jueves, 29 de octubre de 2015

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Review

When it come to the Paranormal Activity movies I have been split. On the one hand I think they were creative and kind of creepy, but on the other hand they have been repetitive and predictable. I am also not a fan of the “found footage” films that a lot of studios like to make because they are cheap.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is different from the other movies in the franchise, but that does not mean that the change is all positive. The difference is that unlike in previous movies there is a camera that can capture the demon, so instead of being afraid of something you cannot see, the movie bets on putting a monster in front of your eyes. That unfortunately did not work as well as it does in other movies. The good thing about the previous installments was that you could not see the thing that you were afraid of, and they took that away in this film.

As for the movie itself, it is the same thing that you have seen all over again. There is nothing that feels new or fresh about it except for the 3D which The Ghost Dimension relies on in order to get a few jump scares. The problem with that approach is that you see the scares coming from a mile away, so those that are used to scary movies are not likely to get as much of a thrill. The 3D in this movie is just a gimmick that does not really work.

Just like in the other Paranormal Activity movies you are left to wonder who in their right mind would still be holding a camera if all that stuff was going on around them. I found myself laughing more than being scared which is definitely not something that you want when you are watching a scary movie. There are a couple of funny lines in the movie, but for Halloween this movie was a fail. It is not the worse scary movie ever, but it is not even close to being decent.

Overall the movie was predictable and relied too heavily on the 3D gimmick to scare the audience. Overall I cannot see myself giving Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension more than 1 ½ stars, and that is actually generous. So what did you think of this movie if you saw it? Let me know in the comments section.

martes, 13 de octubre de 2015

Mad Max Fury Road Review

One of the movies that people seemed to like a lot in 2015 was Mad Max Fury Road. While we can see why people loved it, the truth is that overall we were not all that impressed.

We are not saying that the special effects were not great and that we were not entertained by it. I think that the reason people liked the movie was that it has cool scenes (it really does), but at the same time it has several flaws that I could not ignore.

As cool as the scenes were, I found myself wondering what in the world I was looking at. The movie felt very unorganized especially in act 1. There is a lot of action in this movie, but it seemed like uncontrolled action. I guess if anything like that were to happen in real life that is what it would be like, but in movies we want to be able to follow the action. Maybe it is just me and maybe I just have to watch it one more time, but as of right now I am not very impressed, especially considering other movies that were released this year.

I think this movie aimed to make something fun and exciting and while the scenes were both of those things it failed at making sense of it ll. Maybe it wasn’t supposed to make sense (I have not watched the Mel Gibson Max movies). I cannot say that the 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes is wrong, because it may be that I am wrong on this one but I cannot give Mad Max too much credit.

I did like the character of Furiosa more so than I liked Max (Fool). I thought she was as badass as you can get from anyone in Hollywood be it a man or a woman. Yeah Furiosa was the one character in the movie that I was able to follow and really like. I hope that she does make a comeback in future movies because she was the reason I made it through this one.

Overall I am giving Mad Max Fury Road 2.5 out of 5 stars, now don’t hate me for it.