Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Last Exorcism Part 2: Bending Over To Impress

The trailer for The Last Exorcism Part 2 has dropped.... AND HERE IT IS:

Ain't half bad, is it? And this is coming from someone who was really disappointed by the first installment. Well, I should say first PART. That word is a nice way to get around such a definitive title as The LAST Exorcism. 

The obvious talking point here is that the film abandons the found footage angle and instead goes for the slick approach, which seems like it will be in its benefit. An awful lot of found footage franchises abandon the gimmick once they get their toes in the water, so this probably won't be too big a deal.

The first film also had a brilliant trailer, and was a complete let down, and I can almost feel this one shooting its load in the foreplay (that may be the creepiest way to describe showing too much in the trailer ever... you're welcome). I could be crazy, but this films central plot, the girl who was 'possessed' in the first film is being pursued by demons as she tries to move on with life, seems to contradict the first films ending, but then again, everyone felt cheated by The Last Exorcism's ending (this was before the days of The Devil Inside, back when we didn't know how lucky we were to have a final act). There are very few returning names here, including new director and writer, so this very well could be a cash-in with loose ties to the first film. Time will tell. Anyway, the poster is cool.

As with the first one, I have high hopes, but as they say; once bitten, twice shy.

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