And as for the patented thrills, chills, and spills this series has become so well known for? Ick. This is more like Red Herring: The Motion Picture. What’s sad is that this feature (co-produced by Akiva Goldsman, the most overpaid script-scribbling hack in Hollywood) had the highest budget of all, too, at five-million buckaroos. You’d think that after making $370 million dollars in the US alone off of the first two movies, they could have at least hired an actual writer (although we should give praise that Goldsman didn’t write the script — it could have been much worse, as hard as that is to believe), but no: we get something that raises more questions than it answers — mainly “Why, dammit, why?”
To make matters worse, Paramount’s Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copies combo of this literal sleeper movie sports not only the 84-minute theatrical cut of the flick, but an extended unrated version as well that clocks in at 94 minutes (which only seem like hours). In terms of special features, this set only offers some more “found footage” of Dennis scaring Julie, and a commercial for Dennis’ video service. Big whoop. The only frightening aspect of Paranormal Activity 3 is that Paramount went to the trouble of making a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copies combo for it.
Here’s hoping the next movie is at least interesting enough to stay awake through (and doesn't have Akiva Goldsman's name attached to it).