done. you are singlehandedly one of the dumbest people on this website, maybe not tied with Movie 43 or Geordie, but up there. so shut the fuck up and die
Mar 5 - 01:24 PM
LOL why are we having this discussion on a PA movie thread?
The cinematography for AN was just like every other movie... who cares for it?
The soldiers had no actions, they just floated on a raft for three hours. Stupid.
And it's not 45 minutes to get out of hobbiton. It's like, 38. Stupid exaggerations don't make you right.
And I bet you're gonna come right back to this thread though, because you know you're not "done here." And if you don't, it's really because you're just a coward.
Mar 5 - 05:07 PM
Well, it's pretty obvious right there with your "coward" comment that you are trying to provoke him into coming back into the conversation. Just let it go, Zach.
Mar 7 - 02:40 PM
Well, it's pretty obvious right there with your "if you don't, you're just a coward," comment that you are trying to provoke him into coming back into the argument. Just let it go, Zach.
Mar 7 - 02:44 PM
Thanks for your input, Dylan. It does seem best to just let it go.
Mar 7 - 09:37 PM
Zach are you so fucking stupid.
Mar 16 - 10:31 AM
Not as stupid as the 5 hour suck fest Apocalypse Now.
Mar 16 - 06:40 PM
apocalypse now is such trash.
Mar 19 - 01:47 PM
Chris pip, The movie does not take place in 2006 it takes place in 2011, just by seeing you write that means you havent even watched it and here you are talking shit about the film, or you just pay absolutely no fucking attention, look at the damn poster it says "2011" write in the bottom...and now you're straight to thinking they think we're all a choke full of morons? quoting you "That alone shows me" that you don't understand how to understand 1st grade " Setting" P.S. Your little math gimmick up there is as cute as your last name.
Jan 18 - 04:07 PM
Actually, Paranormal Activity 4 takes place in 2011.
Mar 7 - 02:36 PM
This was not a good movie, but I will say that you are wrong when you say it takes place in 2006 and therefore it cannot have the Kinect in it. It takes place in 2011 as specified in the movie.
Mar 7 - 02:42 PM
http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag-sinister-and-paranormal-activity/ skip to about 16:00 for the PA4 review.
Dec 8 - 02:26 PM
Why is he a moron, guys? This is a rehash crap film raking in the money of unintelligent viewers who don't know what a movie is. Good review, Ryan.
Dec 8 - 02:24 PM
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Feb 26 - 05:53 PM
mattovo the great
you obviously didn't understand the film
Nov 15 - 07:33 AM
oh yes he did! all PA movies are crap except the 1st one after that the scare is over.
Dec 15 - 11:07 PM
Exactly! Since they know so much they should obviously make a better film themselves and give it a wide realease, I'd like to see them try
Jan 18 - 04:12 PM
by God, you're fucking retarded. If we don't6 have the right to criticize a shitty film because we never made one, what right do have to say it's good? none. These talentless fucks in hollywood are allowed to make movies because of fucking idiots like you
Jan 31 - 03:04 PM
Okay I was a little too hard, but my piont still stands!
Mar 1 - 07:33 PM
Steven, I could blow my load, slow it down, extend it to 80 mins, and get a better result than these movies. They're fucking horrible.
Jan 31 - 04:03 PM
I agree this movie sucks sweaty donkey balls and that Zach guy is a douche.
Mar 13 - 10:33 AM
Challenged excepted Steven
Jun 30 - 10:50 PM