THE NUN - 2018
Directed by Corin Hardy.
Written by Gary Dauberman, based on a story by James Wan and Gary Dauberman.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons.
Corin Hardy's "The Nun" represents an uncreative mess of modern horror clichés. Everything from inverted crosses to bloody pentagrams is present in the prequel to the popular "Conjuring" franchise. Don't get me wrong; it would be absurd to expect a movie like this to be a masterpiece of cinema. But this is not the case. All we wanted as cinephiles was a movie which did not insult our intelligence. What did we get instead? Spit. Yes, we got "spit".
As a movie-goer I can accept many bad aspects of a movie and still appreciate the final picture as long as there is entertainment value. We can ignore the fact that the people from a Romanian village all speak English (also in the year 1953), sure, but can we also ignore how the blood of Christ is involved in "ritual" which is not even fully explained?