Overall, the movie The Conjuring (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1457767/?ref_=nv_sr_1) is an okay movie. Sure, it has its scary moments that catch you off guard. It is more a psychological thriller overall than an adrenaline-pumping thriller like Freddy vs Jason.
There were some good things that I noticed during the showing. I thought that the use of makeup for the spirits was really good. That made them look like they are actually evil and out to get you. The use of camera movement gave the movie more of a dynamic feel to it. These camera movements allowed you to feel like you were actually taking part of the investigation, instead of just an innocent bystander.
However, there were a couple of things that I didn’t like in the movie. For instance, it was difficult to know when in time some parts of the movie actually took place. I didn’t know if some parts of the movie were a flashback, occurred in the present time of the movie, or were a flash forward. However, this was used to help give credit to the paranormal investigators by showing that they gave lectures to jam-packed auditoriums where everyone was interested in what they were saying and were eager to ask questions. Without showing these lectures, viewers wouldn’t know why Ed and Loraine Warren were so well-respected in the paranormal community or even how they were so knowledgeable in the field.
Another thing that confused me in the movie was the role that the evil looking doll played. I couldn’t figure out why it was important in the movie at all (it did help increase the creepiness factor after all). Maybe it was the force that was driving all the paranormal activity. Watching it more would help better understand it…