Annabelle: Creation (2017) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: David F. Sandberg
Starring: Miranda Otto, Philippa Coulthard, Stephanie Sigman
Rated: R/Region: A/2:39/1080p/Number of disc: 2
Available From Warner Bros.
Several 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.
As a major fan of The Conjuring movies, I have to admit I wasn’t too crazy about the first Annabelle film. That being said, Annabelle: Creation is a better film than the first Annabelle film but I’m not sure if I’d say it is better by much. The film follows the origin of the doll and we really go back to the very start for that. The issue I have with the movie and it turns out to be a big one is how slow the movie does go about getting to the overall point. Don’t get me wrong, the movie does offer up a mood to it and the movie does have some pretty cool moments but it feels like the movie ultimately becomes a series of cool and creepy moments strung together by stretches of the film that just drag on for a bit too long. Those moments are good when they happen and I’m sure making for a lot of fun if you were on a date at the theater but if you are setting solo at home, it isn’t as effective. Plus, if you’ve seen these types of movies enough you can pretty much guess the moments for each jump scare at this point.
None of the issues I have with the film are because of the cast. I happen to like the cast pretty well and I think going with the young cast added a bit of a new element to things. You have to watch and just wonder if we’re going to be seeing this movie that is R rated go all in and kill kids or not. But be warned, as far as deaths go in this one you won’t be finding a whole heck of a lot of them. What you do get is pretty good, but nothing you’d probably have hoped for all in all. The movie looks good none the less and probably does more to build up more movies for later on down the line than it does for the story in this movie. But it is what it is and a lot of people do seem to like this film a whole lot. I’m not as sold on it, but I encourage you to see for yourself.
– The Horror Continues
– Horror Shorts: Attic Panic and Coffer
– Director’s Commentary
– Directing Annabelle
– Deleted Scenes Featurette
Quality of Transfer: 100%