Annabelle: Creation Reviews

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October 4, 2019
Avoid at all costs unless you're a Conjuring Universe completist for whatever reason.
January 8, 2019
Too fixated on the explosive and bombastic properties of shock horror to understand the kind of fear truly effective horror movies leave in their wake.
November 2, 2018
There's very little that might qualify as new in this prequel to a prequel.
October 31, 2018
Pounds one creepy moment after another, more concerned with piling up scares than actually trying to make characters the audience can relate to.
July 19, 2018
Relying too heavily on formulaic horror, this prequel to 2014's Annabelle is flatly mediocre.
May 2, 2018
Perhaps it's the film's inability to provide a clear understanding of its own internal logic. How is a viewer supposed to feel tension if the film's events feel random and inconsequential?
February 20, 2018
Albeit quite generic, it's a pretty well constructed horror movie.
November 8, 2017
It ultimately felt like too much of a retread to really wow me.
September 12, 2017
Scarily formulaic.
September 2, 2017
For when we discover the true origin of the spirit inside the doll and how it connects with the story of the previous film, the characters cease to make sense in their actions. [Full review in Spanish]
September 2, 2017
The only thing in favor is that Annabelle: Creation closes with Annabelle, leaving no space for another story between the two. [Full review in Spanish]
August 25, 2017
If we forget the plot, the director David F. Sandberg manages to generate an interesting and macabre atmosphere. But it's far from the quality of The Conjuring. [Full review in Spanish]
August 18, 2017
The film surpasses what was previously seen in the universe of The Conjuring thanks to its first part, but the rest doesn't give for more. [Full review in Spanish]
August 18, 2017
Not a bad movie, defining it as regular is fairer but if you're a horror fan, or you're looking for an original movie, you'll probably be disappointed ... like me. [Full review in Spanish]
August 18, 2017
Sometimes a creepy-looking doll is just a creepy-looking doll and no amount of repetition can make the sweet old song You Are My Sunshine even the slightest bit scary.
August 18, 2017
Talitha Bateman is effective as the possessed, polio-afflicted orphan, but the rest of the performances are uniformly forgettable. As, indeed, is Annabelle: Creation.
August 17, 2017
The film exists simply to get us somewhere we've already been, and so the level of invention in the storytelling declines right when it should be ramping up.
August 15, 2017
Annabelle: Creation is a workmanlike horror film that skilfully builds narrative tension and offers horror fans some genuine, well-developed scares. But Sandberg is unable to transcend a stale and rather pedestrian storyline.
August 14, 2017
Fans of these movies and their adjectival brethren, Insidious, Sinister and the like, know exactly what to expect and they get it here in spades, though sadly at the expense of internal logic and strong character work.
August 14, 2017
As in Annabelle, the scares derived from the creepy-faced doll are more fun than the stuff about nebulous demonic possession.
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