I haven't seen part 4, but since i hear it's bad, I think it's better to give that it's own review when i see it.
Paranormal Activity is...okay. Not good or bad, Just OK. It's mostly just very dull. I get slow burning suspense, but so little happens that i couldn't really care. On top of that, it was mostly just really annoying/stupid banter, with characters i cared nothing for. Well, katie is okay....It's micah i hate. He's a douche.
I also love mocking how damn this demon is. Door closing has never been so Scary. Wait, it still isn't scary! But, at the end, it goes get shockingly creepy and cool. But it ends before it can get good. Overall, i'd give a C-, but only cuz it tried to be different.
PA 2, is much better. The characters are much more interesting, and their banter is fun. Everyone (except Dan near the end)is likable, and I didn't want them to die. BUT, it's also MORE boring, with the "land of nothing" segments being even more un-eventful.
The boring parts make it hard to really like. It just prevents it from being the great horror film it should have been. However, it does get scary and good at the end, and it ties into the first film very well.
So i'm more mixed on 2 than 1. It's better when it's good, but worse when it's dull. Oh, and Dan? PUTTING THE DEMON IN YOUR SISTER WON'T HELP.
It's once again okay, but mostly kind of decent. 6 out of 10. Now for PA 3...Finally, they got it right! For one, it's scary and entertaining the whole time. It rarely gets boring, and in every scene, something important happens.
The characters aren't as good as 2, but they are mostly likable. The 80's aspect works very well, the acting is good, and the scary are genuis. The last half is especially good, as there is lots of supsense and some really great scares. And it's NEVER boring.
But...it gets kind of dumb. The "disbelief" thing gets just weird neat the end with the mom,and some moments are weird. Dumb logic like that just stops me from really loving it. But for finally making me like a PA movie, I can forgive that.
It's not an amazing film, but much better. I give it a B. Overall, this is an okay trilogy, and i'm glad people get into it, even if i mostly can't.
Seriously, Doors aren't scary.