Is Hollywood serious?
Another exorcism movie?
“The Last Exorcism” hits theaters today. I don’t plan on seeing the film, because I’ve grown tired of movies that take my mind to bad places and then leaves it there while managing to insult my religion along the way.
How many times are we going to see this same story?
Shotgun predicts the plot:
1. Distressed, and somewhat naive, Christian parents reach out to some Roman Catholic (or equally non-theologically sound) priest for help with their demon possessed daughter.
2. The priest is all confident and prideful, but clearly a tool…(as all Christian ministers are.)
3. The cute little girl’s body gets all jacked around in scary, impossible ways.
4. The priest is like…yeah, ok, she must be possessed.
5. They do the exorcism while all sorts of spooky things take place around them.
6. The exorcism doesn’t work, because…that would imply that the Christians actually have some power or authority on Earth, and plus, it wouldn’t be theatrically appealing.
7. Satan wins.
Now…some of you exorcism-movie aficionados may reply that “Emily Rose” didn’t end on such a creepy, defeatist note, and so there’s nothing saying that this one will! True I’d say, nor did “Exorcist: The Beginning” end on a defeatist, ugly note, however, the running trend is to end with some sort of cliff-hanger or open-ended conclusion where the (presumably Christian-sheeple) audience is left with the idea firmly planted in their ignorant heads that, Christ didn’t defeat Satan and demons are probably going to possess you tonight while you’re trying to drink yourself to sleep!
I guarantee it!
If Hollywood wants to make a movie that will draw in the Christian crowds, let them re-make something about knights and chivalry, bravery and heroism. Let them do a remake of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, keeping all the Christian symbolism.
Instead, we get little girls crawling around on ceilings and having their heads twisted in all sorts of weird ways.
The power of Christ compels me not to watch this movie.