The "Conjuring" universe is quickly veering off into "Paranormal Activity" territory with too many tangential sequels/spin-offs to keep track off, most of which working to undermine the thoughtful original. "The Nun" is vapid in most aspects, with scant dread and lackluster pacing, making for an uninvolving frightfest. Don't know if it was the ugly visuals or my waning interest, but the exposition felt poor as well.
uninspired, generic, lame. total absence of dread, or mood. zero tension or rhythm. collage of poor jump scares that are spoon fed a mile away. some people say it captures the mood of 60s gothic Hammer, it seems more like a Charles Band straight to VHS film from the early 90s. the worst sin a horror film can achieve is to be boring. the most shocking and scary aspect of this is how did J. Wan supervise this snooze?
Despite going into this with zero expectations, I could go on about missed opportunities and how it threatened to be visually interesting but the entire thing was just so fucking stupid that it renders everything pointless.
...pretty! and well acted by Taissa, who is a natural born scream queen! but this movie is a colossal mess. there’s scene in the Nun like i’ve never seen before, where the three main characters enter a spooky subterranean chamber, verbally establish the quest, and then ... it’s as if you see the movie lose its point live on screen. i was speechless. the movie actually felt apart before my eyes.