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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

Review:

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.

C-

12 comments:

  1. It's ironic that "The Last Exorcism" had a part 2, because it was the LAST. The Horror genre is my least favorite. However, I do like Psycho, Jaws and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979), although those are not exactly horror films in the modern sense.

    -James

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    1. I'm a horror fan but I know there's a lot of garbage out there too, a real shame because when it's done well it's great. Those are some great films all around James!

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  2. i didn't love the first one, but i did think ashley was strong in it. sad to hear it all kinda crumples even further in this one. looks as lame as you say.

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    1. She really tried the best she could but she's just not strong enough currently to carry an entire film.

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  3. Great review. I really loved The Last Exorcism and was so excited for the sequel. But I got to say I left the theater feeling disappointed. I think this movie brushed off the great elements of its predecessor and left us with a simply average horror movie. And I don't know if the world needs another possession movie.

    If you get the chance, check out my full review on my blog. I review Horror Movies and could always use more feedback.

    http://horrormoviemedication.blogspot.com/2013/03/click-here-for-spoiler-free-review-plot.html#Last

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    1. I agree and it just dismissed the baby she had at the end of the first one.

      Will do, thanks for reading!

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  4. Part 1 was ok but there was definitely no need for a sequel. Trailer and posters look horrible.
    I'm sure I'll watch it, but I don't exactly look forward to.

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    1. Don't expect too much Maynard because there isn't much there.

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    2. I have no idea why, but I actually enjoyed it more than the first one... O_o

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    3. Bell is worthwhile but I don't it let me down for some reason.

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  5. I never saw the first Last Exorcism so I doubt that I will see this one.

    It's a pity cause I quite like this type of horror!

    K :-)

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    1. First one is actually pretty good K expect for a stupid ending!

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