Over the weekend, I got bored and decided to check out “The Nun.” You’ve probably seen the commercials for it all over TV and YouTube. It’s been well advertised. It’s the latest edition in “The Conjuring” film series, which are a set of films based on supposedly true events.

As a younger person, I used to love horror films. There was something enchanting about the suspense. Unfortunately, as an adult, the “magic” of scary movies has worn off. It’s been a long time since I’ve actually been scared by a movie.

I can’t tell if it’s because I’m an adult or because there just aren’t well written horror films anymore. Personally, I thought the commercials for this movie looked really cool. I had high hopes for it. However, I regret to inform you that I was sorely disappointed. Without giving too much away, the plot was so predictable it was painful.

It’s more or less a retelling of “The Exorcist.” Basic good vs. evil – God vs. Satan – priest vs. demon story. Nothing special. The only redeeming quality of the film is the visual aesthetic. The “scary” portions of the film do look cool, but that’s about all it has going for it.

I honestly think this film would be much more frightening as a silent film. When it’s released on DVD and Blue Ray in a few months, I intend on buying it so I can mute the volume and watch it by myself with the lights off.

I have a feeling that will help the scare factor quite a bit. But as it stands, I’m pretty disappointed with this film. I give it a 3 out of 10. You can be the judge yourself though. Catch viewings of “The Nun” at Marcus Parkwood Cinema in Waite Park right now.

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