(4UMF NEWS)Paranormal Activity 4 Scary?:
“Paranormal Activity 4″ may be frightful for all the wrong reasons, if America’s critics are to be believed.
The latest in the hit horror franchise opens Friday, but the sequel didn’t have enough “things that go bump in the night” to warrant glowing reviews. It scored an anemic 29 percent “rotten” rating on the critics’ aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Although the latest found footage scare-fest introduces a new cast of characters, USA Today’s Claudia Puig felt it was the “same old, same old” and accused the filmmakers of returning to the trough one too many times.
“This follow-up feels scattershot and pointless, riding on the coattails of its predecessors,” Puig writes. “Potentially frightening elements are introduced, then dropped or never fully played out. Once the scares start happening – slowly – the terror quotient remains muted.”
Also left without goose bumps was Entertainment Weekly’s Adam Markovitz, who complained that the film was all set-up and no scares.