Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Paranormal Activity 3, when I received the tickets from Nuffnang for this supernatural/ghost movie, I was actually excited to watch it. Even though I missed out Paranormal Activity 1 and 2, from the hype of the movie naturally I was eager to catch it in the cinemas. Unfortunately, not watching the 1st and 2nd installment of this movie proved to be a mistake as this Paranormal Activity 3 was produced to serve as a prequel to the original movie.

Paranormal Activity 3
The Movie
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Paranormal Activity 3

Rushing over from Pavilion to catch the movie in Midvalley Megamall at 9pm, I was lucky to be able to catch up with some bloggers before the movie began. Benjamin was so nice as to help me collect my tickets in advance.

Paranormal Activity 3
The pretty and handsome Mr and Ms ticket issuers from Nuffnang and ChurpChurp

Anyhow, coming back to this movie, Paranormal Activity 3 tells the tale of this family, a mother and her boyfriend with their two daughters (Katie and Kristy) living in a house whereby they will soon find it to be inhabited by this invisible scary beings. Here is where the girls befriend the increasingly aggressive invisible friend, Toby. The mother's boyfriend then sets up these cameras in strategic locations in the house to "catch" the ghost in the act which he finally did. Unfortunately, it was too late when everybody was convinced that there actually are ghosts in the house.

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I was told the previous two installments were interesting, if you are into this whole "watch the video run, and try to catch where's the ghost" scare tactics. Don't get me wrong, Paranormal Activity 3 IS scary, not so much in the actual ghost sighting itself, but in the anticipation that something, anything will pop up as the camera runs. You'll find yourself gripping the seats, squinting your eyes, or just hiding under that blanket you brought into the cinema throughout the movie. 

Paranormal Activity 3

Like I said, if I had caught the first two installments of Paranormal Activity, I would have appreciated this movie more. The two girls Katie and Kristy were the main stars in Paranormal Activity 1 and 2, and this was suppose to be the movie where it all began. Unfortunately, I did not really enjoy the ending nor the movie as a whole. The only part I enjoyed was the scare tactics which I mentioned in the paragraph above this. 

If you are into watching hours of tape running with nothing much on screen, probably a sudden move or a 3 seconds ghost image encounter, then by all means catch this movie. As for me, I rate this movie a 4/10, the ending had me going "that's it? I squinted my eyes for an hour plus for this?"

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Unknown said...

expected more for the ending

isroxck said...

3/10 ?!
Ouch ! This is painful =/

Isaac Tan said...

ya weh, expected more.. a real "wtf" moment at the end. ><

Sigh painful but true. But i read reviews that it is similar to the 1st and 2nd movie, so I guess if you liked those first two, this one should be ok.

Qi Wen said...

Aiks, I don't like the feeling when it ends with "huh, like this only?" =.=

Koh Kian Fai said...

at least this is better than PA2 and can find out who is the bosses behind all the PA series! LMAO

TOBY reminds me of NARUTO!

ANIME for the WIN babe! :P

[SK] said...

you must be watching this movie with Kian Fai together?? haha, another free movie preview and another posts that both of you are competing to publish to see who's first?? hehe~~

Unknown said...

Really? 3/10? hahahaah u must've been itching to get out of the cinema. LOL!

I didn't watch PA2 but I heard sucky reviews about it so I'm thinking of which fared better. If PA3 is the prequel, then I don't think I mind checking it out just to know how everything happened that led to PA1.

PA1 was okay.. it wasn't super awesome but definitely not a boring movie.

Bella Enveeus said...

I sort of don't really get where it all started.. What happened at the end was so quick, after all that tense and jump-in-seat moments, it was a little disappointing.. Maybe I'll give it a 5/10 though.. Since the sex-taping scene made the girls next to me doing weird sounds.. LOL!!!

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suituapui said...

No good? I'm not into sci-fi or horror.... In fact, I'm not into movies at all. Hehehehehehe!!!!

toninkush said...

i have no fave line cause there isnt any that's unheard of.

when you watch the paranormal activity films, you have to appreciate its scare tactics to like it.

Paranormal Activity 3 movie review

Toro Hung said...

Very Nice Article… Thanx For sharing…. i will come to get more info.

Toro Hung said...

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Small Kucing said...

scary ka?

Yee Ling said...

I was being told the Part 1 is the best out of the 3.

Blackswan said...

Oh, u went to this event too? Just came over from Kian Fai's blog. So u guys are always busy attending events huh? Cool!

Wish I'm as hardworking. On the contrary, I don't like attending events or social networking. Think I'll get black-listed from Nuffnang & OMY for not joining them at all. Lol! I'm missing out a lot.

Can't wait to watch this movie. I'm a horror freak, so any thriller works for me :)

Punk Chopsticks said...

Goosh I hear so much about this movie! I can't believe that I honestly have not watch the first and second installments yet!! DX

Anonymous said...

I'm so gonna watch this, already watch the 1st and 2nd sequels sure not gonna miss this.

Unknown said...

never really watch before..only watch some sneaks..not my cup of ghost movie...slightly not scary and lame..haha

Reanaclaire said...

The "squinting" word.. read this in a few posts about this movie.. guess it is not encouraged to watch, huh..

suituapui said...

Prequel, ok what? Then you go back and watch 1 and 2...all in the correct sequence dah! I hear this movie will make you pee in your pants... No, thank you. LOL!!!

darranlow said...

From your review, it seems that this movie would be a waste to watch in the cinemas.