Perhaps a sparse improvement when compared to the first prequel. Plus, even if her fate was not pleasant, it allowed a disabled person to survive a horror movie. However, it doesn't make it less weaker. They should have left this doll alone. "The Conjuring" actually make it mysterious and spooky, but the prequels made the doll less appealing.
Yes, it's creepy but it's set in a creaky old house filled with dolls and demons in the middle of nowhere. The Annabelle films actively try to say nothing with the exception that evil is scary, demons can set bizarre limits on their powers and... that's about it. These films only exist to make audiences jump once or twice and then be forgotten faster than it takes to leave the mall.
The ending is a bit rushed and sort of falls short, but the first and middle acts (especially the middle one) are pretty good. Great atmosphere, good acting and some decent jump scares. Plus it's a MASSIVE improvement on the first installment. I'm sold. Liked it a lot.
Noooooo! The first Annabelle movie was bad and this one is slightly better but still a tiresome exercise in poor writing, uninspired direction, lame acting and whole lot of tired jump-scares. The script is full of inconsistencies and is basically at service of a string of second hand scare scenes. Compared to the Conjuring 1 & 2 (which got most things right) this is as inept as it can be. Stay clear and stay happy.
Admittedly, there are some really striking visual elements in play here: Miranda Otto's porcelain mask. A room wallpapered in bible pages. A scarecrow out of your worst nightmares. Unfortunately, none of these compensate for a story that lacks clarity and well-defined rules for its titular villain to abide by resulting in a film that tries to be everything at once. So much more could have been done with so much less
41/100 (Sonu ve oyuncak bebeğin görünümü dışında oldukça berbat bir film. Sinemada izlemediğim için kendimi çok şanslı hissediyorum. 7-8 yaşındaki veletlerin 30-40 yaşlarındaki yetişkinler gibi davrandığı filmler bitene kadar yerin dibine gömeceğim bu tarzı. Filmdeki "Şeytanın kapı açmada zorlanması" gibi mantık hatalarına sıra gelmesine gerek yok. Rezalet bir pazarlama yüceltmesi filmi.)