Best movie of this year hands down!
Memorable, crazy movie
It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
As with most sequels, this was not as scary or effective as 'The Conjuring'. It was nice to see Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga back in the roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren. They just bring such a sense of credibility to the film that you almost believe they are Ed and Lorraine Warren. I did get a sense of 'Oh, I've seen this before', but the film is nevertheless still good in its own right and worth the watch.
I am confident to say that this movie is even better than the first one, and we all know how good the first one was. Yes, this movie maybe relies more on jump scares and yes, the first one was revolutionary, but this one offers few crazy horror characters at the same time that make the atmosphere even more wild. I loved how "The Nun" looked and the scenes where she was involved are maybe the best scenes in the movie, so I can't wait to see that sequel. We again see some awesome acting and well built relationship between the 2 main protagonists who make for an awesome couple that drives the movie from 1 to the 5th gear.
Despite the occasional tonal relapse and iffy moment of forced comedic levity, 'The Conjuring 2 (2016)' manages to maintain a consistent level of quality by providing the tension and suspense we've come to expect from this series in spades. It is actually probably scarier than the first thanks mainly to the fact that the threat feels palpably deadly almost right from the start of the stellar set-up. This instalment also manages to create a couple of memorably creepy supernatural creatures that frighten with their superb and unique design alone, yet are still treated with the respect that Wan clearly has for the genre and the general craft - which here he seems to have mastered, able to play the audience like a finely-tuned piano. Character maintains a prevalent factor throughout, though, meaning that we truly care for the people at the heart of these dangerous situations. It's a wonderfully accomplished sequel that I enjoyed just as much, if not more than, the first. Again, one of the best horror features in quite some time. 8/10
We continue on with the paranormal adventures of Ed (Patrick Wilson ) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren of Amityville fame. They are asked to go to Enfield and investigate a haunting or poltergeist case centering around Janet Hodgson (Madison Wolfe) and the spirit of Bill.The film is filled with jump scares, whispers, screams, etc. enough to make it enjoyable.Much of the film follows reported incidents (a bit exaggerated) and the criticism and skepticism of the time (and today). Claims that Janet did the pranks and practiced ventriloquism as well as being caught red handed faking incidents are included in the feature.The film makers took liberties with reports such as the police report that a chair wobbled from side to side, became a chair moving across the room. The role of Ed and Lorraine was minor and I would suggest the reason why they never wrote about it was that until the last half hour of the film, they deemed it a hoax and that last part was Hollywood writers earning their dime. As an entertaining Poltergeist film, it is all that. As to being factual, there have been other films and features on Enfield that are far less horrific and supernatural.Go watch the film for a good scare for the kids, not a docudrama.Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity.