The Nun II movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES THE NUN II CONJURE UP MORE DULL SCARES AND JUMPS?
Our beloved prankster nun is back again, playing more games with Sister Irene and Maurice (remember them??), as well as messing with a bunch of new goofballs you couldn’t care less about! Okay, jokes aside, The Nun II is just a cash-grab sequel.
In 1956 France when a priest is brutally murdered, Sister Irene comes back face-to-face with the evil entity appearing once again as a demonic nun.
Director: Michael Chaves
Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, Katelyn Rose Downey, Bonnie Aarons
Writer: Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing, Akela Cooper
Release Date (Australia): 7 September 2023
Runtime: 110 minutes/1h 50m
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English, French, Romanian
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film includes sustained supernatural threat, and features scenes of demonic possession and people being supernaturally set on fire.
The film contains multiple scenes in which people are supernaturally impaled, stabbed and set on fire. The film also contains depictions of blood detail and corpses.
The film contains infrequent coarse language, including the words “bitch” and “bloody hell”.
R (for violent content and some terror)
Aussie boy's thoughts
And in the latest episode of the gluttonous Conjuring Universe we’ve begged them to end, our beloved prankster nun returns to play another round of games with Sister Irene, Maurice (Frenchie), and a bunch of new goofballs we don’t give a shit about. In all seriousness though, The Nun II is a trashy horror sequel not worth paying to see in the cinema, and essentially just giving the message to the filmmakers that we crave this load of junk. The film is actually receiving a surprising amount of positive reviews, and whilst it’s improved on some of the first movie’s flaws, it just adds a bunch of new ones. And now they’re probably do a third instalment that improves on this movie’s issues, but brings even more of them. This’ll go on until the end of human existence.
The Nun II is directed by the same man who brought us The Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, two crappy supernatural horror films with absolutely no purpose other than to take your money. So what could we have expected? In fact, those two films are probably better than this movie. The most that can be praised are some infrequent entertaining scenes, a few mildly frightening moments, and the story had a bit more effort put into it. That’s pretty much it. It’s a clichéd supernatural horror film filled with endless jump-scares, boring set pieces and a wasted cast who barely have anything to work with.
If you think about it, it’s not usually the performances in these kinds of movies that are problematic, it’s simply the screenwriting and whoever’s directing them. In terms of technical aspects, the cinematography and lighting could use a bit more creativity. Most scenes are very dark and the camera angles are old. The fact that one of the film’s locations is a boarding school, where one young girl has a close bond with an adult gardener, and other girls bully her, is a story sub-theme we’ve seen way too many times. The movie is also a lot tamer than its predecessor, meaning there’s no shock value or gore in the kills or so-called “scary” scene. And most importantly of all, half piecing from the fact that the film is completely unoriginal, it’s boring. The runtime is way too long and used poorly, the story moves at a snail’s pace, and the dialogue feels as if it were written by robots. Let’s just hope we get nun more of this.
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