Monday, September 10, 2018

THE NUN Pumped Me Up

Interested in my thoughts on The Nun? Read on!

I’ve been looking forward to this movie ever since it was first announced. When I saw Valak (the Nun) in The Conjuring 2, for me, it was like seeing a hot guy for the first time. I leaned over to my sister and asked, “Who is that?” I was so fascinated by her, yearning for more after The Conjuring 2 ended. Imagine my glee when I discovered that she was getting her own film.

The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy, begins in 1952 Romania, where two nuns slink through Cârta Monastery in an attempt to seal away a demonic presence. The elder nun is attacked, screaming as she is dragged into darkness. Compelled by fear and an unspoken promise, the younger Sister Victoria (Charlotte Hope) hangs herself by plunging from a window ledge.

Her body is discovered by Frenchie (Jonas Bloquet), a local food delivery man whose route includes the distant monastery. News of the incident reaches the Vatican. Father Burke (Demian Bichir) and young Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) are sent to investigate the monastery, soliciting an apprehensive Frenchie to guide them there.

Here's where some of the fun occurs. Collectively, most of the rooms in this monastery would make the greatest haunted house. I easily picked out places where my life would end: the graveyard with the bells, the cathedral full of chanting nuns, or the room full of dead ones. Unfortunately, I didn’t always feel that the film gave enough time for the audience to experience the demonic aura that existed within each room.

By the fourth act, the film sped from 0 to 60, occasionally letting up off the gas only to increase the intensity even further. It was great to see The Conjuring Universe expanded; however, the tone of the film left me more pumped than terrified, almost as if I could body slam a demonic nun instead of peeing in my pants at the mere sight of one. If that was the goal, then it was achieved.

 3½ out 5 queen skulls!

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