Title: The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller |
Runtime: 112 min
Director: Micael Chevas
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor
A chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
A MEDIOCRE TRASH; NOT EVEN CLOSE TO ITS PREDECESSORS
With this movie in The Conjuring franchise, it derails from prior premise concerning tension, horror, and filmmaking overall. The third Conjuring film provides a disastrous story that does not level up to what to expect. With the exchange of both screenwriters and directors, the story has moved on from a haunted house and instead of giving a safe-guarded entertainment with low value. It lacks these values most because the plot holes throughout the film do not give it nuance. It doesn’t give a memorable character were even established actors like Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in their iconic roles. The married on-screen couple has been several films within this series of this universe, considering both Annabelle and The Nun as part of the franchise.
The series has been good on special effects and the tension needed to give an interesting horror. With both Conjuring films, this does not live up to that. It does not have any tension as it jumps straight forward to the story and the demon case is on. As a child is possessed of the devil, it transfers to a teenager instead with demonic power instead. That’s the story. The emotional factor has not been written in this movie and the director himself does not find the small details and things to make this story become believable. The story is sellable for the producers, but this is a failed mediocre crash.
For my part, the investigation clue-searching has one of the interesting when both Lorraine Warren and Ed Warren go deeper into the mystery to solve it. Where they use their knowledge to prevent something evil and terrible from happening. At this point of the film, there is a lot of things at stake where decisions director Michael Chaves had made during this production. As the Warrens tries to prevent a legal case of some sort for the possessed character Arne, it becomes something else that the series prior has shown. It moves from the ideal story to make a completely different case.
As often when Warren’s are part of the film, they are in the center and the heroes however with this film, they are minimized and do not have that big role in the film. They are part of it, but they only participate from the sideline. All the lead actor seems bored and displeased to be in the film. Compared to the earlier installment, there is no concrete emotional connection to these characters. It does not have the edge we desired, and this is the result. Another horror movie that has become a sell-out.
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