Exorcist 4 (2004)
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AKA: Exorcist: The Beginning
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Starring: Stellan Skarsgård (Father Lankester Merrin), Izabella Scorupco (Sarah), Julian Wadham (Major Granville), Andrew French (Chuma), James D’Arcy (Fr. Francis), Ralph Brown (Sergeant Major)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Horror, Gruesome, Insects-Small creatures
Plot – Spoilers:
Father Lankester Merrin during his ex-priest phase is an archaelogist and is sent to uncover the purpose of an ancient church that’s been excavated in Africa.
If people didn’t dig around, they wouldnt stumble upon shit seems to be the moral of this tale, as it turns out that the church was built at the spot where Lucifer fell from heaven.
Exorcist 4 is an attempt to explain the backstory to The Exorcist (1973).
Saw this just a few weeks ago on another movie site and must say that its weak as piss and in no way comparable to the original. Save 2 hrs of your life and watch something else rather than trawl through this piece of cinematic garbage.
Big Exorcist fan as you all may know..
This film is car to superior to the Dominion version.. it has a deeper story … It’s actually more believable and of course it’s not as good as the original or indeed the first version of legion BUT it has a great story and setting.
Some nice back story and some neat jumpy thrills … I like it .. I’m also that old I seen it on release in the cinema. . .
I reiterate, Dominion is slightly better than this one. So the list from best to worst goes:
The Exorcist (normal and director’s cut) = Very Good
Exorcist: The Heretic = Good
Dominion = Ok
Exorcist: The Beggining = Meh
The Exorcist 3 (Theatrical Cut) = Terrible
I haven’t watched the director’s cut from the exorcist 3 but it’s probably the same crap.
thought this was so much better than the first one – better acting, script, editing, cinematography, sound, narrative structure and much better use of the space within the frame – looking forward to 5