Interesting concept, but overall average.
With so much hype for The Nun, there was no way it was going to meet those standards, think Annabelle as an example. Well, I was half right. What the story lacked in concept and plot, was made up for with the beautiful cinematography. Read on.
Based on the demonic Valak from The Conjuring 2, The Nun tells the story of a priest with a haunted past and a novice, who is on the verge of taking her vows to become a nun, who travel to Romania to investigate the violent suicide of a young sister; what they encounter is of the malevolent kind.
Valak was one of the best things about The Conjuring 2 – it was scary and interesting. It was no coincidence that a movie about the evil spirit's backstory was on the horizon. When filmmakers create a spin-off of a successful franchise, it's either going to be crazy good or garbage, but either way, it's going to make money.
Like mentioned, Taissa Farmiga is the reason to watch this, from a performance perspective. She plays a nun to be and is way too cute to be one.
I loved the scenes between herself and Jonas Bloquet as Frenchie because Frenchie is so smitten with her, I mean I would be too.
Speaking of Jonas Bloquet, he is the comedic relief character and is fun to watch. Demián Bichir is watchable but doesn’t have much to work with.
And how about the scary as shit Valak, well she isn't scary at all and doesn't do much to be honest. Like I said, could've been a lot better.
Overall, The Nun falls flat for a number of reasons, but it’s not a bad movie, it’s just average. It’s way better than Slender Man, let’s just say that.