In life, we are able to rely on just a few issues. Demise. Taxes. And Hollywood making innumerable, almost indistinguishable exorcism movies. Yearly it appears we get two or three of them and even when they’re good it’s laborious to get excited as a result of they at all times look the identical. So it might make sense to see a title like “The Pope’s Exorcist” and roll your eyes. Yup, one other film a couple of priest battling a baby possessed by a demon. Nevertheless, after watching the trailer, this film not less than appears as if it’s making an attempt to be totally different, and we’re intrigued.
Directed by Julius Avery (Overlord) and based mostly on the “precise recordsdata of Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of the Vatican,” The Pope’s Exorcist stars Russell Crowe as Father Amorth. A priest who, as you’ll see, typically seems like these possessions are greatest dealt with outdoors of the house. Try the trailer.
That’s a reasonably good trailer, and the rationale why it feels it’s not less than making an attempt to face aside from each different exorcism film isn’t the obvious actuality of the tales, however the plot round that. The film nearly appears prefer it’s acquired an Indiana Jones/Da Vinci Code-sort thriller on the heart with Crowe’s character attempting to resolve the puzzle of this explicit possession. We don’t even actually see a lot precise “exorcism” right here. It’s extra about dealing with and determining the origins of this dangerous scenario. Is that the fact of the film or are we being duped? You’ll be able to by no means inform, however the effort is there.
Plus, the trailer actually makes it appear like Crowe himself goes to get possessed and perhaps take some sort of evil throne? Which, actual or dream, is a enjoyable little twist. All of which is to say, The Pope’s Exorcist trailer did its job. It acquired us . What do you suppose?
The Pope’s Exorcist opens in theaters April 14. Right here’s the cool poster.
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