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    Posted: October 12 2010 at 11:55am
THE ORIGINAL PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WAS a PHENOMENON, GROSSING OVER $190 MILLION WORLDWIDE on a REPUTED PRODUCTION BUDGET of JUST $15,000 -- MAKING IT PERHAPS the MOST PROFITABLE MOVIE in HOLLYWOOD HISTORY. ANY SANE PERSON WOULD REALIZE THAT YOU CAN'T MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT OCCUR TWICE... 

BUT, JUST LIKE with the RAZZIE® "WINNING" BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH,TOO a DECADE AGO, PARAMOUNT COULDN'T RESIST the SIREN CALL of TRYING ONCE AGAIN to MAKE BUCKETS o' BUX with LITTLE OR NO UPFRONT COST. PROBLEM IS, JUST LIKE with BLAIR, TOO, ALMOST NO ONE from the FIRST FILM HAS RETURNED BEHIND the CAMERA for PARANORMAL 2: NEITHER THIS FILM's DIRECTOR NOR ITS SCREENWRITER (WHOSE PREVIOUS CREDITS ARE ALMOST ALL in TV, NOT FEATURES) HAD a THING to DO WITH the FIRST FILM. 

ADD in THAT the PROMOs for IT SHOW ALMOST NOTHING (SEE STILL BELOW) and THAT CRITICS ARE NOT BEING SHOWN the FILM 'TILL AFTER ITS RELEASE, and IT's an ALMOST PERFECT REPLAY of BLAIR, TOO...RIGHT DOWN to ITS "WINNING" a WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL RAZZIE®?? 

FEEL FREE to RANT 'n' RAVE BELOW... 

BONUS LINK/ADD'L FUN READING: HERE's a LINK to an L.A. TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT the MAKING and MARKETING of THIS MOVIE, WHOSE MAKERS WERE WELL AWARE of the INEVITABLE COMPARISONS to BLAIR WITCH,TOO, and WHO BUDGETED THIS SEQUEL at $3 MILLION -- 200 TIMES WHAT the ORIGINAL COST...



WE ASSUME THAT's a BOMB-SNIFFING DOG...and 
THAT SOMETHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE HAS CAUGHT 
HIS ATTENTION!  
 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2010 at 3:27pm
I really don't know what to think of this...  

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I do, moviewizguy, it's "Blair Witch Project 2" all over again, like HeadRazz explained above. I knew beyond a shadow of any doubt that when the first movie made as much money as it did, the studio would be drooling at the thought of making a sequel. Because that's what studios do best --accidentally have a good movie fall into their laps and then they follow it up with crappy knock-offs in which not a single person who worked on the first movie comes back! 

Damn it all to hell, I hate Hollywood! I hope they go the way of Las Vegas, which from what I hear, is dying a slow death from lack of jobs, tourists, and gamblers. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2010 at 7:19pm
Say, for example, you took 10 Grand (all you could spare) to a roulette table and bet on 31 Black, then won. You'd receive over 360 Grand. Would you make the same bet again on 31 Black? If you could win 12 and a half Megadollars, but the odds of winning twice in a row were about 1,444 to 1, would you still make the bet? I don't see how it's any different with the Paranormal Activity subseries. With the cast and crew completely switched around (big mistake!) and having to hide it from critics, this could easily go the way of Caddyshack II and Basic Instinct 2. Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2010 at 7:24pm
Great logic and example, GTAHater. I wish Miguel would think of such an example any time he runs to the aid of any and all sequels and remakes that I bash.  

Originally posted by GTAHater767

Say, for example, you took 10 Grand (all you could spare) to a roulette table and bet on 31 Black, then won. You'd receive over 360 Grand. Would you make the same bet again on 31 Black? If you could win 12 and a half Megadollars, but the odds of winning twice in a row were about 1,444 to 1, would you still make the bet?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Film Reel Redemption Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2010 at 8:23am
Whoops! He should remember NOT to put the flash (camera setting) on near a mirror (there's a glow coming from the bathroom in the picture)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Berrynoia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2010 at 3:49pm
Did anyone watch the South Park episode where the Native Americans tried to demolish the town to build a highway?  They did the same thing betting a second time at the roulette table, only to lose the second time.  They still defended the town, though...maybe Hollywood needs to be torn down for a superhighway to an Indian casino?  

BTW, I have a feeling that people are going to expect this to be good on the basis that it is "Paranormal Activity" 2.  They might be in for a shock.  Better sound the alarm now and warn them about it.  

BTW again, I have a DVD of the first one, but I haven't watched it.  Maybe I should do that and see what is being insulted by Hollywood greed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2010 at 8:36pm
That sounds like a good idea. It would probably supply more jobs and bring more money into the economy than any Hollywood studio could!  

Originally posted by Berrynoia

Maybe Hollywood needs to be torn down for a superhighway to an Indian casino?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiguelAntilsu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2010 at 7:12pm
This one's gonna crash.  I can see it.
 
And Berrynoia, are you seriously considering tearing down Hollywood to build a superhighway?  Without Hollywood, there would be no movies (in this country at least); and without movies, there would be no Academy Awards or Razzie Awards.  What would we do then?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2010 at 7:39pm
Well, all the mega companies of America shipped their jobs overseas, so naturally, we can just have movies from other countries shipped over here!  

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

 
And Berrynoia, are you seriously considering tearing down Hollywood to build a superhighway?  Without Hollywood, there would be no movies (in this country at least); and without movies, there would be no Academy Awards or Razzie Awards.  What would we do then?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote GTAHater767 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2010 at 8:11pm

This film better crash if we hope to have plenty of options for the 2010 RAZZIES!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2010 at 8:23pm
Well, this is a horror movie being released close to Halloween, so it will make some money...but I doubt it will be anywhere near the $190 million that the first one made!  

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I found this article called "5 Lessons P.A. 2 should learn from BLAIR WITCH 2":  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote BurnHollywoodBurn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 1:49pm
Good article from Vits. Yes, the #1 and #2 lessons should be that this movie needs to be about a normal family and they should know NOTHING about the events of the first movie, not a bunch of social outcasts searching for Katie's body or what have you. Now rumor has it, Katie from the first movie is haunting their house or what not, so there's a minor clue what the story is about. But I don't know, I have that sinking feeling they are going to reach into a bag of gimmicks like more demon magic being used or shock value like the dog or baby being hurt, etc. That doesn't make for a good movie, just cheap and empty scares.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2010 at 1:59pm
The reviews have pointed out this actually takes place ALONGSIDE the first film, and that it explains a lot of mysteries.  

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Oh, so it's "mid-quel"? Well, in the first PA, there were those long gaps when Katie was just wandering around outside the house, so this might explain where she went and she did...  

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