After experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins”, a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
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Frightening. This prequel really builds the tension until it hits its climax. But presented as the whole movie, it really leads to nowhere. It has a very slow build up of action until the scary stuff actually happens. You have to go through one long boring scene after another until the "scary" scenes. The dialogues also were very very boring. But nonetheless, this prequel is a decent story parallel to the original.
O formato de "vídeo caseiro" não era novidade nem no primeiro, e jamais se justifica a não ser para a construção do clima de voyeurismo que beira o sadismo. Em todo caso, parece razoavelmente habilidoso ao costurar duas tramas que transcorrem quase que paralelamente e ao criar momentos de suspense ao fazer o espectador olhar fixamente para o quadro procurando algo de anormal nas imagens.
While this movie gets a bonus point for coming up with a reasonable reason for why everything is being filmed, it doesn't change the fact that a good hour or so of the movie is composed by still shots of dark rooms where nothing is happening. For me, it failed to build suspense and rather contributed to boredom. Good to get through for the story, though I doubt I'll watch it again. Voluntarily.
The surveillance footage is one thing but how many ways can you contrive to have every bit of action filmed? 'Oh, we got a new camera! We should film everything, always!' Also, why aren't you looking at the surveillance footage more? Oh, right, not convenient for the plot.
Definitivamente no soy el público al que está dirigido esta película. Muchísimo más aburrida que la primera, la novedad de todo el "home-movie feel" ya no tiene sentido. De todas maneras ya este tipo de historia se ha hecho muchísimo antes y mejor. El proyecto de la Bruja de Blair está mejor estructurada y por lo menos es más entretenida.
It's no way better than the first. The first had good character development, the events were well built up, it had suspense, and good scares (although I see why some people found it ridiculous) This one plays with the same ideas, but lacks every positive aspect that I cited about the first one...so basically it's a boring piece of crap.
In the end the film is a very well built youtube "jump-scare" video, but the shots in the film actually work on a much different level than its predecessor and in the final sequence you do feel very shaken up. even if the whole thing is riddled with 'cheap scares" it does it's job.