What frustrates me about horror movies is that the idea, the concept is sound. The idea that the Vatican would keep a repository of instances of the Devil on earth seems reasonable. To make a movie about it also seems reasonable. To make this movie leaves me wondering what intern dropped the ball on getting the writer a latte at the right time or what. This movie was lazy in every sense of the word. The situations were tired and overused and there was not one original element in it. If you saw The Last Exorcism, you’ve basically seen parts of this movie, as well as any other exorcist-themed movie. I feel embarrassed for Hollywood.
On a related note, Dougray Scott, are you really lamenting missing out on X-men right now? I mean, he was in line to play Wolverine if not for Mission Impossible 2. Looking back now, I bet he is regretting that choice every millisecond, more so if he sees the amazing success Hugh Jackman has had. Really, don’t we all remember the Drew Barrymore movie we were introduced to Scott in, Ever After. I feel sad for Dougray Scott, even if he’s certainly making more money than me. This movie was an embarrassment and he should never have been in it.