Review of “The Nun”
Note this review is opinion-based. Your opinion may differ.
The long-awaited horror movie, but did it meet our expectations? Her cameos in the Conjuring sequel and Annabelle made audience curious about her character and background.
My Reaction After Watching ‘The Nun”
I am a big fan of the Conjuring Universe, and seeing the Nun as a cameo in the Conjuring sequels I expected a horror movie that would scare me. Honestly, it was not worth watching and wasting money on. However, instead of being scared I was laughing throughout the movie (I know, annoying for the other viewers). I couldn’t help it, the movie had so many clips which were reminded me of other movies (according to me). Plus it was so predictable. It was more of a zombie movie combined with the movie “Slither” with a little pinch of horror.
Background Of The Movie
The movies take place in Romania in the year 1952. It commences with the death of two nuns in the Cârța Monastery. The Nun a.k.a the demon “Valak” killed the first nun, and the second committed suicide so that the demon does not manifest her. Frenchie, who provides supplies to the nuns found the boy of the second nun. Father Burke and Sister Irene were appointed to investigate the death accompanied by Frenchie.
Things you need to know about the movie in order to understand my theory:
- Sister Irene had various visions since she was a little girl. At the end of each vision, there is one message “Mary points the way.”
- Father Burke talks about a boy with visions and was possessed. Unfortunately, the boy died during the exorcism.
- Frenchie is actually Maurice who was in the footage of the Warrens in Conjuring 1. The same guy from whom Lorraine got the visions of Ed dying.
- Irene had believed that there were nuns in the Abbey. However, in the end, she found out she was just having visions. The other nuns had died a long time ago.
- Irene becomes a nun before commencing the process of trapping the demon
According to my point of view “Valak” also known as ‘The Nun” by many, was the one controlling Sister Irene’s visions. The entire plot is like a bucket list for the demon. A hint for me was when Father Burke mentions a similar case as Sister Irene regarding the visions. However, the boy was possessed physically. However, could it be that Sister Irene was used as a puppet to fulfill the demands of the demon (Mental possession, if that is a thing)? The 3 main leads played as the stepping stone for the demon.
Why would I state her visions as the plot of the devil? (WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD)
Because her vision led to the freedom of the devil. The demon played a game with them by making them believe that the there were other nuns in the abbey. This lie leads to Sister Irene taking it as a sign to stop the evil, but that was not the case. This is where the vision of Sister Irene plays its part. They find a statue of Mary which points to a secret passage leading to “The Nun”, and the blood of Christ.
They end up at the place Valak wants them to and it then posses Sister Irene. However, Frenchie uses the blood of Christ to save Irene. But here is the plot twist, Valak enters Frenchie who is later revealed to be Maurice and is set free from the abbey. But Irene and Burke think that the demon is gone for good.
In conclusion, who won? Valak! Who were the fools to think the visions were helpful? Sister Irene and Father Burke. Do I think my theory is flawed? Maybe?