We're a couple days behind on this one. But here's our warning about this evil doll named Annabelle.
|"Awww honey! Look at the|
cute little demon doll. Can
I have her?"
This thing is a train wreck right from the get go. Within the first 30 minutes, we’re introduced to multiple subplots tacked on to our main story line that serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever. We’re meeting characters and learning about them even though they're completely disconnected from everything else going on. There are plot holes galore and it feels as if someone drunkenly pieced this script together while telling ghost stories around a bonfire. I mean, this writing is a total mess. The film would make more sense with no dialogue at all. I’m not even sure if I can blame our cast for the cheesy, straight to DVD acting. With a couple recognizable names like Brian Howe and Alfre Woodard delivering terribly lackluster performances, it becomes much more apparent that the dreadful script is to blame for the sub-par acting.
|"Okay. Staring contest?! I think|
I know who's gonna win!!"
From a production standpoint, this is a nice film. Outside of that, we are sucked down a black hole of messy writing and cliché after cliché. With so many other solid major releases out such as Oculus, As Above, So Below and Sinister, Annabelle can go back to the toy chest for good. Call me when the Conjuring sequel is ready to go.