Dir: Scott Derrikson
Written By: Scott Derrikson, Paul Harris Boardman
Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick, Sean Harris, Joel McHale
Running Time- 118 mins.
Brooklyn police officer, Ralph Sarchie (Bana), has to team up with a priest (Ramirez) in order to fight against the spree of demonic possession-based crimes that have been plaguing the city.
It is a gut reaction to be instantly cynical whenever presented with the words ‘inspired by real events’. Expectations of quality of scares are raised to unreachable heights as audiences are expected to believe the impossible. This bold statement might have held more credibility, if there wasn’t the overbearing sense of having seen almost everything that this film presents a hundred times before.
The basis for the possession in the film stems from a discovered tomb in Iraq. There is the formation of an unlikely duo of a policeman teaming up with a boxing, troubled priest to solve a slew of demonic crimes that will test their faith. What few uninteresting little extras that are dashed on top of the threadbare narrative feel like the … Continue reading