I have watched Paranormal Activity 3 and here are some observations with no spoilers.
It was set in the 80's and supposedly shot on tape or Hi-8 or something but it does not look like it. Looks more like high definition digital, I dunno. I get it, I understand, I know they want to make the movie look presentable but it's kind of a cop-out and they could have done some cool stuff if they had went for actual tape instead of the illusion of tape, which isn't convincing. You see some tape disruption at the beginning and end and that's about it.
I'm sure the director of these movies probably gives the cast little pep talks before each scene saying stuff like "okay guys try to be as banal and unappealing as possible." It's not real life but it's fake real life so once again we get the illusion of boring idiots without having to experience the real thing through the magic of film. So it's like yeah okay just try to be natural or whatever, it's like porn acting or something. It's the third one they can just keep doing what they're doing, kids in the audience still think it's actual footage so whatever the formula for this crap is it works.
If you watch Back to the Future Part III there's the character Maggie McFly who is married to Seamus McFly, who looks exactly like Marty (and also played by Michael J Fox), but for some reason Maggie looks exactly like Lorraine McFly and played by Lea Thompson, which doesn't really make sense unless the family is seriously inbred-- but the common argument for that is that McFly men just happen to be attracted to women who look like that. Makes sense I guess. So my theory is that the women in Katie's family are just naturally attracted to these fucking morons who like to video tape every waking hour of their life.
Paranormal Activity 3 is basically just a collection of LOUD NOISES meant to make you jump up surrounded by the most boring horseshit imaginable.
Oh my fucking god why do people like these movies?
How does this even count as a movie?