The Conjuring is my most favorite series movie of 2013, yet it became a huge success. It was rocked with rich characters, some fascinating mythology, stunning cinematography and a slew of extremely effective scares. The success of the movie makes me beyond of thrill to see the Annabelle Creation spinoff in the following year, but it didn’t come anywhere close to the quality of its predecessor and completely failed to tap into what made the Annabelle doll so creepy in the opening of the first film. The movie completely fail me, and I didn’t have the highest expectations for its sequel, Annabelle Creation online free, but it turns out this is actually one of those rare sequels that far exceeds the original.
From the title, we are hinted that the story in the movie happens before the events in the first Annabelle movie, and the movie will tell us how the doll became creepy and dangerous. That element serves its role so well. Also, Annabelle Creation movie online features a batch of extremely likable and engaging new characters. We have Stephanie Sigman as Sister Charlotte – a nun looking out for a group of orphan girls in need of a place to stay. Lucky for them, a dollmaker and his wife offer to take them since the girls seem to ease them from the pain of losing their daughter in a car accident years ago. Soon after moving into the house, strange things happen, and a malicious force targets one of the girls, Janice (Talitha Bateman).
Lulu Wilson plays Linda – Janice’s best friend. Wilson and Bateman are both marvelous in their roles and have tons of chemistry with one another, so it’s impossible not to root for them. Their characters, Janice and Linda, appear to be the youngest of the bunch, and the two get picked on by the older girls quite a bit. Earning even more sympathy for Janice, she suffered from polio and has difficulty in walking by her own. Both Janice and Linda are very smart, capable characters. There’s a severe threat lurking in the house and they may be at a disadvantage in some respects, but you care about them and also believe they have a chance to beat this thing, and that keeps the suspense sky-high throughout. The pairing of Bateman and Wilson is key to the success of the film. One of the cores of Annabelle Creation 720p online is their sister-like relationship. That relationship is highlighted and woven so well that keep you on your toes and make the story increasingly more powerful.
Sandberg seems to have taken a cue from The Conjuring and Insidious. The way he utilizes the doll is extremely effective, especially during a few very clever stunt scenes that feel reminiscent of The Conjuring but are fresh enough to deliver a fun, unique thrill you don’t see coming.
Everything in the movie is perfect except the dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto). There’s nothing wrong with LaPaglia and Otto’s performances, but it’s tough for them to make much of an impression when they’re almost completely ignored for most of the movie. The cold open is extremely chilling, but when the focus completely shifts to Sister Charlotte, Linda and Janice, they steal the show. Fortunately this issue is solely about their characters, it makes no harm to the Annabelle Creation movie online mythology or Janice and Linda’s story.