Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Goodness this movie was bad. I cannot believe the high ratings it has been getting. I am wondering if we watched the same film.
I don’t even know where to begin.
First of all, little things like gorgeous, obviously made up nuns annoy me.
Secondly, what a disjointed, cliché-riddled movie. It didn’t take me long to just wish it would end.
The plot is a joke. There really isn’t one, surely not a proper one.
It’s the arrival of the girls, exploration of the house, scary scenes, more scary scenes, then the owners of the house reveal everything, and then more scary scenes. Throughout the film, incredibly bad, unbelieving acting. Anthony LaPaglia was the only upside for me. He managed to portray a character that was obviously grief-stricken but who would seem quite scary to young kids.
There is so much that didn’t make sense. One minute there is electricity and the next it’s back to match-lit lamps and darkness. There is no reason presented to why the wife can’t walk. And what the heck kind of a reaction was that to Samuel pointing out to Sister Charlotte a fourth nun in the picture, that she had never noticed before?
And finally the pace was SO slow that I was soon yawning and even the scary scenes had absolutely no effect on me. By that point I was simply numb.
I cannot recommend this movie. Watch it if there is no alternative and if you don’t have to pay money for it.