Direction & Writer : James Wan
Producer : Peter Safran, Rob Cowan
Cast : Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente
Music : Joseph Bishara
Cinematography : Don Burgess
Editor : Kirk M. Morr
Production company : New Line Cinema, The Safran Company, Atomic Monster, RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Running Time : 134 mins
The Conjuring 2 Movie Review One thing that would seemingly offer as an experience while watching James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 is that you are bounded to stark Goosebumps and spine-tingling moments, but that comes on pars with the comparisons that correlate with the prequel’s formulae. Of course, it all starts with the same sort of opening, where we find the Warren couple are involved in an investigation by the first minute, but this time with more shuddery, which beats down the ‘Annabelle’ issue in 2013 hit. But here, Lorrain is discombobulated by a vision that gets too terrific. Sooner, they’re commuted to the family of Hodgson located at Enfield in London, where their house is haunted by the ghost of old man who resided in the same place before few years. The family’s youngest daughter Janet (Madison Wolfe) becomes the prey and she turns out to be an insane threatening the situations. Immediately requested by the church, the Ed and Lorraine Warren couple walk into the premise and there begins the shuddery events, which even threatens the lives of paranormal investigators themselves.
As we are well used to this real life recording of Ed and Lorrain, we are so much kept intact as it is based on true incidents. Maybe, by the end of climax, you could be tested to ask ‘Did these things really happen or fictionally bounded?” and before you claim this, you’ve the evidence that comes with real life tape recording of Hodgson case and yes, we get to see the real life characters in comparison with the fictional ones, where they look much similar. Tons of appreciation to the casting director, who could have gone through a hard phase in getting the right bunch of actors.
What’s the strikingly spectacular quotient about ‘The Conjuring 2’ is that James Wan has clearly understood the reception of the first part and taken the responsibility of retaining the standards and manages to pass through the test. There are plenty of Goosebumps that you’ll be thrown up and not to miss the sequence, where the ghostly nun in the painting scares the Warren. The second hour is no exception as the spine-shuddery moments get at its best, especially the penultimate to climax moments, where the rain effects and the underground basement art work offer more substantiality…
There is something always special about ‘Conjuring’ franchise and how it becomes different from other horror patterned films. James Wan and his technical team ensure that it has some uniqueness in treatment. We get it all witnessed here with the visual tone and editing is yet another highlighting trait. The art work is exceptionally great that has lots of even minute detailing done on excellence.
As it comes to performance, Vera Farminga and Patrick Wilson are so intriguing with Conjuring just like how Superstar Rajnikanth means for Chandramukhi and they’ve pulled it off very well.