I’m a huge fan of the original “The Exorcist” film, and believe that it is honestly one of the best Christian movies ever made. Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. I consider “The Exorcist” to be a Christian film. I mean, come on. Look at the themes it presents. Almost all of them are pro-Christianity, pro-Jesus as the solution to the darkness of the demonic realm. We’re talking about a hugely popular movie that states, emphatically, that there are spiritual dimensions to our reality and we ignore them at our own peril. As a conservative Christian, what’s not to love?
Anyway, a legacy sequel for the horror classic, “The Exorcist: Believer,” is coming out this week and after seeing the trailers for it, I was absolutely sold on seeing it, though honestly, I was expecting it to be complete liberal fodder in the thematic department. Well, it looks like I was wrong. I couldn’t be happier about that either.
According to Breitbart News, Indiewire movie critic David Ehrlich despises the sequel due to it having an “anti-abortion message” and for being “hyper-conservative.” I am now guaranteed to spend my money on seeing this in the theater. No doubt about it. I’m there. Just take my money Blumhouse. If this is need accurate, conservatives need to show up in droves to support the film in theaters and then write short reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to let the studio know we want more movies like this with these kind of values.
Here’s more information from the report:
Spoiler warning. In his unqualified pan, the critic appears to have a problem with the ex-nun character played by The Handmaid’s Tale star Ann Dowd, who “still regrets the abortion she had before taking her vows.”
In a subsequent post on X, he called the movie, which opens Friday, a “hellishly bad legacy sequel made even worse by its weird anti-abortion messaging.”
The Exorcist: Believer is a hellishly bad legacy sequel made even worse by its weird anti-abortion messaging. a catastrophic start to David Gordon Green's $400 million reboot trilogy.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) October 4, 2023
He also castigated the movie as being “hyper-conservative” — citing as evidence that the protagonist played by Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., is punished “for prioritizing the well-being of his wife over the safety of her fetus.”
Apparently the film critic also hates the fact the movie confirms basic tenets of the Christian faith to be true, which, you know, is one of the seven deadly sins of progressivism. And yes, the pun there is very much intended.
Thus far, the movie is receiving a whole lot of negative backlash, but I have feeling a lot of that has to do with the messaging it contains. I mean, it’s possible the story is terrible too, but come on, you and I know the left loves to review bomb stuff it hates.
“The installment is expected to be the first of three new Exorcist movies from Universal, which reportedly shelled out $400 million for the rights, with an eye to using the movies as streaming fodder for Peacock,” Breitbart News reported.
The movie was directed by David Gordon Green, the same individual who was behind the camera for all three of the recent “Halloween” films.
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