Movie Review: Two Thriller Movies I Watched Last Weekend

This long weekend has completely been occupied around the family. The siblings and I chose to hang out watching movies, which we less often (unfortunately due to our unmatchable schedules and routines). So, basically after mutual consent, we all got to watch two movies for the sake of some good time. Like every other undecided plan on my bucket list, it also happened at the snap of a finger. I am saying so because what I just managed to consume was totally not my things. Still yet, I am alive shamelessly.

Here I just rundown on them without a bit of delay anymore.

Show: Jigsaw (2017)

Genre: Mystery/Crime

Duration: 1h 32m

IMDb: 5.9/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 34%

What is it about? Basically, it is a franchise of the long-running series “Saw” (which I never had the chance to watch but this one). So the storyline covers the similar theme as its previous feature films where a serial killer puts his victims in the multiple elaborated traps of death (I just peeped into the reviews of previous sequels). He gives each player different opportunities to overcome their worst instinct for making an escape from it. Meanwhile, an edgy police officer and a forensic pathologist with his Jigsaw-obsessed assistant try to piece together different clues for the sake of finding out where these victims actually are, and if Jigsaw is really alive.

Spoiler: There are many, but I’d stay quiet and be nice to you.

Verdict: Well, I never chose to watch it myself. But since I just saw a glimpse of the trailer, it made me fall for it. But still, there were parts where I could hardly get through as a matter of the fact that neither did I watch any formerly featured films nor I was connected to them. Everything apart, the overall plot is pretty susceptive. And if you are into such barbaric content, go for it.

Am I Giving it Another Watch? Absolutely, no.

You can play its trailer on YouTube as below.

Show: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Duration: 2h 14m

IMDb: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%

What is it about? Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, two paranormal investigators, sits with the Lutz family in the cursed Amityville home who claims to experience some mystic phenomena there. To deep dig these consequences, the Warrens conduct a séance that makes Lorraine have a vision where she sees herself at the place of Ronald DeFeo Jr. who murders his entire family (including parents and siblings). The event actually occurred a year ago, in 1975. At last, she encounters a demon attempting to a man dying. Right then, she screams out of fear and Ed pulls her out of it to comfort.

It is Enfield, England, 1977. Peggy Hodgson, being a single parent of four, is suffered from some fiscal hardships raising her children. Simultaneously, she senses something evil in her home when her younger daughter Janet Hodgson starts off sleepwalking and claims to have talks with the spirit of an old man who’s 72 years of age. And after her immediate call for help, Ed and Lorraine show up. Now the plot thickens here. The investigators team up with other researchers named Maurice Grosse and Anita Gregory with a news crew to see if it is a hoax. Though some strange events are witnessed, they still fail to prove them to be true, for which they have to leave eventually. Lorraine Warren, on her way back home, gets to know (by a vision) that an evil has besieged the girl (Janet Hodgson), in actual.

Spoiler: I don’t want you to hate me. So, no.

Verdict: When you are up to a James Wan film, get ready for some poltergeist infested supernatural activities. The movie is a complete spin-off so you don’t have to worry if the predecessor sequel is still on the watch list (like me). What I found the most gratifying is its striking cinematography and life-shattering frights that barely let you take a breather. Totally a must-watch that is worth your time and money.

Am I Giving it Another Watch? Yes. Because, why not?

As per facts, the film is based on a true story.

You can play its trailer on YouTube as below.

Peace out.

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