by Helen Earnshaw |
We have been counting down the top ten Worst Movies of 2012 - and boy have their been some stinkers and well as some that have really disappointed.
And here we are at the number one spot and it is filled by the truly awful Paranormal Activity 4.
Now I will admit that I was never a huge fan for the first one and so to find a fourth film hitting the big screen was a bit of a surprise - but I suppose if something makes money then they are going to run with it.
But the franchise has got steadily worse with each movie and Paranormal Activity 4 is the worst one so far.
The story takes place in 2011, five years after Katie killed her boyfriend Micah, sister Kristi, her husband Daniel and took their baby, Hunter.
The story focuses on Alex and her family who experience strange goings on in their home since the new neighbours (Katie and Robbie) moved in the town.
To say that this is a slow burner is a little bit of an understatement as nothing really happens for the first hour expect the fact that Alex has sent up cameras all over her house to watch these 'strange' happenings.
Now I don't mind a slow plot if the intention is to build tension and suspense if you do it just to bore you audience to death then I am not as big a fan.
And that is exactly Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman have done and is it almost like they had an ending but didn't really know what to fill the rest of the ninety five minutes with and so just stuck any old thing in there.
The last thirty minutes is the most exciting part of the whole movie but by then you either don't give a hoot about what happens to any of the characters or, like me, you have dozed off.
Paranormal Activity is not creepy, eerie or scary and so the whole idea of it being a horror movie is lost pretty early on.
Add to that really irritating characters then you have a movie that isn't up to much.
And if that is not enough naffness to send you running from the cinema then the found footage format will make you want to weep.
This is something that has been done to death and there is just this feeling of going back over old ground with this movie - it doesn't offer anything new or exciting.
And as if this movie wasn't bad enough you will be pleased to hear that a fifth film is in the pipeline - a guaranteed contender for the Worst Movie of 2013.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw