*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“You send that thing back to hell…”
The Nun II is the sequel to the 2018 film, which is part of the Conjuring universe. It released in theaters on September 8th 2023. The supernatural horror film stars Taissa Farmiga, Storm Reid, Jonas Bloquet, Katelyn Rose Downey, Anna Popplewell, and Bonnie Aarons. The film runs for approximately an hour and fifty minutes.
After a priest is brutally murdered in France, Sister Irene must face her past and investigate the cause, leading her back to a powerful evil.
Here is the trailer:
The Nun II has returning characters and plenty of unsettling moments, but does it do enough to be worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
New and returning characters to root for.
Once again, Taissa Farmiga was exceptional as Sister Irene and I’m glad she got to really step into the limelight for this film. I was rooting for her the entire time.
We also got some new characters to liven things up. Storm Reid was a nice addition and I thought that Katelyn Rose Downey was really fantastic as Sophie. Having characters to cheer for is important in films like this and I thought the sequel did enough to keep us invested in that department.
An interesting story this time around.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the first film. I thought it was a little boring even though the character was super creepy. The second film did a much better job creating an intriguing mystery around everything. I was never bored and I liked the investigation parts. They really captured my attention.
Predictable reveals at times…
This wasn’t a huge con, but I could see a lot of the big reveals coming a mile away. I’m also not a huge fan of movies over-explaining things to the audience through repetitive flashbacks as if we can’t figure out what’s going on ourselves.
So am I in or out?
The Nun II surpasses the original with a solid mystery and plenty of unsettling moments to keep you entertained up until the end.
I was surprised by how much I liked this film and make sure you stick around for the after credits scene at the end!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Nun II in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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