Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Next-To-Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism is getting a sequel. It doesn't need a sequel. It really doesn't need a sequel. Part of the reason it's a good movie is that it actually fucking ends. But it did well, so of course it's getting a sequel because heavens fucking forfend a movie be good and left to stand on its own. For fuck's sake.

That said, they've done at least one thing right: It isn't a found-footage movie. The first movie wasn't really about the girl who was possessed, it was about the guy doing the exorcism. Trying to find a whole new reason for someone to be lugging around a camera everywhere filming this poor girl would just be insulting. So that's something. Also, I gotta admit, the trailer looks pretty good.

Don't get me wrong - not every sequel has to suck. But the reasoning that leads to them and the priorities underlying the production of so many of them mean that yeah, more often than not, they're going to suck.

I really hope this one doesn't suck.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the first one as well (to my surprise). The trailer looks like the second one will be entertaining but totally unnecessary.