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Review – The Last Exorcism: Part 2
June 7, 2013
The Last Exorcism: Part 2 picks up where the first left us, but with more style and elegance that any true classic horror and thriller genre fan will appreciate. The fact is that almost half of Americans really do believe in possessions being real and a lot of exorcisms are still performed to this day; perhaps a reason why films about this theme are so popular.
Nell Sweetzer is the only survivor after the events of the semi-documentary style film that started the story and has to try starting a normal life again. This time she feels that her being out of her mind with hallucinations and very vivid imagination fueled by strong religious beliefs is not real so she fights all the signs that something is underfoot. The Last Exorcism Part 2 lets us see the aftermath through her eyes and it becomes hard to ignore signs pointing in the direction of evil approaching. The film’s plot dynamic changes to show us what lies under the obsessive nature of the demon’s pursuit of Nell.
On the technical side of things, I enjoyed how the suspense and music had the perfect timing to create the effect intended in the audience, because even the predictable shots had an element of surprise. The production sustained elegance that makes this film reach even those that don’t particularly like the genre. So although there were a couple moments that should have been left out, it felt like the start of a new storyline for a journey this new self-empowered and coming of age woman is facing in the conclusion of these events.
The Last Exorcism: Part 2 is out now in cinemas