This is the first movie in the trilogy highlighting Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, not directed by James Wan. This time is Michael Chaves, who earlier ran the “The Curse of La Llorona,” another chapter of the “Conjuring” story.
Chaves gets a considerably better exhibition for his filmmaking expertise in the style, from the screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to Wilson and Farmiga’s appeal and dignity as their religiously strong personalities.
The film is based on the 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, the first American to claim satanic possession as his motivation for killing. The film called “The Devil Made Me Do It” starts okay enough.
Ed and Lorraine proceed with a dull old crime they think to be religiously related to the most recent crime on their long-drawn and convoluted path.
Lorraine is also a mystic and goes into lively dazes in which she sees past experiences. The weak Farmiga, burdened with a cockamamie script, is phenomenally consistently incredible in these films.
Let’s check out some reviews of “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”-
- Although director Michael Chaves applies the actual case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson (O’Connor), some dramatic decisions were taken, and specific episodes moved around to entertain followers of this style.
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do- doesn’t match its predecessors’ trends but is still reasonable than some of the spin-offs.
- Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are as exciting and promising as ever, but the latest movie in the demonic franchise is disordered, pompous, and just not effective.
- While the anecdotal advancements purportedly are composites of original communications Lorraine Warren had over the years, the pile-up of paranormal crime grows numbingly absurd.
- The Conjuring series has forever been the best this world had to give, and part 3 is no different. The two leads, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, have always tied the movie with their original husband and wife, providing the series with a lot of emotion and love, which is unheard of in horror narratives nowadays. Their chemistry and heart mainly take this trilogy, and anytime they are on screen, it’s a joy to watch. This was true to Annabelle 3 as well, where their minor appearance did all the change to make that movie a better movie than it was.
- As expected, the fear factor is well managed through parts 1 and 2 might be more terrifying, which is, of course, not an error of this movie.
- Anyway, this is a different top-class Conjuring film and apparently one of the rare franchises out there that achieves so much due to the fantastic tales within the case records of Warrens. Note to all that this can be felt differently if we watch it in a theatre.
Overall, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” has mixed reviews. But, I like the film’s plot, and the way the director put everything in a line and the impeccable acting by the whole cast.