The Conjuring 2 Review
The original Conjuring was interesting. It was a new type of exorcism movie and I did enjoy it. However, this one, even though it is a sequel, I did enjoy more.
The Conjuring 2 follows the story of Janet, a young girl living in Enfield with her family. Janet becomes possessed by a man who died in the house. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate the paranormal happenings with a man called Maurice Grosse. During this, Lorraine is also haunted by a very creepy nun, a nun her husband happily paints for no reason at all (I mean really, what’s up with that?!). There’s speculation in the movie that the girl may be faking her haunting but, of course, being a movie it turns out she is being possessed and they have to fight against this demon.
This movie is based off a true story called the Enfield Poltergeist. The movie did a great job at making it look as relatable to the original news story as they could but, of course, left some details out. They touch on the fact that it could have been a hoax but in real life there is more that hints towards it being faked than the movie gives us. Of course the movie had to make it a paranormal phenomenon otherwise there would have been no point in making it at all but the original story isn’t so black and white. I recommend you read up on the Enfield Poltergeist as it is really interesting.
I really enjoyed this movie. The one thing I hated however was that the demons looked so stupid. With their glowing eyes and over the top face paint it just made it too theatrical and dumb. Especially with the nun. Yes she was creepy as hell but if she wasn’t so done up I think she would’ve looked way better.
The story was really compelling too especially as it is unclear whether there really is a demon or not. The movie goes down so many little tangents and smaller storylines that it keeps you hooked and really makes you want to know what happens in the end. I definitely prefer this over the original (and Annabelle which I thought was just terrible).
Have you seen The Conjuring 2? What’d you think?
Until next time.