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}}'''''The Curse of La Llorona''''' (also known as '''''The Curse of the Weeping Woman''''' in some markets) is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. It is the sixth installment in The Conjuring Universe and is based on the Mexican folklore of the same name. The film was produced by James Wan through his Atomic Monster Productions banner. ''The Curse of La Llorona'' premiered at South by Southwest on March 15, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on April 19, 2019.
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'''''The Curse of La Llorona''''' (also known as '''''The Curse of the Weeping Woman''''' in some markets) is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. It is the sixth installment in The Conjuring Universe and is based on the Mexican folklore of the same name. The film was produced by James Wan through his Atomic Monster Productions banner. ''The Curse of La Llorona'' premiered at South by Southwest on March 15, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on April 19, 2019.
   
 
==Plot==
 
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# '''Plot hole:''' If La Llorona is a Mexican urban legend, what is she doing in 1970s Los Angeles? Just other than the main characters are Mexican in a Spanish name American city?
 
# '''Plot hole:''' If La Llorona is a Mexican urban legend, what is she doing in 1970s Los Angeles? Just other than the main characters are Mexican in a Spanish name American city?
 
# The film tries to build up tension in some scenes but ends up being dull, and it's just ruined with a jump-scare.
 
# The film tries to build up tension in some scenes but ends up being dull, and it's just ruined with a jump-scare.
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# Patricia Alvarez is a rather unlikable character as she blamed Anna for taking her sons and she had tried to stop the malevolent force of "La Llorona." at all.
   
 
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== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
''The Curse of La Llorona'' received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences, with criticism aimed at its reliance on jump scares. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 29% based on 177 reviews, with an average rating of 4.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Content to coast on jump scares rather than tap into its story's creepy potential, ''The Curse of La Llorona'' arrives in theaters already broken." At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars and a "definite recommend" of 48%.
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''The Curse of La Llorona'' received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences, with criticism aimed at its reliance on jump scares. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 29% based on 177 reviews, with an average rating of 4.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Content to coast on jump scares rather than tap into its story's creepy potential, ''The Curse of La Llorona'' arrives in theaters already broken.". At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars and a "definite recommend" of 48%.
   
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
*A movie theater accidentally played this movie during a Detective Pikachu showing.
 
*A movie theater accidentally played this movie during a Detective Pikachu showing.
*The cartoon show "''Scooby-Doo!''" makes the cameo appearance.
 
   
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==

Latest revision as of 03:12, 23 February 2021

The Curse of La Llorona
The curse of la llorona poster.jpg
What's the point of being part of The Conjuring Universe if there is no Warrens at all?
Genre: Horror
Drama
Suspense
Directed By: Michael Chaves
Written By: Mikki Daughtry
Tobias Iaconis
Starring: Linda Cardellini
Raymond Cruz
Patricia Velasquez
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: March 15, 2019 (SXSW)
April 19, 2019 (United States)
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Spanish
Budget: $9 million
Box Office: $123.1 million
Franchise: The Conjuring Universe
Prequel: The Nun
Annabelle Comes Home
Sequel: Annabelle Comes Home (by release date)
The Conjuring 2 (chronologically)


The Curse of La Llorona (also known as The Curse of the Weeping Woman in some markets) is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves. It is the sixth installment in The Conjuring Universe and is based on the Mexican folklore of the same name. The film was produced by James Wan through his Atomic Monster Productions banner. The Curse of La Llorona premiered at South by Southwest on March 15, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on April 19, 2019.

Plot

In 1970s Los Angeles, the legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night -- and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother, a social worker and her own kids are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope of surviving La Llorona's deadly wrath is a disillusioned priest who practices mysticism to keep evil at bay.

Bad Qualities

  1. The story is heavily derivative of other films from the Conjuring Universe. It's basically a run-of-the-mill horror film.
  2. Despite being part of the Conjuring Universe, it has no connections with the Warrens at all.
    • Also, there is no reason for La Llorona to be in the franchise since she's never appeared in any of the previous movies in the franchise. Also, what does she have to do with the Conjuring?
  3. A very flat plot that relies on clichés.
  4. The film is a jump scare-fest, which is the same problem from the previous film, The Nun.
  5. We see La Llorona way too much to the point where she's not scary anymore.
  6. Poor acting at certain times.
  7. If the boy didn't try to be nosy and go outside, he wouldn't have encountered La Llorona and none of this would've happened.
  8. La Llorona's design is just a rehash of Valak from The Conjuring 2.
    • Speaking of which, much like Freddy in Freddy's Dead, she is given powers that are not present in the original legend.
  9. Plot hole: If La Llorona is a Mexican urban legend, what is she doing in 1970s Los Angeles? Just other than the main characters are Mexican in a Spanish name American city?
  10. The film tries to build up tension in some scenes but ends up being dull, and it's just ruined with a jump-scare.
  11. Patricia Alvarez is a rather unlikable character as she blamed Anna for taking her sons and she had tried to stop the malevolent force of "La Llorona." at all.

Good Qualities

  1. It is interesting to see a story about La Llorona, despite not mixing with the franchise very well.
  2. Decent visual effects.
  3. La Llorona has a creepy character design, despite being derivative of Valak.
  4. The film would've worked better if it not been part of the Conjuring Universe.
  5. The umbrella scene was pretty scary.
  6. Linda Cardellini gives off a good performance.
  7. Great soundtrack by Joseph Bishara.

Reception

The Curse of La Llorona received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences, with criticism aimed at its reliance on jump scares. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 29% based on 177 reviews, with an average rating of 4.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Content to coast on jump scares rather than tap into its story's creepy potential, The Curse of La Llorona arrives in theaters already broken.". At Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it 2.5 out of 5 stars and a "definite recommend" of 48%.

Videos

Trivia

  • A movie theater accidentally played this movie during a Detective Pikachu showing.

External Links

Comments


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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 2
The Curse of La Llorona 2: Deported Back.
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 2

You know what's scarier than La Llorona?


La Chancla.
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 2

She wants your children

So her name is Karen. Isn't it?
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 0

You know what's scarier?


La Migra.
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 0

La Llorona's Mexican. Lives in Los Angeles.


La Llorona crossed Trump's border.
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 0

You know what's scarier than La Llorona?


Mi mama.
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 0
You know you're Mexican when your parents used to scare you with La Llorona.
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 0
La Llorona's moved up in the world since her Visa got approved.
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 0
Have you heard of La Y E R O N A ?
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 0

She protecc she attacc but most importantly...



She want her dead sons bacc
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Kano 2

7 months ago
Score 0
If you want a good horror movie based on the La Llorona legend, then just go watch Mama, a much better movie that is also directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
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Dragos133

7 months ago
Score 0
This is easily one of the most forgettable movies of 2019.

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