365 Day Movie Challenge: Day 8

Exorcist 2 The Heretic

EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC, Directed by John Boorman, Starring Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow, James Earl Jones

I sat down to write about watching American Graffiti… and then I realized I had completely blanked about watching this.

So, this article is a few weeks late. For that I apologize. Mildly. Life happens, and so, movies can’t always be watched. But enough with that.

This movie is boring.

Boring.

Exorcist 2 The Heretic Linda Blair

This is Linda Blair. She is honestly the only appealing thing about watching Exorcist II: The Heretic. Her acting is great, and you buy the progression of her from the original to this film.

And it’s almost like John Boorman had a psychic revelation and predicted the Star Wars prequels. He gives reason to Regan’s possession in the first film. He Anakin Skywalker’s her, if I have to get down to brass tacks. He takes everything that legitimately makes the first Exorcist film scary, and craps all over it.

And it’s boring.

This was a slog of a f**king movie to make it through.

And I still have Damien: Omen II to write about…

I honestly want to write more about the film. I almost have a feeling that someone will take me to task for not going the extra mile. But it’s not worth it. Sure, this is a Boorman film, so it’s well shot. But that is all it has going for.

Sorry.

RECOMMENDATION: AVOID

One Comment Add yours

  1. Joe Richards says:

    I have watched it exactly once. There are those who count it as brilliant. I do not. I agree with your synopsis. Perhaps some day I will try to view it again. Then again, maybe not.

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