New Delhi: Today, September 8, theatres will begin premiering The Nun 2, the ninth instalment in the Conjuring series. Bonnie Aarons stars as the sinister demon nun in this sequel to the story.
Even if the previous The Nun wasn’t a critical success, the Conjuring universe as a whole has persevered, with the series managing to weave complicated layers over a number of films over the course of a decade. The Nun 2 seems to attempt the enormous challenge of unifying disparate storylines from past entries in the same realm into a single, cohesive whole.
The Nun 2 🧟♀️ pic.twitter.com/MSYBXmbK8g
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In a special feature for The Nun 2, executive producer James Wan reveals the film’s narrative trajectory.
Setting in Tarascon, France in 1956, four years after the events of the Romanian chapter, the Nun strikes again, this time by burning to death a priest. Sister Irene is called back to Rome by the Vatican to find out what’s killing off priests and nuns. In this sequel to the horror flick, Sister Irene once again meets the evil nun. The fate of the world rests in the hands of Sisters Irene and Debra.
Starring: Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Storm Reid, and more
Director: Michael Chaves
Writers: Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing, Akela Cooper
Michael Chaves’s follow-up to The Nun (2018) features haunting images and midnight footsteps. Akela Cooper’s plot is one-dimensional, like the first and many Conjuring movies. However, in this part, Chaves delivers numerous well-directed passages that will have you on the edge of your seat, if not shivering.
The Nun 2 is infinitely better than the first film. It’s scarier and much more intense. This is what I wanted out of the first one, which was too heavy and bogged down with lore. Now we get to have FUN with this terrifying villain. Stay for the mid credit scene! #Nun2 pic.twitter.com/DmXVGjtvi4
— Tessa Smith – Mama’s Geeky (@MamasGeeky) August 31, 2023
The story starts slowly and spends a lot of time developing the characters and their backstories. The significance of the Christian relic, its history, and its connection to Sister Irene are unclear. Although well-written and well-filmed, the ending of the mystery and the subsequent events appear hurried in comparison to what came before.
The NUN 2 IS A VERY GOOD MOVIE. The magazine scene A+. Then towards the end of the movie there’s a Scene that Had a Goat and it’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen. I’d give it 4.5/5#horror #HorrorCommunity #TheNun2 pic.twitter.com/TMS3jGR0aZ
— Austin Taylor🧛🏻 (@ACBT2003) September 8, 2023
Even though Bonnie Aarons is back in her role as the nun from the prequel, she isn’t given nearly as much screen time. Despite her strong performance, Taissa Farmiga’s character seems underdeveloped after the first instalment.
In the end, the film’s adherence to horror genre tropes means that the audience can anticipate not just the jump scares but also the plot twists.
Gonna catch the Nun 2 tomorrow. I have a feeling they’ve shown all the “scary” parts in the trailer though.
— ✨ℯ✨ (@erriiccaa_) September 8, 2023