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.
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.
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.
Worse than the first... by rportilla
I don't know why I keep falling for these movies. The trailers are always promising and the films are utter garbage. Come on, Eli, I know you can do better than this...
The Last Exorcism 2
To put it simply, it was boring!!! It was nothing like the first, which was pretty good. And, unfortunately, they left it open at the end for part 3. If you really want to see it, wait for the video!
WTF? by Dirty Gregy aka Magnum
The scariest thing in this movie is its opening scene. PERIOD. This sequel had a lot of promise given how good the first one was, but the writers dropped the ball. First, the contortion effects and the special FX in general are non existent in this movie. Second, the actual exorcism lasts 5 minutes before the group bails. Third, if you decide that the girl is the backstory of the sequel then the movie then you MUST show us a demon. LE2 gets the award for biggest waste of time. I'd rather have seen the killing than blood splatter on windows suggesting she ripped into her victims. Sheeesh!!!
Painfully Slow - Not Scary - Nonsensical by indywarrior24
This could possibly be the worst big screen movie I have ever seen.
The writers, producers, and directors should be hanging their head in total shame.
I'll sum this up, it is a title to get you in a movie seat and separate $10-12 from your wallet.
They put more work into the previews to get your ticket money than they did the entire movie.
PATHETIC - period.
Don't pay to see it at a theatre, don't buy the DVD on sale, don't toss $1.00 into a redbox machine, and honestly, don't waste 90 minutes of your life when it hits cable, do something more productive and entertaining like clip toenails.