Will this new film provide a suitable end to a lacking franchise?

Will this new film provide a suitable end to a lacking franchise?

If I mentioned 'Paranormal Activity' in the last months of 2007, many people would state that it is a very scary movie that leaves the viewer with a sense of dread towards going to sleep after seeing it, which I would of agreed with. Following the success of 'Paranormal Activity' several sequels have followed its successful formulae of filming, being a blend of hand-held cameras and steady shots. Furthermore it has created one of the most convoluted movie timelines and back stories in recent movies. These backstories and timelines were developed and formulated throughout the 4 sequels. It is fair to say that these sequels were severely lacking the scares and tension created by the first. 'Paranormal Activity 2' had its moments, and is the strongest of the sequels. However, the following films were less so. Although 'Paranormal Activity 3' provided more intense scares and the origin of the entity that haunts the family through out all these films, its ending left many people thinking that the franchise had gotten too big for its own good. It seemed that origins and backstory were becoming too obscure for audiences to really grasp and get behind. 'Paranormal Activity 4' and 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' are by far the weakest of all the films. 'The Marked Ones' is the one film that very few people can recall anything from, providing lacking characters and an ending that seemed to be taken out of an action style video game for Ghost Hunters. Each films does has its scary moments and tension always remains throughout these scenes, but audiences have seen it all before meaning that they are likely prepared for the type of scares and what will happen before they do on screen. This is where 'Ghost Dimension' is vastly different to its predecessors.

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