I will say I was not horrified, scream, wet my pants or run from the theatre in terror…but I did close my eyes once or twice because something was obviously was going to POP up on the screen. I can’t stand that.
That being said, it wasn’t that bad. The movie sticks to the storyline: “A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.” The father is (John Winchester) Jeffrey Dean Morgan and the mom is The Closer herself, Kyra Sedgwick. Both of them do a pretty decent job as scared, divorced parents.
The girls, Madison Davenport and her possessed little sister Natasha Calis were both believable in their roles. However, I would like you to name one “popular is important, ugh whatever” high school cheerleader who would actually be disappointed if her dad didn’t come to see her cheer along with her cheer friends and jock crushes. Really?
Matisyahu plays a Jewish guy. Yes, that one. Do you know any other Matisyahus?
But seriously, how many more exorcism movies can we do? Because they’re all “based on a true story” you know. Person gets possessed, people die, someone religious exorcises it. The end. We get it.
THE POSSESSION is in theatres Aug. 31, 2012. It’s rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence and disturbing sequences. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes long.
So what do I think?
It’s not much movie for your money. Maybe rent it with some friends for a spooky Friday night, you know, if you’re into that kind of stuff.
What do you think?
Watch the trailer: