Cast : Annabelle, Ward horton, Tony Ames, Alfred wood and others.
Directed by : John R Leonetti.
Language : English.
Genre : Horror.
Release date : 10th October 2014.
Rating : 1.5/5.
Music : Jospeh Bishara.
Bottom Line : Failed to live up to expectations.
Plot : Mia (Annabelle) and John Gorton (Ward Horton) are married couple. John wants to give suprise gift to his expectant wife. He buys a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. As soon as dolls lands in home, They start to experience eerie things. What are those things? How the couple deal with it? Are main parts of the story.
Annabelle has been one of the most anticipated films of 2014. After the huge success of The Conjuring,which many consider to be a horror movie great, audience thought that surely Annabelle would live up to that expectation. What the viewers didn’t realize is that it has a different director and different writers, which makes it almost completely different from the movie it spawned from. The settings felt authentic, the music was fitting, and the overall look of the film was nice. The camera-work was a little too shaky for my liking, which took me out of the moment a couple of times. Overall, the technical aspects were pretty sound. Annabelle just failed in the most important aspects of all. It’s not a very scary film. The screenplay sucked all of the potential out of the film. Production standards are upto the mark.
The acting was fine. Annabelle Wallis gave a decent performance as Mia. It’s not her fault that the character didn’t have much to her except that she’s a loving wife and mother. I felt Ward Horton’s performance as fake and preachy. The saving grace of the characters was Evelyn, played by Alfre Woodard. She was a simple secondary character, used to push the story along and provide a neat and tidy conclusion for the film. They could have done so much more with her. She was the only person of interest in the film. Rest of the cast are okay.
However, Annabelle has failed to live upto the expectations. It’s a simple, lame horror film.