PARANORAL ACTIVITY 2: TOKYO NIGHT (2010)
No…. no… this is NOT a review for the recent sequel released by Paramount Pictures. This is a new, unknown, official sequel made by Japan.
After Katie murders her boyfriend at the end of the first film, she is run over by an Asian Woman Driver (Insert Racial Joke Here). When returning to Japan in a wheel chair, her brother notices strange things going around the house. It wouldn’t be a Paranormal Activity movie without handycams, now would it?
At first, I feared I was doomed to a shot-by-shot retelling of the first movie. It opens with the guy adjusting his camera while the girl arrives by car. The bass-filled atmosphere that occompanies the hauntings also return.
Luckily, this installment brought back what worked from the first one and added to it. The possession was creepy as hell and some of the shit that goes down had my jaw dropping.
Unfortunatly, the biggest flaw of the film is the recycling of everything from part one. They basically spell everything out for you, leaving nothing to the imagination, but then again… its a sequel to Paranormal Activity… so I wasn’t really expecting much in the immagination department. I also dreaded the reusing of the signature ‘toss-to-the-camera’ shot.
Overall, the movie was an interesting way to spend a Friday night. It delivered some scares, added onto the franchise a little, gave another alternative explaination to the hauntings that wasn’t retarded beyond comprehension… (I’m sorry, but nothing was a bigger letdown to me than the American sequels explaination of making a deal with the devil). I prefer this explaination better, because it shows how powerful and unstoppable this evil can be. Other than that… if you have seen the first one… you’ve basically seen this.