/Movie’s personal BJ Colangelo kicked off the response chain, sharing that “just a few scares had me leaping in my seat.” She added that “Storm Reid is a welcome addition to The Conjuring Universe, even when the story felt like three completely different movies preventing for the primary plot at occasions. Nonetheless had a blast and Bonnie Aarons is a treasure.” Aarons, a implausible character actress who’s now reprising her position as Valak for the fourth time, is at present suing Warner Bros. for utilizing her likeness with out adequately compensating her. It is the foreboding, imperious presence that Aarons offers Valak that basically offers these films their juice, so hopefully Warners rectifies the way in which they have been undervaluing their star performer amid the continuing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike.
Talking of performers, Perri Nemiroff of Collider additionally singled out Conjuring Universe newcomer Storm Reid for reward, tweeting that she “liked the contemporary vitality Storm Reid brings to the sequence,” and that “once more, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet are profitable leads.” Total, she discovered “The Nun II” to be “a rock-solid new installment of the Conjuring-verse” with “eerie ambiance [that] is massively efficient and there is a bunch of robust set items.” Nemiroff is already “keen for one more watch to over-analyze the brand new additions to the lore.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Brian Davids tweeted in no unsure phrases that “‘The Nun II’ is infinitely higher than the primary installment. The characters of Irene and Maurice are explored in a extra significant method, and the larger Conjuring Universe is impacted moderately considerably.” So the film rocks and the characters are higher. However what about all the things else — the writing, the way in which it handles Conjuring lore, and most significantly, the scares?