The Conjuring 2
First screened in June 2016
Director: James Wan. Cast: Madison Wolfe, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor, Benjamin Haigh, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Simon McBurney, Franka Potente, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Sterling Jerins, Bonnie Aarons, Javier Botet, Bob Adrian. Screenplay: Carey Hayes & Chad Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson. Twitter Capsule:
Some powerful scares, machinically generated from what is now a familiar recipe. Most scenes follow same structure.
Tentative gestures at jointly thematizing economic and spiritual desperation give the movie some more-than-momentary weight. But here and elsewhere, the film settles for less.