My History With the Film:
I’m a big fan of the original Conjuring film and really enjoyed the second. So, when I saw that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga were back as The Warrens I was very excited. The trailer was well made and it even featured a shot of actor John Noble who I love on Fringe. Sadly, the film did not live up to my expectations and I found it to be the weakest of the series yet.
What The Film Is About (Non-Spoiler):
The Warrens attempt to prove a young man was possessed when he committed a murder.
What I Liked About It:
-Both Patrick Wilson an Vera Farmiga are amazing in everything that they do. If not for their performances this movie would be a total bust.
-The film had one good jump scare that got me, but sadly that was it.
What I Didn’t Like About It:
-I don’t even know where to begin. There were plot holes galore, terrible decisions made by everyone involved, a forced “wokeness” moment, terrible CGI from the opening scene onward, overweight naked zombie, astral projection, and overall laughable set pieces.
-I believe the lack of cohesiveness with the script was by far the worst offender. The movie just doesn’t follow logic or common sense in so many of the situations. I don’t mind campiness and stupidity in horror, but don’t claim it’s a true story and pretend like it’s reality based and then go off the rails.
-This film claims to be based on a true story but the actual story has little to nothing to do with the film. Quite honestly, the filmmakers should be ashamed for using this story and manipulating it so. Too many people will buy in that this is what actually happened when it barely resembles the truth.
-Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) took over The Conjuring directing duties from James Wan.
I wish they would have stuck with the haunted house set up. I think it would have worked a lot better. Overall this movie was a major let down and I’m happy if this is the end of The Conjuring franchise.
I rate The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, a two out of five and say skip it.