Annabelle: Creation Reviews

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August 14, 2017
For the most part, though, things play out like horror-movie bingo.
August 13, 2017
The set-up is promising, and it offers some decent early jump scares. But eventually the thinness of the material becomes overwhelmingly obvious.
August 12, 2017
Its scares didn't work for me.
August 11, 2017
In her second movie on her own, Annabelle manages to imitate the pacing, the Catholic overtones and the tone of the first movie but replaces all the chills with unintentional laughter.
August 11, 2017
The film has, to my count, two, or at best three, genuinely scary scenes, which aren't enough to redeem its overall mediocrity.
August 11, 2017
"It has everything needed to scare an audience, but is incapable of actually doing so."
August 11, 2017
... delivers some scattered frights to please fans of the series, although the script isn't original enough to generate much genuine suspense.
August 11, 2017
While the original Annabelle was a rather decent, well-crafted chiller, this one seems a bit more ham-fisted and less satisfying.
August 11, 2017
It's proof that slower doesn't always mean better in horror.
August 11, 2017
Chucky, only you can save Annabelle from further embarrassing herself and degrading her. Let's set up a Tinder date or something.
August 11, 2017
Sandberg does nothing to update his horror film from some of the genre's more damaging stereotypes.
August 11, 2017
The clumsy script has difficulty establishing the rules of what the doll and the daughter can do, so you're never really sure of what the characters are up against.
August 11, 2017
Even though a young girl's soul might lie in the balance between Heaven and eternal damnation, the conflict seems as moot as taking a piece of rubbish to the nearest trash can.
August 10, 2017
The trouble with derivative horror flicks that don't have any new ideas is that you get bored waiting for all hell to break loose in the last 20-30 minutes.
August 10, 2017
Like most horror spinoff sequels, Annabelle: Creation is a silly, cheap attempt to cash in on a gimmick.
August 10, 2017
Sandberg often seems an artist bored by his own material, resigned to doodling in the margins.
August 10, 2017
"Annabelle: Creation" carries no forward momentum. There's no ticking clock. No kidnapped victim to save. No mystery to solve. The characters snoop around and then wait for something bad to happen. Then they do it again.
August 10, 2017
Horror doesn't get much more paint-by-numbers.
August 10, 2017
The constant floating, spinning, shattering, and slamming of household objects gradually saps the movie's tension.
August 10, 2017
The script's incoherence makes the movie feel like a random assemblage of cunningly crafted horror tropes rather than an intelligible narrative.
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