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Exorcist II: The Heretic
It's four years later... what does she remember?
Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?
Part of the birthday movie marathon! Movie #5
I don't know what kind of drugs they were taking when they filmed this fiasco but I sure could have used some to numb the sharp pain of disappointment that came over me while viewing it!
As a sequel to The Exorcist? - Yes, it's a dismal failure.
Viewed as a stand-alone, loopy, mystical/sci-fi/horror hybrid dragged along by a manic Richard Burton performance? - It's actually quite fun.
Somehow I missed out on(avoided...) seeing this until very recently, but finally got my opportunity to view it on the big screen as part of the BFI's John Boorman retrospective.
Seen in a Boorman context alongside the likes of 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz', it made a lot more sense to me than as a direct sequel to 'The Exorcist'.
I also think that my expectations had been dragged so low due to constant critical derision over the years, that anything - at least - watchable would've impressed somewhat.
What I found was a flawed, but entertaining oddity.
John Boorman makes a terrible sequel to the Exorcist but an excellent 'Italian' horror.
Satan has become an embarrassment to our progressive views.
Holy shit... what the hell is going on here? You get the feeling that director John Boorman and screenwriter William Goodhart never actually watched The Exorcist... or read the book... or the screenplay. Maybe someone told them what happens in the film, who heard it from someone else.
The film is stuck in this 1970s new age psychology which flies in the face of the original film that managed to feel steeped in old world mythology. I usually like it when a sequel or remake tries to do something different, but right from the start when Regan gets hypnotized and synced to her doctor... so they can share memories...…
Finally got around to seeing this much-maligned sequel to the Friedkin classic. Expectations were set to their lowest so this damp squib of a film could not anger me but its unfocused approach certainly was an effort to stay awake during.
It certainly makes me glad of all the good to great horror sequels we are getting now.
Sometimes a movie is so nonsensical, so embarrassingly diving off deep ends of logic that I am won back entirely by the nature of its existence as a mangled mutation, a sprawling massacre of potential mythology. In there are still some inspired visual flourishes. The guy falling off the cliff in off-putting slow motion is one of my favorite moments in anything. The movie is just so wrong on so many levels that I consume it as the true guiltiest of pleasures. I mean it, I truly feel guilty for enjoying it as much as I do. A good train wreck turns your head in the right way.
Decent film, it slows down on its way to the third act too much for me to give it a full pass but its not an unworthy sequel to the original classic.
Oh Lord. Or should I say, oh Satan.
The biggest sin committed by this turkey is that it's unbelievably boring and nonsensical. I can't even say that this is "so bad it's good." It's just too ponderously bad. I knew going in that this was a notorious flop but I at least expected to be entertained with the levels it would sink to. I wasn't. There's this feeling I had here that everyone involved gave up and stopped caring very early on in the pre-production process. This is an absolute misfire on every single level imaginable.
The plot, if there is one, has to do with Richard Burton's character being sent to investigate events which occurred in the first Exorcist…
Another silly movie that does not have anything to do with the original semi-masterpiece classic. This one is just a search for a devil in africa and jeabrish hocus pocus of names and develish creations...to be serious I have to agree with the imdb vote on this one...and dont forget the fucking insects plus the machine with the lights...holy fuck what a piece of garbage
Old review pretty much covers it… in short, for me it is always worth it for Linda Blair at her most beautiful, Ennio Morricone's theme for her character, and the autistic girl… and it really does have something amazing to say, I'm convinced. The blu-ray in the recently released "complete anthology" set isn't as sharp as I'd hoped, and seems to be yet another cut I haven't seen yet (I wish there was more background info on the different versions)… but it's still beautiful to behold the photography in HD. There's some amazing set design here, yet another reason I feel it's been unfairly put down too often.
"Does great goodness draw evil upon itself?"
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It might be better if you leave the sound and subtitles off.
First off, Boorman was cursed with an unduly bad script. The original film is openly offensive, savage, visceral and creepy; I can't think of a more shocking film up to that point in movie history. Exorcist II on the other hand, I'm not sure where the R rating came from, I don't even recall a character swearing not to mention the total lack of little girls bloodily masturbating with crucifixes. Beyond the scripts toothlessness though there's the problem that large swathes of this just don't make much sense. I found myself repeatedly making jumps in logic to explain tenuous character motivations and I felt a great deal of time was spent hammering in the bug stuff with almost no real satisfactory payoff theme-wise. Boorman concocted some good looking crazy here and there, but that's really the only thing in the pros column for this entry.
It started out bat shit crazy, then it got boring quick.
Every bit the boondoggle it's reported to be. The wonderful trailer makes it look like some 70s gonzo horror drug trip, and about 15 minutes of the movie are exactly that. The rest, unfortunately...
2 out of 5 (C)
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