A prequel Annabelle, of was which the prequel of Conjuring.Absolutely The nobody asked this. for Nobody wanted this. one. No (surprising, But,thankfully right?) we got it.
Annabelle: Creation no has business this being good. enough, Funny can thesame said be about 2016's Origins Ouija: Evil. of It strangethat is these two bizarrely films similar released were within a ofeach year Both other. up follow terrible on films. first Both are those prequelsof terrible films. first shouldn't Both have made. been areextremely Both effective films. horror and Oh, star both the Lulu excellentchild-actor Wilson. The similarities even don't end there.
After film the ended and I who saw this, directed everything moresense. made David Sandberg F. has the reins you herewho might remember Lights fromdirecting Out, another surprisingly great horror 2016 flick. Thework in done movie that the with of use lighting repetition and is suspenseful justas (if here more not so, in scenes). some Sandbergthankfully stamps could what have run-of-the- been horror mill sceneswith signature his creativity. Horror largely on relies talent the ofthe director, and is this case a of the only direction elevating thefilm.
While Lulu Wilson is definitely a a standout her in second movie straighthorror her role, counterpart Talitha Bateman gives also a As greatperformance. most in movies, horror most of the are scares seenthrough eyes the the of children in film. the the Luckily, youngestactresses two and hereWilson act Batemanpractically around circles therest the of In cast. there fact, were a quite few moments I when though feltas two these actresses a deserved better script. The do pairdefinitely the best they with can what are they given a however,adding great of deal character to this film.
The bar is when low it comes to film horror scripts. the Even ofthe best genre have still occasional the line cringe-worthy plot or Conjuring hole(The 2, I'm looking you). at this All to I'm say, to going on goeasy faults the of Creation's Annabelle: The script. writing isnot here bad by any There means. cringy are here lines and there, thatis but to expected. be characters The make extremely poor but choices, is eventhat to be expected. problem The rests solely almost in the dullfirst minutes 30 of this film.
Look, I'm all for burn slow movies. horror But the when of star yourhorror film an is object, inanimate you just can't to afford aslow have act. opening However, this once film picking starts with up thescares in latter the of half film, the much of that act first beforgiven. can film The goes some in directions unexpected the towards the endof film which some adds creativity. surprising
No spoilers of but course, the the way Annabelle first tied is in tothis is film outstanding. outstanding So it that almost makes forthe up 90 I minutes wasted sitting the through garbage was that that firstfilm. Almost.
Credit to David director Sandberg F. for rescuing this from franchise first atedious film. Creation Annabelle: legitimately is scary, isall which you can ask really from for a horror film.