‘The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It’ is very close to being released in cinemas in Mexico and the world, so the first reviews have arrived and are mixed, but they agree that it is not the best film in the saga.
We are just a few hours away from the theatrical release in Mexico of The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It, the long-awaited installment that brings back Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) as protagonists of a story and which now has a radical turn, since not everything is exorcisms or sudden appearances of diabolical beings, but there are also crimes that are brought to legal proceedings for demonic possession as a defense, like the one that is discussed in this film. The first reviews have come out about it and they really are mixed: some are satisfied with the work of director Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona), while others simply did not enjoy the experience. Take a look at what they are saying:
Owen Gleiberman – Variety: “Spell 3: The Devil Made Me Do It less scary than its predecessors, but what I found unintentionally amusing is that as the identity of the perpetrator comes to the fore, the culprit is shown exactly as … another demon! Annabelle, the nun, the devil, the face in the mirror: In a movie of The Conjuring, the forces of blasphemous evil are presented as ‘real’, but they seem as real as the exhibits in a fun house or, in this case, a not so fun house ”.
Robert Daniels – The Playlist: “The aspect of Satanism lacks sufficient dread because the mystery is so solvable, the emotional reasoning is so subtly outlined. The whole process has an air too inevitable. To the point where the dramatically inert specter of Ed’s ill health and Lorraine’s conflictual invulnerable vulnerability makes the final showdown, in a generically used Satanist lair, boring. The whole movie leaves you yearning for less research and more investment in the contours of the hidden premise. “
Brian Truitt – USA Today: “’The Devil’ takes the haunted house series and turns it into a supernatural detective thriller, offering less chills overall, but enough of a welcome showcase for Farmiga ”.
Carlos Aguilar – The Wrap: “In The devil made me do itFortunately, the most shocking scenes demonstrate the grotesque effects of the curse at play on the human body. Arne’s body writhing in midair is far more nightmare inducing than a pristine digital monster.
Kate Erbland – IndieWire: “A bunch of clever scares pop up, including a flashback involving little David and a very, very wicked waterbed. However, the chilling slow-burn sequences that made the first two movies so scary are gone, replaced by procedure and confusing mythology. Bring back the creepy doll, at least she has a clear motivation! “
Mae Abdulbaki – Screen Rant: “Spell 3: The Devil Made Me Do It it is undoubtedly a strong sequel. James Wan did a great job with the first two films and Chaves capitalizes on the already established relationships and world, while adding his own horror style and angles. This updates the franchise and at the same time goes back to basics by focusing on the Warrens and their case work in later years. The movie is chilling, balances its truly terrifying horror with a lot of heart, advances Warren’s story and gives audiences a change of pace from their usual cases. “
Eric Eisenberg – Cinema Blend: “Between the ups and downs of this franchise, Spell 3: The Devil Made Me Do It It is an intermediate release that does not reach the highs of its direct predecessors, but is considerably better than some of the spin-offs. In many ways, it is a far-reaching circumstance that is beyond comprehension, particularly as it dances around the sensitivity required when it comes to a story involving an actual murder, but is delivered rightly with scares and features excellent work from its stars. ” .
Thus, the criticisms of Spell 3: The Devil Made Me Do It agree that obviously we are not facing the best of the franchise of The spell; there is a twist in the story that makes it different from the two previous installments, although not everyone agrees that it is a success and this probably generates a division of opinions among the public as well. Remember that the film opens in theaters in Mexico tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.