No Eli Roth. This was suppose to be a prequel to the original. Leading up to the "Water virus spreading". It wasn't as affective or as dark without Eli Roth involved. It started out decent, was interesting but quickly got silly, eventually leading into 2 woman all decayed with their boobs out, skin peeling away, muscle showing, wrestling!? WTF.....
Good movie for what it was, Matthew McConaughey wasn't as annoying as he usually is, I can't believe he lost all that weight for the role!! Scary. Jared Leto steals the show though! He is one convincing transexual. Well deserved Golden Globe for him.
I guess the jokes on me...I didn't even know DEVIL'S DUE was a found footage film!?!? Ugh.....They need to stop making these movies, I got tricked! That funny youtube baby video had me wanting to see it, which you don't even see in the film!? Good marketing strategy. Ok so the premise of the movie was good, although it's basically taken from Rosemary's Baby but found footage style, no real big scares, Overall it was mostly just the stages of a woman's pregnancy with the odd "weird thing" happening to her, it wasn't as good as Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones even....Nothing interesting until the last 7-10 minutes, the camera is so shaky in this movie you get motion sickness, it's jumping vertically, horizontally like someone spinning around on a fair ride. There are also camera's staged in the house (like paranormal Activity) WHY not film the movie normally?? The same style applies to this movie like the other movies. I hope this found footage style dies off soon, the teat has been milked dry.
I liked the movie more than I thought I would, and this "spin-off" was much better than Paranormal Activity 4; but still nowhere near as good as Paranormal Activity 1 or 2. The first half of the movie is mostly comedy; doing drugs, swearing and jokes which was kind of annoying after a while, it finally gets a bit more serious near the middle. It took me awhile to get into the movie, I wanted to leave at first, the middle to the end was better. There were some surprises that tie in the original Paranormal Activity movies to this one which was good. I have no plans of seeing Paranormal Activity 5 in the theatre, unless they come up with some amazing backstory, I don't see myself paying to see it. I do wish they would stop making them, Paranormal Activity 1-3 were good enough! I took a chance on this spin-off hoping it would be different, it's really the same stuff just with a Latino cast, still many fake-out scares, same formula applies, I like when they were in the house at the end, it doesn't wrap as quickly and like i said it is a huge step-up from the awful Paranormal Activity 4. The Marked Ones was ok but still doesn't win me over to say "OMG I LOVED IT". I will end saying something that started off with the shaky found footage style is becoming tired. "Blair Witch Project", "V/H/S" and "Paranormal Activity" set the bar, were fun and original, but sequel after sequel after spin-off, after other rip-off movies is the new thing.....production companies are greedy and just don't know when to stop.
This sequel was bigger and better than the first movie in every aspect. This movie doesn't have the shaky camera angles during the death scenes like the first one either. I did enjoy the first movie but if I had to pick I would rather watch this one. The "fighting zone" had some great effects, and kept you wondering, and not knowing what to expect next with all these thing's constantly happening, it was a lot more intense build-up for sure. Jennifer Lawrence shines in this role. I really like all the characters in the movie; Jena Malone "The Ruins" who plays "Johanna" was fun, I love her double sided shiny pointed axe. look forward to seeing more from her in Mocking Jay....Josh Hutcherson "Peeta" wasn't half as annoying in the second instalment either, I love Elizabeth Banks as "Effie Trinket", Woody Harrelson is also suited for his role as "Haymitch", and of course Liam Hemsworth is always hot to look at although he's not in the movie's much. Apparently they are making the last book into 2 movies Mocking Jay Part 1 and Mocking Jay Part 2 to fully explain the story without being rushed? Anyways really happy with the movie overall. If you liked the first one you will love the second one, if you din't mind the first one, give the second one a chance I bet it will turn you into a fan.