Saturday, March 2, 2013
MOVIE REVIEW: THE LAST EXORCISM PART 2
Tormented Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) discovers her infernal nightmare is far from over while waging a desperate struggle against the forces of darkness. Shortly after the events of the first film, Nell is discovered deeply traumatized in rural Louisiana. Her recent past is a blur, but the one thing Nell knows is that her entire family has perished. Later, just as Nell tries to start a new life in New Orleans, the evil force that laid claim to her body returns with a hellish vengeance, and a diabolical agenda. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Cast: Ashley Bell, Spencer Treat Clark, Louis Herthum, Dave Jensen, Tarra Riggs, Muse Watson
Release Date: Mar 01, 2013
Rated R for horror violence, terror and brief language
Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
The Last Exorcism part 2 is a pretty terrible title for a movie especially an unneeded and mostly unwanted sequel. It’s not a terrible film by any stretch but at the same time it’s a very good one either. It’s in between living in the wasteland of mediocrity. Horror movie clichés abound throughout the majority of the runtime. Director Ed Gass-Donnelly, who’s wholly outside of his wheelhouse, relies on all these clichés and just runs with it. He does a decent job of taking advantage of the setting which gives the film the slightest spark but it’s mostly uninspired. Ashley Bell, who left a strong impression in the first film, returns in the lead with mixed results. Bell isn’t nearly strong enough on her own to carry the film. She has a tendency to oversell her character’s naivety had she played it more subtle it might have worked better. As a film it’s a forgettable if watch able experience.