aka The Exorcist 2, The Exorcist 2 – The Heretic, The Exorcist II
118 min., 1977
Written by William Goodhart
Directed by John Boorman
My rating: ★
A great pair of boobs can’t carry an entire movie.
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From the first movie we jump four years into the future. We meet Father Lamont (Richard Burton) who is trying to exorcise a demon from a South American healer. He then has to go and check out the death of Father Merrin. We then meet a more grown up Regan (Linda Blair). She is now better, but still is being monitored by Dr. Gene Tuskin (Louise Fletcher) at an institute. Then Father Lamont shows up and starts to stir up the bad memories in Regan’s head. You see, she doesn’t remember what happened, for the most part, in the first movie, but Mr. Priest doesn’t care about normal people and just does what he wants to help the church. This starts the whole ball of crap rolling.
First things first. Linda’s boobs are just great and a true sight of beauty. Sorry about that…no, no I’m not sorry, they are great! It seems that they are really the main focus of the movie with about a dozen scenes of her in tight tops and pretty much see-through clothes. Great filmmaking…I think.
Now the acting is just terrible in the movie. Well, it’s not really that bad. Linda Blair is actually pretty darn good. She is believable and is about the only actor to pull you into the movie, while everyone else just pushes you forcibly out the door of that world and back into reality.
The effects are crap! End of story! No more about this!
The first movie is about the suffering of a child and her mother, the loss of faith and the pure fight of good vs. evil. So what do I say about a movie that throws everything that was great about the first movie out the window and relies on hypnosis and locusts to scare the viewer? I don’t know? Maybe…fuck you! Having Father Lamont talk about how he rode on Pazuzu’s back and then a man lets out a roar like a lion, so Pazuzu runs away. Really? A hypnosis war? What? I’d rather have another enema than sit through this again. But then again, there are those wonderful boobs to drool over.Have You Read...?