Linda Cardellini is good in this, and perfectly plays the audience surrogate to what happens in this movie.
Raymond Cruz is a welcome addition to this cast, and gives this movie that extra oomph to make it better than it probably deserves to be.
The cinematography and camera work here is excellent.
Best thing about this movie are the jumpscare set pieces, and there are several of them. While there’s a predictability to them, I think they earn their jumpscares anyway, due to how effective and clever they were.
The demon-ghost character of La Llorona herself is hardly developed or interesting at all.
La Llorona in this is relegated to just be the plot device to provide the jumpscares for this movie. It’s a waste of her character.
Some have argued that this movie is also just cultural appropriation of a Latin American folklore legend.
While there are some smart things that the characters do, there are far more stupid things that they still do.
I like my Conjuring Universe movies to have that bit of feeling realistically grounded despite the supernatural elements, and this one fails at that in many ways.
There’s one particular scene, when one of the characters is doing the most incredibly stupid thing that I ever saw in the movie. I wanted to jeer at the screen for such a facepalm worthy scene.
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