I admit to being a fan of this series, and I also admit, without shame, to looking forward to each of the sequels as they came out, even though it always takes me awhile to get to them.
Unsurprisingly, this is the worst out of the three. That's not to say it's bad, it's just...nothing we haven't seen before. If you've watched the previous two, you'll note that they both give us the same scares at the same pace, the same characters types (i.e. one of them knows something bad is happening, the other one doesn't want to hear it, and they certainly try not to believe it until it gets to a certain point), and they end the same way. This prequel is no exception. It truly follows the same exact formula, although it does provide some scares.
It does amaze me how stupid the mother is in this. I mean her kids are in danger, and what does she do? She denies that anything weird is happening, then she blames her boyfriend, who is more concerned about her kids than she is. It isn't until she is actually scared shitless that she decides it's a problem. Ugh.
After we watched this, my mom mentioned the possibility of there being a fourth movie in this series. My response? Naaaaaah, what could they do with it? They've exhausted the subject enough, am I right? So another sequel would be kinda ridiculous.
Anyway, the fourth movie is coming out in October. Dianna Agron is in it, of all people. I don't believe the plot has been released yet, but adult Katie is in it, and I guess the little boy from the second one...? I have low expectations, but I'm still looking forward to it.
My grade: B