This is one of those movies that just isn’t for me. The jump scares don’t really get to me. I have zero fear of cults (in this context) or Hell, so I think there’s a large part of me that just doesn’t care. I see what others like in it, it just does nothing for me.
The end is a bit chaotic and really doesn’t make sense. It’s fun in the moment, I suppose, but breaking it down and thinking it out in… any… logical way it all just falls apart. It would’ve worked better for me with more backstory. Maybe there’s some in the other films. I don’t know. But if a film needs me to watch other films for it to work, it fails.
“The cops covered it up” is a huge loophole for me. There’s no reason for it. Either give us that reason or be branded lazy writers.
I hated that there was no reason to carry the camera around most of the time.
I really hate when Paul disappears and they don’t rewind the camera to see what happened to him. They just pick it up, while it’s still recording, and continue about life going “What happened?” I don’t know, asshole. Check the fucking footage.