Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Critic Consensus: Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't cover any new ground, but its premise is still scary -- and in some respects, it's a better film than the original.
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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2
Like Oren Peli, who created the first film, director Tod Williams keeps the dialogue So-Cal dumb and colorless, which must be part of the scare plan but makes both these movies hard to sit through.
...reaffirms familiar scare tactics...taps into a certain kind of eeriness implicit in the threat to suburban domesticity, which was precisely what made "Poltergeist" so frightening back in the day.
Even knowing what's likely to come -- the doors opening on their own, the skeptical characters scoffing at metaphysical explanations, the unheeded warnings from paranormally gifted guests -- doesn't make it any less nailbiting to watch.
It's simultaneously a lot more expensive and a lot cheaper.
Audience Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2
A superior and scarier sequel (prequel actually) that serves best as an example of what the first movie should have been but wasn't, given that, contrary to the silly sheet tricks of that one, we're offered this time a more interesting development of the paranormal activity.
The second movie, with better camera, budget, and story moves away from its primal roots while still managing to deliver scares greater than the first.
Longer and more complex, but not as scary as the first film, relying too much on the same tricks that just aren't as effective this time around.
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|Daniel Rey:||Did you leave the heater on in the hot tub?|
|Daniel Rey:||No?! It's like a million degrees in there.|
|Daniel Rey:||(regarding Kristi after watching pool cleaner crawl out of the pool) "Her hormones are all kooky! She's got...paranoid mommy!"|
|Daniel Rey:||(regarding Kristi after watching pool cleaner crawl out of the pool) Her hormones are all kooky! She's got, paranoid mommy!|
|Kristi Rey:||"LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!"|
|Kristi Rey:||Leave me alone!|
|Daniel Rey:||Hey! Who left the front door open?|
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