As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Stars: Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, and Spencer Treat Clark
Directed by: Ed Gass-Donnelly
Written by: Damien Chazelle, and Ed Gass-Donnelly
Let me start by saying I wasn't a fan of the original. It just wasn't as scary as they made it seem, especially after giving away everything in the previews. It seemed like they saved most of the action for the end of the movie. Speaking of the ending, the sudden conclusion didn't do much for me either. However, the story and acting weren’t too bad, and it was a good attempt at a found footage movie.
With that said, making a sequel just didn’t seem necessary. After watching the sequel, it proved me right. Nothing happens that is so important that audiences have to see it. The story is pretty simple. Nell (Ashley Bell) thinks she's getting over the events of the first movie when the demon once again returns, and tries to reunite with her.
If you are thinking this is where I begin to rip into this movie, you might be surprised. While it's a simple story that really didn't need to be told, I didn't hate the movie. Nor would I say it's a blockbuster either. I guess you could call it just another movie.
One thing that I liked about this one more than the original is that it at least tries to scare the audience. They try a lot of scare scenes, which may or may not work on the audience. At least they try, and the scares are better than any of the weak attempts in the original. It just isn't about how many different ways the girl can bend her body.
Besides the scares, the movie just heads to the eventual exorcism. Again proving that this movie didn’t need to be made. The acting isn't terrible, so it's bearable getting there. The exorcism is kind of weak mostly because she has some people do it that aren't ready for the real thing. Oh, and the scariest part of the exorcism was once again shown in the previews. They will never learn!
With the big sudden conclusion to the original, I was curious at what they would come up with this time. It’s actually a little surprising the way the movie ends. I don't want to give it away, but it certainly didn't end like most exorcism movies. If you told me it's a stupid ending, I wouldn’t argue with that either. It’s truly weird, and for the third time proves that this movie didn’t need to be made.
Sometimes I can’t wait for sequels, but “The Last Exorcism 2” wasn’t one of them. I’m sure those who loved the original were extremely let down by this one. It really is just another movie. The story is simple, the acting isn’t too bad, there are some decent scare attempts, and everything leads to the exorcism once again. At least this time it really might be the “last” exorcism! With that said, I give this movie 2 pools of blood.