The Last Exorcism

Sunday, December 04 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

This, believe it or not, is a fairly good movie even though it’s not exactly my style of movie. The idea is that an exorcist, sort of a fire and brimstone preacher named Cotton Marcus, allows a film crew to follow him around to prove that exorcism is really fraudulent until he runs into Nell Sweetzer. The reason this movie works is because Patrick Fabian as Cotton Marcus is just very comfortable in his own skin and you absolutely do believe that this is a documentary, and the young woman who plays Nell Sweetzer is Ashley Bell and we don’t know if she’s faking it or not. I mean, it has enough twists and turns to keep you involved and it’s a surprisingly fun movie to watch. It’s made $40M on a $2M investment, so it will probably be one of those ones that will generate sequels. There are a couple of things that really don’t make any sense, but we don’t really care about that. Is Nell possessed or is she going through trauma?  What happens to Cotton? Basically, the idea is that if you’re looking to be scared, this is not a very scary film, thank goodness. It really is a fairly interesting movie. There you go. I’ll give it three stars.

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