Originally Posted by MarcoG
Bottom line is Paranormal Activity has been done, redone, and done to death again and again. There are far greater things in the WTWTA movie that are not in the book. As we all know, the movie isn't 15 minutes. There was nothing new to PA. Nothing.
Uhh.... WTWTA is an adaptation of a book. THERE'S LESS NEW THERE THAN IN PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
Paranormal Activity, on the other hand, IS AN ORIGINAL MOVIE. No one's done Paranormal Activity before, no one's written about it's characters, no one's told that story before. It's it's own movie, it's an original movie.
ALL OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IS NEW, AS IT'S NOT AN ADAPTATION OF ANYTHING, NOR A SEQUEL TO SOMETHING, NOR A REMAKE, NOR IS IT LOOSELY BASED ON ANY SHORT STORY OR REAL LIFE EVENT. IT'S AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF MATERIAL.
That's the bottom line. What's truly clear is that you have no grasp on what original means if you think being an adaptation qualifies as being more original than an actual piece of originality, like Paranormal Activity.