Over-hyped, THE NUN underdelivers but somehow felt a little better than what The Conjuring 2 offered moviegoers 2 years ago.
Compared to the “crooked man” cartoon, I think I’d choose “zombie nuns” more.
To tell you the truth, a lot of things didn’t felt right with the story of The Nun. [WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD – PROCEED WITH CAUTION]
The Conjuring 1 & 2 (yes the 2nd installment as well) are more in tune with reality, especially with the first one that has moved its audience gradually and successfully from seeing ghosts to believing the existence of a demonic entity.
The Nun on the other hand is like a monster story taken from the pages of constantine or doctor strange. It is an overstretch that kinda tilted the franchise out of proportion even with the clever tie up scheme to both The Conjuring 1 and 2.
I am not saying that it’s a bad horror film, but what I am saying is that it offered horror fans like me so little and it’s very frustrating.
This movie didn’t even register on my scare-o-meter.
A lot of holes in this movie. Blood of Christ? A Faceless Mother Superior? Father Burke ending up suddenly inside a coffin? But still, lead characters are like, “yeah, so wat’up with this nun hanging herself thing in your abbey? So, are you ok or what?”
It’s just lazy writing.
Also, the tag line “darkest chapter in the conjuring universe” is correct, this movie is so dark on the big screen that it’s almost hard to see anything or appreciate the scary scenes.
I did however liked the location and that scene inside the storage where the dead nun was kept for “preservation”. The build up there was good.
The scariest thing about this film is not the movie but the end credit sound track! So creepy.
Taissa Farmiga was perfect for the role of Sister Irene though. I’ll watch this movie again just to see her.