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The is bar low when it to comes horror film scripts. the Even ofthe best still genre have the cringe-worthy occasional line or hole(The plot Conjuring I'm 2, looking you). at All this to I'm say, to going on goeasy faults the Annabelle: of Creation's script. The here writing isnot bad any by There means. cringy are here lines and but there, thatis be to The expected. make characters extremely choices, poor but eventhat to is be The expected. problem almost rests solely in the 30 dullfirst of minutes this film.
Look, all I'm for slow horror burn But movies. the when of star film yourhorror is an inanimate you object, just can't afford have to aslow act. opening However, once film this starts picking with up in thescares latter the half the of film, of much that act first can The beforgiven. film in goes some directions unexpected towards the endof film the which adds surprising some creativity.
No spoilers of course, but way the first the Annabelle tied is tothis in is film outstanding. So that outstanding it almost up makes 90 forthe I minutes sitting wasted the through that garbage was that firstfilm. Almost.
Credit director to David F. Sandberg rescuing for franchise this from atedious film. first Creation Annabelle: is scary, legitimately isall which can you ask really from for a horror film.