Sunday, February 27, 2011
I must confess, I was raised Catholic, and have always had an obsession with the occult, and no, not in that way, I just love reading about demons and angels and the supernatural. The mythos has always been an interesting thing to me, and I have a large library of books relating to the occult, all about the devil and his ways, however, this movie was a bit of a dissapointment, but not terrible!
I think everyone is being a bit too cruel as Anthony Hopkins' character said: "What were you expecting, heads turning around and pea soup?" This is based on a true story, how closely I dont know, but it seems like THIS is what exorcisms should be like, I wont spoil anything, but the story is good. I predicted many of the plot twists, but that didnt retract from the enjoyment I experienced.
Many people like a quick summary at the end in the form of a number etc. So I guess for those people I'd give "The Rite": 6.5/10
It couldve been done better with more research, and its a shame they didnt use all the proper exorcism texts etc.