The Conjuring 2 Review & Rating

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The Conjuring 2 Review & Rating

The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. The film was written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Wan and David Leslie Johnson. It is the sequel to the film The Conjuring, which was released on July 19, 2013. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as paranormal investigators and authors Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens travel to the United Kingdom to assist the Hodgson family, who are experiencing poltergeist activity at their Enfield council house in 1977. Wikipedia

The Conjuring 2 Review

Similar to the first film, even though Wilson and Farmiga are the headliners, The Conjuring 2 spends a significant amount of time with the victims. Margaret and Janet in particular make for very natural and likable big screen siblings, and that winds up amplifying the threat of the entity that they’re up against. Margaret is protective of her little sister so while there is some comfort in the fact that the two share a bedroom, it quickly becomes clear that she can do absolutely nothing to help Janet when the entity lashes out.Picking up the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) about six years after the events of the first movie.

But the performances make it easier for the audiences to embrace The Conjuring 2’s story, and James Wan has an affinity for good actors, who have to navigate this supernatural world and make it believable. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga give honest, earnest performances, and bring the audience into these strange proceedings with real grace and empathy.

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As far as looks and performance go, both Bill Wilkins (Bob Adrian) and the Demon Nun (Bonnie Aaron) are truly haunting villains. Wan takes great care with the way they look, move and speak, and then he further enhances both with spot-on shot framing and camera movements.Cinematography is so well done – Don Burgess keeps the camera flowing while not being showy about it.

With the bigger scale, The Conjuring 2 loses a little of the intimacy of the first, but the scares stay constant and terrifying.

Verdict : A Satisfying and Scary Sequel

The Conjuring 2 Rating: 3/5

 

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