Annabelle: Annabelle comes home is considered easy to watch, gentle and suitable for young viewers.
With the ambition to build a horror movie universe, Warner Bros. has continuously produced sequel films, prequels revolving around the exiles of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Conjuring in 2013 was released in 2013, although the Warren couple’s exorcism involved another evil entity, but the audience was impressed with the famous Annabelle doll, so it was no stranger. The movie constantly released prequels about it. But after the first two films were released without success, is this doll still capable of haunting the audience?
Annabelle: The Return of the Devil (Annabelle Comes Home) takes place after The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 (The Conjuring 2). In this film, two well-known exorcist couple cede the land for three young female characters, including the daughter Judy Warren (Mckenna Grace), the babysitter Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman) and Mary’s friend Daniela Rios (Katie Sarife). Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) bring the doll into a glass case to keep the demons from escaping but Daniela accidentally frees it and drags a night of nightmares for 3 girls inside the house. A scenario that is not new and ends well gently seems appropriate for the audience that the film targets are young girls.
Avoid the traces of the Annabelle (2014) and Annabelle: Creation (2017) criticized as the faint character of the characters, so this time director Gary Dauberman has put a considerable amount of time on the film to build the character. Judy, Mary and Daniela. The girl Judy is shunned, bullied, ridiculed because of her parents doing exorcism, she also carries the supernatural power that resembles a mother. Mary is sweet, thoughtful, kind. Daniela is daring, a bit impulsive, but also has enough life to explain the somewhat stupid actions at the beginning of the film. Although it may be a bit sleepy audience, the character build for the character can be considered a plus for this part 3. The video of the latter part was more intense as the evil spirits were liberated and haunted three young girls. Ghostly entities should have been noticed in horror movies but suddenly the biggest minus point. They were crowded and pale, besides the Annabelle dolls that were mentioned a lot, the rest hid a few scenes and did not leave a strong impression.
According to statistics, the female audience under 30 accounts for the first number of viewers to see the first 2 parts of Annabelle, so the third film of the filmmakers seems to be moving in a rather gentle direction, less threatening “heavy capital”, a few centimeters. The scene is quite funny. In the film, there is a cute teenage supporting character Bob Palmeri (Michael Cimino) – who secretly loves Mary, this promises to be a factor to attract more young female audience to the theater.
The rejuvenation of the cast for horror movies can be a safe way to ensure revenue but it has to trade in many other things. The first is the script. It is impossible to ask for a complicated or heavy plot, everything must be understandable, with many funny and romantic scenes, omitting elements that are too obsessive to make movies easier to see. This inadvertently deprives the prerequisites of horror movies: scare and extreme obsession. Secondly, bet with acting quality and difficulty in building a new special character personality. Currently young actors have the power to lead a major film, and the psychological developments of young characters in Hollywood movies – especially in horror films – are quite similar. The type of young character who has impulsive, unbelievable and stupid actions constantly appears in American horror movies that makes many viewers frustrated.
The coordination of Judy, Mary and Daniela was quite rhythmic, but some of the circumstances were not high enough or lacked scrutiny. The time frame in the movie encapsulated in one night may not be enough to create a long-lasting obsession for viewers to be frightened. The scare screen of the “devil army” is just enough, not too scary, so some of you who are a little shy can sit and watch the movie without covering their eyes.
Shaping the makeshift ghosts but not bringing the horror or making the audience’s heart beat. The music is pretty good, there is a sweet sweet section with a creepy ghost. The reverse film scene is quite boring because most of it takes place inside the Warren family’s house. Horror films often have a context in a certain space (castle, estate, farm, apartment …), but the development of the story can stretch the space very much if you know how to divide the story and use it. shooting tactics.
Annabelle: The Return of the Devil comes around mostly in the gallery of the haunted objects and the living room, and simply transitions through these two rooms often causing viewers to lose their surprise.
In general, Annabelle: The Return of the Devil seems to be better than the first two: reducing many of the cheap jump scare phases, creating the story behind explaining the actions of the main characters, rejuvenating and Add humor to the story. The movie is easier to watch, lighter and more fun, so it is appropriate to entertain not too heavy or obsessive after watching. Fearful enough, happy enough, cute enough for younger viewers.