Annabelle Comes Home - Movie Review

Annabelle Comes Home - Movie Review


Annabelle Comes Home - Movie Review:


Anabelle comes home is the third in this franchise and the seventh conjuring universe film, they have made three films about this doll three and in this film edy and Lorraine, Warren played by Patrick Wilson Vera Farmiga in their first appearance in the conjuring universe outside of a conjuring movie they're locking up the Annabelle doll in the secret room, of terrible things and they go away for awhile leaving their ten-year-old daughter Judy played by McKenna, grace alone with two babysitters and eventually Annabelle escapes and wreaks havoc in their home so this is the seventh conjuring Universe film so far I've enjoyed the conjuring conjuring too and Annabelle creation which was surprisingly effective especially for a prequel that was also a sequel to a movie, that nobody really liked that much it was actually pretty good david F Sandberg, did a great job directing that, and he proved his talents again when he directed Shazam but as with most of the conjuring universe films they've proven once again that they're not that concerned about making a great film, but rather getting a return on their investment because usually when a franchise, is filled with this much mediocrity they just stop making them but all of these movies, can be made for super cheap especially,
Movie Review
this one almost all of Annabelle comes home takes place inside the Warrens house which is cool I understand the benefits of shooting mostly in one or two locations especially. when it comes to horror it's just a smart thing to do when it comes to money and what's cool about one or two locations is it will force you to get creative it will force you to figure out the best things you can do with characters to keep an audience on their toes in the case of this movie that's not what happened the characters in this movie don't really feel like characters, in fact this story of Annabelle, comes home doesn't even really feel like a story there's backstory to every character these three girls trapped in the Warrens house during all this supernatural trauma things have happened to them in the past and shitty things have occurred in their lives but nothing's happening to them now it's all back story the actual story of the movie is walk through hallway encounter strange sound rinse repeat over and over again I'm gonna be a little harder on this movie than I think perhaps some other people will and that's because I am seeing a really dangerous trend in current horror the nun was big with this the curse of La Llorona was even worse and now this might be the worst offender and that is building entire sequences, ,primarily around a jump-scare without giving a about character without giving a about plot the entire last half of this film is scene after scene after scene of crafting a jump-scare characters will look at something the camera pans away for a moment as the character turns the character turns back the camera pans back and now something's changed but it's not quite ready, yet the sound is starting to drain out from the mix and they're introducing, bass and one of the channels and all of a sudden the character turns and then turns back again, and now, something has changed again now the bass is entering all the channels surrounding the theatre the character turns and turns around and what do you know somebody's screaming at you and there's a loud jump-scare sound and that's what the entire last half of this film is like over and over again the nun was huge with this that film was sequence after sequence of characters walking around building, some sort of loud noise that was about to happen you didn't really feel like you were building character learning anything about these people it was just basically alive walking through a haunted house if that's what you like when you go to see your horror movie well then you're probably going to enjoy Annabelle comes home but if you go to a film to see a film you're not going to get that here sure this is a real movie and it's shot well and everything and it's great acting McKenna Grace is wonderful in the movie really good performance she's amazing and what little screen time Patrick Wilson, and Vera Farmiga have in the movie it's great to see them they definitely enhance the proceedings without a doubt but the writer of the nun has also written this film and it's his first time directing and there's nothing about it that differentiates itself from this conjuring universe and this is really starting, to worry me because this is the base level of horror this is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to scares this is very basic and we're seeing this get really popular again horror films are doing great right now,

they're proving to be extremely successful at the box office when it comes to the two biggest things right now it's basically superheroes and horror films which is awesome because horror is my favorite genre but this style of horror is dangerous this is like fast-food horror these sequences all throughout Annabelle comes home is just finding something then it's not exactly what you thought it was and then it jumps out at you there's no plot to this movie there really isn't the entire film proceeds along this haunted house train ride style thing I like haunted houses, in fact I love haunted houses but when I go to see a film I want to see character I want to see people doing things I want to see a plot I want to get invested in a narrative there's no narrative here this is hey we could make another Annabelle movie and we could have it all be in one house, and it'll be super cheap the other thing about this film that was a major missed opportunity is it's rated R for some reason this is very much so a pg-13 movie like, when it comes to scares insidious was far scarier I actually didn't find this movie scary at all I never once found myself scared throughout the entire runtime, of this movie there's like a little bit of blood in two shots I don't know why it's rated R but when it comes to scares, let's talk about that because I've talked a lot about the sounds you guys know I hate that okay this isn't this isn't news to you I've said this before I'll say it again if you like jump scares you'll like him just go see him if you hate him if you think they're cheap then you're gonna hate this movie I think it's cheap that's just the way it goes but I really never found myself tense once in this movie I never found myself leaning forward with great direction I never found myself curious about what they were going to do because it was so goddamn predictable I went with my wife to this screening and I started to notice something really interesting throughout the movie and I think this is the perfect way to describe how predictable the scares are in this movie my wife as she was watching this it became so a parents when they were setting up, a jump-scare that she would actually start to go like this like she was ready to plug her ears because she didn't want to be startled by this loud noise that the 7.1 surround sound speakers are booming into your ears and every time she did that she was right there was a jump-scare within a few moments because it's so obvious there's no tension because it's predictable everyone is waiting you're all bracing yourselves for this you can feel this movie stretching to its absolute limit, in regards to plot because there really, isn't one it's just a long series of scare scenes and none of them were effective honestly and last but not least let's talk about how these films actually come to fruition the first Anabelle was because the Annabelle doll was in the conjuring the nun was because the nun showed up, in the conjuring - there's little in references throughout all these films so they can then make a spinoff they've been talking about making a Crooked Man movie for a long time now this movie has characters in it that have really nothing to do with this film I mean zero to do with the narrative and they are clearly in the movie just to set up another potential spin-off with that entity it is shameless I could not believe it it was see like at least in the the none like the conjuring - version with the nun it was like that seemed to have something to do with Lorraine Warren the Annabelle doll had a reason to be in the first conjuring here is just like what other random entities can we talk about what other random scenes can we have with some sort of monster or creature or ghost that we can then set up for another film in this universe that's not going to be that good and that's exactly what they keep doing over and over again and it's very disappointing, these movies should be great the idea of a horror cinematic universe it just sends chills through my body that it even exists but they just keep making mediocre horror films or even below average,in this case Annabelle comes home has respectable performances production design cinematography all of that stuff but when it comes to the most important elements writing directing this film is seriously lacking I'm gonna give Annabelle comes home a d-plus,

I would say it is ever so slightly just better than the none and the reason I say that is because Edie and Lorraine Warren are in this movie and McKenna Grace is really good in the film so there's sort of like a connection to other films that I I like more with some characters in it that I already have pre established love for so that kind of boosts it above the nun a little bit but man I mean this could have been so much better all that being said I do want to give a huge thank you to the sponsor for this video and that is curiosity stream a subscription streaming service made for those of you who have no shame in your nerd game with over 2400 documentaries and nonfiction, titles from some of the world's best filmmakers including exclusive originals you can get unlimited access for just $2.99 a month but if you sign up at curiosity stream comm slash stuckman and use the promo code stuckman you can get 30 days completely free curiosity stream was started by John Hendricks the founder of the Discovery Channel they have original content featuring Stephen Hawking Sigourney Weaver David Attenborough and many more its content spans science nature, history technology, society and lifestyle for me as a dog lover there's a lot of really great docs about dogs there's the secret life of dogs and man's first friend there's a lot of great documentaries, on that streaming service.