Iffy for 13+
So-so horror sequel has more spooky scares than gore.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Last Exorcism Part II is the sequel to The Last Exorcism (apparently it wasn't the last one after all), though it doesn't follow in the original's "found footage" footsteps. It's also less gory than the first movie, focusing mainly on spooky stuff -- such as things jumping out from the shadows and sudden shocks -- more than blood, though there are a few shocking moments. Language is fairly light but does include one use of "f--k" and a few uses of "s--t." There's some sensuality, such as flirting, kissing, and sensual moaning, as well as some innuendo.
- Families can talk about The Last Exorcism Part II's violence. What is shown and what isn't? Which is more effective?
- How scary is this horror movie compared to others you may have seen? How about compared to the original The Last Exorcism?
- Is Nell a role model? One character tells her that she's responsible for her who she is, and all the bad stuff that happened to her doesn't define her. What does this mean? Is it true?
The good stuff
Messages: There are a few messages about how people can make their own decisions about who they are, but the story eventually nullifies these ideas.
Role models: The main character is recovering from a traumatic incident and exhibits certain kinds of bravery, but, at the same time, she still seems to be a victim. Each time she reaches out for help, circumstances demonstrate that she can't really trust anyone.
What to watch for
Violence: The movie has the expected kinds of spooky stuff -- mostly things jumping out from the shadows, sudden noises, and characters screaming. Violence and blood is more suggested than shown. Some scary flashbacks are shown, with very brief flashes of gore.
Sex: The main character definitely thinks about having sex. She also flirts with and kisses a boy at her work. In one scene, someone or something gives her sexual pleasure while she sleeps. She moans, and an unseen force unties some of the laces on her nightgown, though no nudity is shown. She also hears a couple having sex through the walls in a hotel room she's cleaning; she clearly enjoys listening in, moving closer to the wall.
Language: One use of "f--k" and a few of uses of "s--t." Also "hell," "a--hole" is seen written on paper, and characters say "Jesus" and "oh my God" as exclamations.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue
Fan Reviews provided by
GARBAGE!!!!!!!!! by 999FandangoMangoTango999
I should have know by the title........The Last Exorcism Part TWO. 'Scary movies' nowadays are a waste of time. This movie is ridiculous and NOT scary. Grab one of the classics and call it a night.
The Last Exorcism Part II by lisastuckey1983
The movie was good for the most part, wish it was more scary. Also wish the kids would have attended the 7:45pm and not the 9:45pm movie they were so loud and immature. But the movie was good.
This Should Be The LAST Exorcism Movie! by bigtex_75
Where do I start. This movie was TERRIBLE. It was like a bad sleepover thriller and I use that term "thriller" very loosely because it was barely thrilling and not scary at all! I found the most terrifying portions of this film was when they referenced the first movie. This movie does not deserve to be labeled horror or thriller for that matter. I think a more fitting genre would be drama. A demon in love with a human? REALLY? And what was up with that ending? It gave me a flashback to the 70's cult classic Carrie. I do not recommend wasting your time or hard earned money on this travesty of a movie.
I hope this really is the LAST Exorcism movie they make. by spinsin_com
Boring, boring, boring and then stupid.
No suspense. No Special effects. No worthwhile dialogue.
No reason to make this movie at all....
They should offer to give back our money.
Pretty Good Movie by Moviewatcher907
I was pleasantly surprised that this movie was better than I thought it would be. For the most part it was scary, but not over the top. Having a PG-13 rating instead of a R rating made it so it just wasn't a blood bath type of movie. Ashley Bell played the possessed girl, and did a very good acting job. Compared to "A Haunted House" the "Last Exorcism Part II" would win The Academy Award.
HORRIBLE rather than HORROR by bigbook_05
This movie was probably the all time worst "so-called" horror film that I have ever seen EVER. Started slowed, stupid plot, and ended SUPER ridiculous. Seriously, read this review and save yourself and whoever your going to the movies with some money. It's not worth laying an eye on.
PURE TRASH!!! by El_Fantasma69
I can't believe I fell for this. I was literally falling asleep in the theater. Nothing about the movie was remotely scary. It dragged on and on with NO action. This is the WORST movie since Black Christmas!!! Don't waste your time watching in the theater, on DVD, or on cable.
Should have been straight to video by jhs39
The original film was a mostly smart horror movie with a really dumb ending. This sequel basically expands the dumb ending into a whole film. TLE2 follows what happens to the girl who was possessed in the first film as she tries to move on with her life. Ashley Bell gives an impressively committed performance but you can see her struggling to overcome the bad material very much like her character in the film struggles to escape the clutches of the demon that still wants her. In both cases the effort is ultimately futile. This movie is seriously terrible, but not in a so bad it's good way (except for the ending which is pretty amusing). It's just boring and dumb with no scares and very few ideas, good or bad. Bell manages to make you root for her character, but she's the lone bright spot in a movie that never should have gotten a theatrical release in the first place.
Nope, it's not even as good as the first one by Trix206
Don't go see this movie. It's bad. When you move the girl in to the primary role it's not scary anymore. At all. There are major plot holes and no scares.
Was not pleased
The first one was very good compared #2 and the first one was good at best. Was VERY cheesy and something you might rent at a redbox. The characters were very confusing in which you didnt know who was real or who was good or bad. For a demon possession they went overboard with the powers "abalam" had which they show at the end of the movie. if you liked the first one like i did this movie is going to be a total let down. On a positive note the beginning was very good and the plot where she goes to a half way home was good. The mardi gras scene was well put. The actual exorcism was probably the worst one ive seen for an exorcism movie.