Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
A young California Latino named Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) is designated for possession by the same malevolent demon who previously claimed Kristi and Katie. Christopher Landon (son of Highway to Heaven actor Michael Landon) wrote and directed this spin-off/sequel produced by Oren Peli and Jason Blum. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot is a confusing, derivative mishmash of half-baked supernatural clichés, and the total absence of characterization makes it hard to care what happens."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out New York
"Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Overall, it's an unbalanced film, with several laugh out loud moments and thrilling action sequences, but it lacks the memorable scares required for this to rate any higher than an above average horror film."
‑ Eden Caceda, FILMINK (Australia)
"As with the previous two installments in this super low-cost, super-lucrative horror franchise, the video verite technique is very effective in creating the feel of spontaneity before delivering some very well-engineered shocks...A great date movie."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"There's no getting past the nonsense formality of taking that camera everywhere."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer."
‑ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"Many of the core elements of the earlier movies are retained here, including the increasingly annoying found-footage gimmick."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The Marked Ones doesn't just call back to previous Paranormal Activity films, it feels like a journey through the evolution of the subgenre as a whole."
‑ Andrew Johnson, Movie Mezzanine
"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is written and directed by Christopher Landon, son of Michael Landon, whose Little House on the Prairie pantry must have been stocked full of a very small number of original ideas and a large quantity of fine weed."
‑ Mark Ramsey, MovieJuice!
"A noble (yet failed) attempt to shake up the Paranormal Activity series..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This fifth in the series further diminishes the promise of the 2007 original, replacing mystery and suspense with predictability and misogyny."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"There's no escaping that the found-footage phenomenon has gone from fresh and original to just plain annoying."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"This latest instalment in the found-footage, domestic-horror franchise opts for far greater supernatural silliness than its predecessors."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"More sidebar than sequel, this interesting fifth film in the found-footage fright franchise attempts to reboot (re-boo?) the series by relocating the supernatural action to a low-income but vibrant Hispanic neighborhood..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"For a franchise whose creepiness bona fides have relied primarily on slow builds and letting the viewer soak in the frame, this film is awfully dependent on stock-issue jump scares"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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