Cinematic universes; everyone’s at it these days and pretty much only Marvel have got it right with the MCU. You know why? You know why they got it right?
That’s right, it because they didn’t rush anything and knew from the get-go that a fluid and cohesive cinematic universe is what they wanted to achieve. Far too late in other production companies’ franchises do they realise that a few of their films could be tenuously linked, so they end up shoehorning in a weird references and it’s just incredibly jarring.
Well now there’s a horror version, with various films branching off from The Conjuring, which started with Annabelle, then The Nun and was The Crooked Man one of them?
But now there’s another Annabelle film, and this one’s called Annabelle Comes Home. Uh oh!
Basically, some idiot makes the rookie error of releasing the possessed doll into the world – again – which leads to all sort of hijinks, but not in a lovable way.
The whole “WARNING” Positively Do Not Open” thing could have been quite easily avoided if the doll wasn’t put on display in the first place.
This is the third Annabelle film, after all. You’d have thought someone would have learned. It’s not even beguiling enough to justify being put on display in such a manner.
Really, there’s no excuse.
The description reads:
“Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren keep a possessed doll locked up in an artifacts room in their house. When the doll awakens the room’s evil spirits, it soon becomes a night of terror for the couple’s young daughter and her friends.“
They keep all of this stuff in the same building that they raise their children in? Why?
Aquaman‘s James Wan has written and produced this film, so at least it will stay pretty tonally on point.
Seriously, how many run-ins are they going to have with one doll? If you were a demon, would you really want to possess a doll? Seems pretty lame.
I’d want to possess a lion or something. I get the irony of possessing a doll but I don’t think that’s what demons are into. A bit of subversion.
28th of June. Be there.
Images via New Line Cinema
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