: The Exorsicm of Emily Rose
2005-12-22, 07:19 AM
If you think this movie is just another version of the Exorsist, you are in for a surprise, it sucks you in from the beginning!!
It is a very good movie, the script is intellegent, and it does make you think
The acting is very good also
I say it is deffently worth the rental fee, also the audio is pretty damm good too
2005-12-26, 01:26 PM
I watched it the other night and quite frankly i thought it was terrible.
The Excorsist (original)was a far superior movie.
If you like that genre try Stigmata.
2005-12-26, 06:10 PM
Stigmata was good too!:-) I bought the DVD
2006-01-02, 11:59 PM
Few scary parts, but orignal Exorcist still keeps me up at night.
Although I was tempted to wake up at 3am, and strike that freaky Emily seizure pose on the floor and freak out my wife.
2006-01-04, 10:00 AM
yeah .... lol
if you pulled that pose at 3:00 am I can guarentee you that you would indeed freak out your wife...
2006-01-20, 02:46 PM
I don't like the fact they promoted this as a "true story", when in fact it is loosely based on a case from 1960's Germany. Not to mention that there is no such thing as demon posession in the first palce. But I digress...
To me it seemed Emily's mind was warped by her God-fearing parents, and I got the feeling that her mother disapproved of her going away to school. Because of the combination of stress, guilt and undiscovered medical reasons, she lapsed into mental illness.
Again, the only people who seem to get "possessed" are those who believe in the possibility.
There were some creepy moments, but overall I was disappointed.
2006-01-20, 03:03 PM
To me, "based on a true story" has always meant "take with an enormous grain of salt".
I thought (http://www.digitalhomecanada.com/forum/showpost.php?p=308596&postcount=633) it started off well, but fizzled toward the end. I enjoyed The Exorcist much more.
2006-01-20, 03:12 PM
>>To me, "Based on a true story" always means "take with an enormous grain of salt<<<
I would have to agree with you on that, what is actually fact and how much is "hollywoodized".... or same goes for a book, I read alot of Ann Rule books, she is a writer who works with the police, and the last book of hers I read was called "The Stranger Beside me", it is about Ted Bundy... I found myself wondering how much was actual fact and how much was embelished...as she was supposedly a friend of Bundy's
after all a bad movie or bad book doesn't make any money ...
Still in terms of the possesion of Emily Rose, the ending blew me away.. and I do believe in the spiritual rhelm so it was interesting to me
2006-01-20, 03:49 PM
I watched this one on my Xmas vacation and I have to say I was impressed. I didn't have really high hopes for it going in so maybe that helped it seem better. It certainly creeped out my girlfriend...and doing that pose at 3am would be priceless, though I'm not sure I'd be alive in the morning since she'd definitely kill me for doing it, heh.
2006-01-20, 04:17 PM
>>>and doing that pose at 3am would be priceless, though I'm not sure I'd be alive in the morning since she'd definitely kill me for doing it, heh.<<<
laugh, I can just see the cast of "Scarey movie" 100 doing that pose on their next movie :-)
2006-01-25, 10:48 AM
>>Again, the only people who seem to get "possessed" are those who believe in the possibility<<
are you speaking in terms of "faith" ? if you believe something has mastery /power over you.. then it does? If you don't then it won't
I thought the "Hooded figure" was Hollywood's embellishment , it didn't fit the movie or did that scene even need to be in the film, for one thing It was Emily who supposedly was effected, and saw things, and the priest believed that she believed... plus he saw the effects of what was happening to her
There is a script in the bible (1st Peter) your adversary the devil prowls arround like* a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
even if (like) a roaring lion may not be the same as a roaring lion.. it is still a roaring lion