[BD Review] ‘The Last Exorcism Part II’ Boring Horror Loaded With Filler

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Since CBS Films wouldn’t screen the film for critics, Evan Dickson hit a midnight screening of Ed Gass-Donnelly’s The Last Exorcism Part II, now in theaters everywhere, in hopes of witnessing the last great exorcism. Instead, he felt duped by yet another snail-paced film jam-packed with filler.

Since this installment drops the POV approach I was actually kind of excited for the format shakeup here, stupidly thinking that maybe things would be sped along and an actual story would be told,” said Dickson in his review. “Nope! If anything, this new sequel breaks new ground in treading water, wasting time and general narrative inertia. It’s an almost Herculean feat of nothingness.

It’s sort of a shame, too, because he says Ashley Bell’s performance is pretty great: “Bell’s depiction of Nell is good enough to deserve a better movie. At one point I considered giving the film a pass on that merit alone” that was until he realized there were still 70 minutes left in the movie…

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  • djblack1313

    this looked awful. i’m not surprised by this review.

    • BabyJaneHudson

      Agreed – I enjoyed the cleverness of all but the last 15 minutes of the first film (charming characters, unique approach, clever twist and then the other twist…sigh). Looks like all the naturalism of the first has been replaced by bad, generic horror CGI.

      • ThunderDragoon

        So it’s even worse than the first? Yikes. Thanks, guys, you saved me some money.

      • EvilHead1981

        So, it’s kinda like Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 when compared to the first Blair Witch Project movie? Urgh!

  • Zombie-Killa

    The Last Exorcism Part II was SHIT. Boring, boring movie, and I noticed a few BIG plot holes, and they NEVER explained ANYTHING. “The demon is coming for you Nell!!!! And there’s nothing you can do about it!!!!”

    And they didn’t do anything, and the big exorcism scene at the end was so lame. Seriously, the story didn’t go anywhere, because we already know the demon is after Nell, and Part II had WAY too many unintentionally funny moments. Nell’s weird sexual antics were too awkward, and this movie wasn’t scary at all. I almost fell asleep three times.

    Dropping the POV/found-footage style of filmmaking really hurt this film, because the “realism” factor is just dead.

    A fucking terrible movie, and it’s the first time I’ve had regret for paying the $7.50 matinee. Luckily, I didn’t buy popcorn and soda today. lol. I actually liked part I, and I thought the first film was a nice surprise, but the follow-up is a shit-fest of boredom and silly back breaking convulsion scenes.

    0/10

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    Since ‘Stoker’ was not playing last night, I decided to see this as a last resort. Not expecting much since the first movie was so bad, I was actually surprised at how utterly HORRIBLE the sequel is in comparison. There are very few redeeming qualities about this movie (Ashley Bell and her amazing acting is the main one), but the rest of the film was slow, generic and downright poorly made. It was atrocious in every way possible and deserves to be forgotten.
    Also, is it just me, or where the black characters in the film really bad actors? Could they not get one black actor who actually had talent? For shame…

  • Canucklehead

    The only way to stop these is to stop seeing them.

    • Zombie-Killa

      True. That’s why I’m hoping Part II tanks at the box office, so they won’t have the desire to make Part III. Ashley Bell needs to move on to something else, and not be held down by this shit. That girl has talent.