Disappointing entry in the so-called 'Conjuring universe' that gives us an interesting turn by Tailla Farmiga but no real story or scares to hinge a film on. The chills are obvious and unoriginal and the film is sorely missing the sense of dread the two Conjuring pictures often offered.
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.
If someone told me to watch a folkloric, religious, supernatural horror movie with nuns that is set in a picturesque, atmospheric place like an abbey or a castle, I'd be like "Mothafucka u tryin' to gimme nightmares or something?". Having said that, this film sucks. Bravo! You wasted an exceptionally designed horror setting!
The effort wasn't evident. Projects as this seem greedy for the money it will grab, instead of contributing to the experience of horror. It's concerning how they turned one of the creepiest antagonists of The Conjuring (i.e., The Nun) and made a dull and worn out spin-off. A shame, perhaps.
Let’s talk Ghost Logic. I know it’s a touchy subject, because it involves God’s sovereignty and Natural Law and other theological concepts not popular nowadays. But you picked a demon movie in a convent. Ghosts can bend the laws of nature, but can’t break them. They can lead human minds to madness, but can’t just take them over willy-nilly. The moment these concepts are broken, the scare isn’t scary. It’s stupid.
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?