The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
if their story seems completely bonkers, almost like a feverish work of fiction, you ain't heard nothing yet.
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
This sequel to the hugely successful first conjuring had its moments. However there were a few silly moments that just didn't hit the mark! Good acting again by the two main actors. 6/10
As with most sequels, this was not as scary or effective as 'The Conjuring'. It was nice to see Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga back in the roles of Ed and Lorraine Warren. They just bring such a sense of credibility to the film that you almost believe they are Ed and Lorraine Warren. I did get a sense of 'Oh, I've seen this before', but the film is nevertheless still good in its own right and worth the watch.
We continue on with the paranormal adventures of Ed (Patrick Wilson ) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren of Amityville fame. They are asked to go to Enfield and investigate a haunting or poltergeist case centering around Janet Hodgson (Madison Wolfe) and the spirit of Bill.The film is filled with jump scares, whispers, screams, etc. enough to make it enjoyable.Much of the film follows reported incidents (a bit exaggerated) and the criticism and skepticism of the time (and today). Claims that Janet did the pranks and practiced ventriloquism as well as being caught red handed faking incidents are included in the feature.The film makers took liberties with reports such as the police report that a chair wobbled from side to side, became a chair moving across the room. The role of Ed and Lorraine was minor and I would suggest the reason why they never wrote about it was that until the last half hour of the film, they deemed it a hoax and that last part was Hollywood writers earning their dime. As an entertaining Poltergeist film, it is all that. As to being factual, there have been other films and features on Enfield that are far less horrific and supernatural.Go watch the film for a good scare for the kids, not a docudrama.Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity.
Other people rating this must have seen a different version because the one I saw was horrible. It might not have been so bad if they hadn't claimed it was a based on truth (it isn't, and if you think it is, you need to talk to a professional about it).Very Christian, very silly, very bad acting. Giving it 3 stars because the child actors weren't bad. The adults; however, needed a better director.