Movie Achieves "Paranormal" Goal for Halloween Release - Page 2
I'm sure there are holes in the plot, but one would have to scrutinized the story thoroughly to deconstruct every if, and or but. In part three, the director tries desperately to maintain the concept that the audience is watching home movies edited together in bits and pieces to contain some headway, but footage doesn't always indicate this as scenes here and there may exclude a missing photographer and/or the discomfort of reluctant subjects whose prespective might be one of raw footage destined to be erased for lack of relevance to the family memento theme. Rather than digging for outtakes, it seems the more interesting question would be why these three films would not have been as successful if they were released in chronological order.
I think there is something about home movies that the three different directors (Oren Peli, Tod Williams, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman) involved in this horror series are trying to tell us. Home movies are only significant to the people who record them. Unless a budding star is mesmerized by them, siblings would normally find them to be boring to watch. What if a child grows up alienated from the memorable special occasions shared by family by blearing the home movies stored in canisters and never having seen them? By never having watched the family momentous videos depicting birthday celebrations, Christmas parties, and Thanksgiving dinners, a full grown adult might be shocked at the footage taken by loving parents. A dull, boring collection of bad filming can become a touching melancholy awareness. The family that prays together, stays together. The family that haunts together, vaunts together.