Monday, June 13, 2016

The Conjuring 2 Review: a worthy successor

The Hit:

I am a firm believer that sequels can never equal or triumph the original. The Conjuring 2 isn't better but it was almost equal to the first. The Conjuring was scarier and kept me up for a couple nights. 

Based on true events, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) have done case after case of supernatural investigations. Lorraine at this point is tired and scared that, if they don't take a break, whatever is lurking in the shadows will harm or do something to injure them. She has a vision of Ed's death and this is what really has her scared and the reason she wants to stop. Because Ed believes what they do is good, he still wants to keep helping people and they continue to go wherever the church sends them.

There is a family in North London who desperately needs their help and are in danger. A single mother raising four children all by herself notices one of her children showing signs of possession. The family are the Hodgson's and the one possessed is Janet (Madison Wolfe). When people start to believe she is making it up for attention she begins to do things that are unexplained and also things happen in the house: furniture moves by itself and not only does the family witness it but also the neighbors and the police as well. That's when the Warrens take action and fly to London to help. 

I also want to say the musical score is also another factor that makes it more scarier. Director James Wan is superb in horror flicks: both Conjurings, Annabelle, Insidious, and pretty much the whole Saw franchise. 

The Conjuring 2 is worth watching on the big screen and if you were a fan of the first then you will love this one too. 
The Verdict:

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