Did the Power of the Christ Compel You?
2 / 5
Directed by David Gordon Green.
When two girls disappear into the woods and return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, the father of one girl seeks out Chris MacNeil, who's been forever altered by what happened to her daughter fifty years ago.
The Exorcist is one of horror's finest achievements.
The Exorcist: Believer is one of horror's biggest wasted potential.
There have been multiple attempts to recreate the magic of the original Exorcist across the genre and even within its own franchise. This modern sequel/reboot arrives from the team that revived and then immediately burnt the Halloween franchise to the ground. For The Exorcist they skipped any attempts of breathing new life into the series, instead delivering a rushed and forgettable film that acts as a lazy modern horror as well as an insult to the original film's legacy.
The exorcism that we were all waiting for is by far the highlight of the film but even then feels disappointing as you realise its intentions are building towards a potential next instalment that no one is asking for.
The Exorcist: Believer could have been great but was given to the wrong team who seemingly do not understand what made the original so impactful, watering it down until it becomes unrecognisable.