"Annabelle Comes Home" "Conjuring" franchise demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) wisely get out of this suspenseless
, unoriginal horror prequel early, leaving their 10-year-old daughter (Mckenna Grace) to deal with an inept teen babysitter and a demon-infested doll.
The liberal opposition candidate who did run--notorious TV personality Ksenia Sobchak, an ex-reality show host sometimes dubbed the "Russian Paris Hilton"--was almost certainly a Kremlin pick, intended not only to maintain the pretense of a "real" election but to add a bit of excitement to the suspenseless
An overly long final confrontation is suspenseless
, and that's because the filmmakers haven't bothered to give McCall any vulnerability whatsoever.
"They" takes the premise of Stephen King's "It," borrows a bit from David Twohy's "Pitch Black" and incorporates the suspenseless
subway car finale of Guillermo Del Toro's "Mimic," while never making much internal sense.
So it was rather unfair of me, while on that journey, to dismiss What Lies Beneath as a suspenseless
, unthrilling drama.