This film is shot very well, has a good atmosphere, great acting and a great first half. The 'show don't tell' film making is at it's strongest in the build up which creates some genuinely creepy scenes.
Then...something happens. The film takes a dive for the worst. I'm sure everyone's made jokes about the Demon in this film looking like Darth Maul from Star Wars but they're not wrong. All that great build up and mystery is destroyed when they start shoving everything in your face towards the second half. Suddenly the scares become predictable and generic. The Demon/Ghost design is boring and not scary in the slightest. As a film series that boasts about being a breath of fresh air for the horror genre it sure does like to be exactly like every horror film in previous years, at least towards the end.
I say watch the film for the first half of it because that part does not disappoint but be prepared to lose interest the further you go.
Side note: Patrick Wilson does a fine job in his role, again, and is well on his way to becoming a successful horror actor.
James Wan la vanesia. Discreto
All James wan r Filled with very unnecessary jump scare scenes.. this1 is not an exception. Also it will be followed by some nonsense sequel..so watch out !!
Family(Father bloodline) with a Sp. gift+evil spirit following them+Ghosts in the new house they moved in ... oh! anything left dear director sir ?? 1 st one which seems to be unique but only to writer audiences already watched it in poltergeist..they added some of their nonsense in it.They tried to frighten people with Red demon ,which actually made me laugh when he climbs like spider man on the wall & A psycho evil killer spirit following Child's father with a secret desire .Director tried to create some nonsense craziness with this psycho, worst part of the movie. goes to end in a diff. way rather than Happy ending !! which is not enough to save it!!
once a wise man said A Bad can Ruin your day ! so watch it at your on RISK
Weaknesses: As usual with horror movies, there's just so many that tropes and clichés are found often. That's the case here. While there are good ideas sprinkled in, a lot of the scare attempts feel too familiar to stand out. The characters were well-acted, but don't have enough depth to make the viewer care about what happens to them. In fact, you may find yourself being okay with Josh being in peril. Steven (Leigh Whannell, who also wrote the film) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) were two characters that felt out of place. They were supposed to be comic relief, but instead stuck out like sore thumbs.
Overall: This is a pretty good horror movie, filled with some cool ideas. Unfortunately, some things don't click and it relies on too many tropes to be anything special.