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It’s a well-crafted film to be sure, with a finely honed sense of its ’70s setting, four reliably solid performers in the lead roles and child actors who can hold their own.
(Download The Conjuring) But it’s just all so darn familiar – The Conjuring feels like someone chucked Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, The Orphanage, Insidious (Wan’s previous film) and especially The Amityville Horror into a blender, then added a bit with a doll. It’s pretty much entirely constructed of pieces of other films, and not always good ones.
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(Download The Conjuring) The Conjuring is gathering good buzz ahead of its release, and less demanding fans of the horror genre should find much to enjoy. But while effectively-executed tension and an ominous tone are all well and good, horror films have to surprise on some level, and in this regard The Conjuring struggles.
An argument could be made that this (The Conjuring Download) film’s point of difference is how it focuses on the real-life ‘paranormal investigators’ Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), but even their story feels punishingly familiar.
The Conjuring is not a bad film, it’s just not a great one either.
(Download The Conjuring) Unlike some other people, I have liked pretty much everything that I’ve seen from James Wan. Saw remains a great film, Dead Silence is a lot of fun, Death Sentence was decent and Insidious was one of the best mainstream horror movies that I’ve watched in recent years. Sadly, The Conjuring is his weakest outing yet.(Download The Conjuring) Many people will tell you different, many will fall over themselves to praise this film to the skies, but I left the cinema greatly disappointed. There were one or two good scare moments, but the rest of the film felt stale and far too reliant on jump scares to be a truly great horror, a criticism I am well aware that some will feel is just as easily levelled at Insidious even though I think that movie also had some great, brooding atmosphere throughout.
(Download The Conjuring) Starting off with a fun little prologue before going on to reveal those horrible words . . . . . “based on a true story” . . . . . The Conjuring follows a family, with Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston as the mother and father to five girls, as they move into their new home. It’s not long until things start to go crash bang wallop in the night and they then call in a couple of paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, (Download The Conjuring) played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Of course, it can’t just be ghosts being dealt with nowadays. It has to be something demonic. And there has to be more motivation than just scaring the pants off of people. Which is why The Conjuring starts to get boring as soon as it thinks it’s making the whole premise more interesting.
(Download The Conjuring) The script, by Chad and Carey Hayes, is okay, at best. Actually, that’s being too kind. The script is pretty poor. There’s not much, if any, character development beyond anything required for certain plot points and most of the material setting up scares in the latter half of the movie feels like it has just been written in to set up scares in the latter half of the movie.
It doesn’t help that the acting sticks at a decidedly average level. Wilson and Farmiga are pretty charm-free in their roles,(Watch The Conjuring Online) Taylor does better but is wasted in the third act and Ron Livingston wanders around while people (okay, maybe just me) wonder about the last time they saw him outside Office Space. It’s not that he hasn’t done anything since then, he’s done plenty. It’s just that I ALWAYS start thinking that way when I see him.
(Download The Conjuring) Wan directs capably enough, and the sound design and musical score is pretty superb, but he’s also guilty of revisiting all of the tricks that he used up in previous films. That wouldn’t be so bad if they were executed as perfectly as they sometimes were in his other works, but they’re not. One great moment – involving some laundry – doesn’t make up for the rest of the lacklustre content. Oh, there’s one other really good scare, (Download The Conjuring)but it’s one from the trailer so either avoid the trailer or prepare to spot that moment and realise that it’s the high point of the film.
I’m sure that this will do some great business, and will keep director Wan as a reliable horror guy, but I really wanted something more than the same old twists and tricks that we’ve been seeing over the past few years. The film isn’t BAD, but it’s not great either. And I was really rooting for it to be great.
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