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The Nun 2

Posted on the 23 November 2023 by Sirmac2 @macthemovieguy

Where I Watched It: MAX

English Audio Description provided By: Deluxe

Narrated By: William Michael Redmond

Welcome to the sequel to the prequel which is a spinoff of a character featured in the sequel to The Conjuring. And they say Hollywood has run out of ideas. Pish posh.

After the riveting terror of the first Nun film, I can understand why we are continuing with Taissa Farmiga, despite that Demian Bichir really did tremendous work in the first film. She’s likely asking for less money. And, with the money that they saved, they can offer a spot to Storm Reid, who joins the franchise. It sounds like I don’t like Farmiga, but I just really enjoy Bichir. I also think Storm Reid is very promising, so I’ll take her as the new cast addition.

Much like how the first film mentioned the true backstory of The Nun, which sounded way more interesting, the sequel finds a story that isn’t unique enough to be interesting, but feels somehow on brand for this growing franchise, and offers the opportunity for jump scares. Since the first film, Farmiga’s former novitiate has grown older and wiser, and is now being called to help with a situation that seems very familiar. And, of course, her old friend is there, and shit gets crazy.

Thanks to the terrific audio description team at Deluxe, and an always pitch perfect William Michael Redmond, this film soars in terms of audio description. Script wise, I didn’t care about the plot or the characters, including a new novitiate (Reid), but there are some creative and creepy scenes that are well described that keep this interesting. I think this franchise overall was strongest with the first Conjuring film, and has been chasing that dream ever since.

It would be nice if we worked on these plots if we continue to make more Nun films. but, I know that’s asking a lot. Some effective jump scares, and solid acting make this watchable enough, but the generic storyline makes for a rather predictable jump scare fest.

Final Grade: C+

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