[Movie review] Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night
First of all, thanks to @CinescapeQ8 for the kind invitation to attend the premiere show of “Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night”. Before I start reviewing the movie, below are some shots I have taken in Laila theatre @ Salmiya.
This review contains SPOILERS, this is a warning… don’t say I didn’t warn you!
A Japanese college student, Yamano, starts recording weird incidents in his house after his sister Haruka is back to Japan from US, with her legs broken after she had a car accident. The incidents start when Haruka wakes up claiming that her wheel chair moved away while she was a sleep, which drives Yamano to place a pile of salt, suggesting that it would drive demons away. With a hidden cam, Yamano recorded that pile of salt being “flattened” all by itself! As “paranormal” incidents keep on happening more and more, it gets more tense.
This movie is a sequel to the original – American- “Paranormal Activity” part 1, in a smart link connecting the both, the american and the japanese versions of the movie! How? Simple; Haruka got her legs broken after her car got hit by “Kate”, the possessed woman killing her boyfriend by the end of the first movie. As the japanese sequel ends, it smartly leaves the audience thinking “What else could happen?” or “Will we see a new sequel soon?”. Smart
Simple, but perfectly performed. I swear my heart could have stopped at that scene where a glass of iced tea is shattered by itself! As well as many other scenes that seemed so “freakingly realistic”.
Who would you take with you to this movie?
I have personally taken my wife with me, who is by the way a big horror movies fan. It would be nice to go in small groups (2 or 3 persons) to keep the suspense and tension going. Not recommended for weak hearts or pregnant women though!
Over-all rate (My Rate):
If you’ve liked the previous two “American” movies, you will definitely like this one too. (RATE: 8/10)
Again, thanks go to Cinescape – Mr. Ali Al.Oqab – for the kind invitation