History YMMV / ParanormalActivity

22nd Jan '16 7:56:44 PM Noraneko
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It doesn't seem to matter how much you grow to love the characters, [[spoiler: They all die in the end because the cult is a GodModeSue that's nearly ''impossible to stop'']].

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It doesn't seem to matter how much you grow to love the characters, [[spoiler: They all die in the end because the cult is a GodModeSue that's nearly ''impossible to stop'']].stop''. After five movies with this pattern, are you hoping for an ending where the good guys finally come out on top? Nope, that doesn't happen either.]]
11th Jan '16 1:55:47 AM TheAimz
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** Any heroic dog in a horror movie is almost contractually obligated to be the most sympathetic character in the movie. Hence, Abbey. [[spoiler: But thankfully she lived.]]
** Dennis in the third film. [[spoiler: He did cared for his stepdaughters and wife and wanted to find out about the demon and save his family. Yet his wife dies in front of him and he is killed by his mother-in-law. All while trying to save his stepdaughters.]]

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** Any heroic dog in a horror movie is almost contractually obligated to be the most sympathetic character in the movie. Hence, Abbey. [[spoiler: But thankfully she lived.]] The same goes for Chavo from ''The Marked Ones''. [[spoiler: The poor little guy ends up getting tortured by his now possessed owner.]]
** Dennis in the third film. [[spoiler: He did cared for deeply loved his stepdaughters and wife and wanted to find out about the demon and save his family. Yet his wife dies in front of him and he is killed by his mother-in-law. All while trying to save his stepdaughters.]]



** Alex from P4. It wasn't her fault that she and her family [[spoiler: adopted the one boy the demon was after.]]

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** Alex from P4.''4''. It wasn't her fault that she and her family [[spoiler: adopted the one boy the demon was after.]]
** Hector from ''The Marked Ones''. [[spoiler: He's forced to watch his best friend slowly become a monster in spite of his efforts to save him, and ends up getting killed by him after spending several minutes fleeing in sheer terror. Not only that, but he also discovered the corpse of his other friend Marisol.]]
** Irma from ''The Marked Ones''. [[spoiler: She loves Jesse and risks her life to try and exorcise the demon from his body, only to have her possessed grandson push her down the stairs for her efforts, resulting in her hospitalisation.
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31st Oct '15 12:56:32 AM drac0blade
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** Dennis in the third film. [[spoiler: He did cared for his stepdaughters and wife and wanted to find out about the demon and save his family. Yet his wife dies in front of him and is killed by his mother-in-law. All while trying to save his stepdaughters.]]

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** Dennis in the third film. [[spoiler: He did cared for his stepdaughters and wife and wanted to find out about the demon and save his family. Yet his wife dies in front of him and he is killed by his mother-in-law. All while trying to save his stepdaughters.]]
24th Oct '15 1:53:03 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* InternetBackdraft: ''The final film'' has garnered this, due to the fact that [[spoiler: it ends everything on a rather negative note and while it provides a lot of TheReveal regarding the events of each film, it only left more of TheUnreveal. It doesn't help that as usual in [[SarcasmMode glorious PA-Fashion]], the film ends on a DownerEnding note]].
28th Sep '15 7:44:33 AM stuffedninja
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* SignatureScene: For the first film, either the foot drag scene or the ending.
17th Sep '15 6:26:45 AM dangerdan97
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Netflix description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place 5 years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Netflix description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place 5 five years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.
17th Sep '15 6:24:21 AM dangerdan97
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* GodModeSue: '''The fucking cult'''. As the films go, there seems to be no way of stopping them and they keep growing and growing, by the [[spoiler: the end of ''4'', there's around '''hundreds of them''']]. This is basically the result of the faltering fanbase, getting tired of them [[spoiler: constantly winning in every film]] and results with DarknessInducedAudienceApathy.

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* GodModeSue: '''The fucking cult'''. As the films go, there seems to be no way of stopping them and they keep growing and growing, by the [[spoiler: the end of ''4'', there's around '''hundreds of them''']]. This is basically the result primary cause of the faltering fanbase, who's getting tired of them [[spoiler: constantly winning in every film]] and results with the resulting DarknessInducedAudienceApathy.
22nd Apr '15 11:38:35 PM erforce
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* HypeBacklash: Much like ''TheBlairWitchProject'' before it, getting so many reviews dubbing it one of the scariest movies of all time ensures that some people will watch it and end up unimpressed.

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* HypeBacklash: Much like ''TheBlairWitchProject'' ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' before it, getting so many reviews dubbing it one of the scariest movies of all time ensures that some people will watch it and end up unimpressed.
22nd Dec '14 8:17:38 PM Austin
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** ''The entire franchise'' is this to some people who enjoy the FoundFootageFilms genre, primarly because it's being ''way too'' marketed and the fact the films are becoming less and less atmospheric. ''Paranormal Activity 4'' and ''The Marked Ones'' seemed to be this for a lot of people. This is also a problem due to the DarknessInducedAudienceApathy with growing attached to the characters only for them to be [[spoiler: killed off by the cult, who is basically shown to be ''impossible'' to beat at that]].
28th Nov '14 7:38:00 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It doesn't seem to matter how much you grow to love the characters, [[spoiler: They all die in the end because the cult is a GodModeSue that's nearly ''impossible to stop''].

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: It doesn't seem to matter how much you grow to love the characters, [[spoiler: They all die in the end because the cult is a GodModeSue that's nearly ''impossible to stop''].stop'']].
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