- The audience score for The Nun 2 on Rotten Tomatoes is much higher than the original, showing that fans find it better and scarier.
- The success and positive reactions of The Nun 2 suggest that another installment in the Conjuring Universe is likely.
- The post-credits scene in The Nun 2 hints at a possible crossover with the Conjuring series, sparking speculation among viewers.
Audience scores for The Nun 2 are a huge improvement from those of the original Conjuring prequel. Directed by Michael Chaves, the film follows Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga) as she seeks to help Maurice (Jonas Bloquet), who is affected by the events of the first film, and prevent the demon Valak from spreading any more evil. In addition to Farmiga and Bloquet, the Nun 2 cast includes Storm Reid, Anna Popplewell, Katelyn Rose Downey, and Bonnie Aarons as the titular villain. While the movie had a weaker box office debut compared to its predecessor, it still boasts impressive numbers and has garnered positive reactions from critics and audiences alike.
When it comes to Rotten Tomatoes, the audience score for The Nun 2 reveals that fans of The Conjuring Universe enjoy this film more than the 2018 installment. It currently holds a 74% rating, a vast improvement over The Nun‘s 35%, and the general thought seems to be that it’s not only better, but scarier.
What The Nun 2’s Audience Scores Mean For Its Future
Overall, The Nun 2 appears to be a step in the right direction for this particular branch of The Conjuring Universe, having earned a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, a far better rating than the 24% given to the first film. The franchise, which focuses on paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, and some of the demonic entities they made contact with, including Valak, continues to find success at the box office as well. Considering The Nun 2 has already crossed $100 million worldwide, and that audience reactions are positive, another installment seems likely.
The ending of the first movie tied into something formerly teased in The Conjuring, revealing that Maurice was possessed and that he was the one who gave Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) visions of Valak during an exorcism. That conclusion also led to The Nun 2, where Sister Irene finds herself in France, fighting the same demon once again. In a Nun 2 post-credits scene, audiences saw Ed and Lorraine, suggesting that there may be more Conjuring movies on the way, and causing some to question if the two series will cross over.
Chaves previously explained how test screenings impacted The Nun 2, noting that audiences were interested in more blood. Any changes made to the movie based on that feedback could be why many viewers enjoyed the latest entry. Those excited by The Nun 2 are likely also eager to find out what happens next, and how might Valak return, but there are currently no updates regarding a third film.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes