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Film Review 2: The Nun

The official poster for the film ‘The Nun’

Age Rating: 15

Film Length: 1 hour and 36 minutes

Release Date: 7th September 2018 (UK)

Summary: A priest and his companion are sent to Romania by the Vatican church to uncover the mystery behind the death of a nun. In doing so, they have to confront an insidious demon who takes the form of a nun.

Written by James Wan, the nun is the fifth movie in the conjuring universe to be made, however, in chronological order, it is the first. Speaking briefly about the other four movies in this universe, the stories all tie in with one another which makes the timeline of films more interesting and worthwhile as there can often be seen hidden clues relating to the other films embedded in.

I felt this film had the potential to be one of the scariest in the franchise due to the fact that it had been long anticipated. The malevolent nun known as ‘Valek’ had previously been involved in the conjuring 2 and this was a huge success which made plans to make this film fall into place.

Overall, I would say the film was fairly average as it lacks creepiness by not offering any surprising jump scares. As the viewer, you are always able to guess when the next scare will occur which ruins the fun.

I give this film a rating of 6/10.

Film Review 1: Split

Age Rating: 15

Film Length: 1 hour and 57 minutes

Release Date: 20th January 2017 (UK)

Summary: Three girls are kidnapped by a man who suffers from 23 different personalities. However, as his 24th starts to appear, it seems that the girls and everyone else’s lives are at risk.

Directed by M Night Shyamalan, Split is a film that concentrates on a character who suffers from a split personality disorder, hence the film name “Split”.  There have never been any previous films which have covered the topic of this particular mental illness before which intrigues me as not many films are original nowadays.

James McAvoy’s acting throughout the film was incredible as he had to act as 23 different characters throughout. The film was quite creepy at times, particularly when one of the 23 personalities named ‘the beast’ would crawl up walls and chase its victims. However, there were more humorous moments throughout the film – particularly from the character known as ‘Hedwig’.

Overall, it was one of the best thriller films I have ever watched due to the fantastic acting from James McAvoy put together with the unique film idea. It proved suspenseful from start to end and finished on a cliff hanger to leave audiences wanting more.

I give this film a rating of 9/10.