You're Gonna Be Sorry..., August 20, 2010
You're gonna be sorry if you rent or buy
PARANORMAL ENTITY. It is so terrible that you want to believe it's some kind of
joke--and in a way it is, a joke on the unfortunate viewer. It's executed (and
I use that word with some wishful thinking) with the hand held camera gimmick,
resulting in looking at an empty table top for 5 minutes, a view with camera on
floor, or placed on a counter while the guy operating it (1 of 3 characters in
this travesty) makes a phone call, etc. And there is a real annoying girl
absolutely screeching her head off (more wishful thinking) throughout the film.
It's an insult and reminds me of a joke I heard. The guy telling the joke was a
one-time pitchman for a carnival. He stood in front of the tent where the
"geeks & freaks" were waiting to perform. He promised the crowd,
among other delights, that inside the tent was a man-eating chicken! Well, when
the crowd filed in and went to the stage that had a sign "Danger! Man
Eating Chicken!" Sure enough, there on the stage sat a man eating a
drumstick from a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket.
Get the picture? It's an allegory for PARA...ah, gee just forget it...I don't want to waste another moment of the readers' or my time.