I'm obliged to agree with you. Normally I'd steer far clear of an exorcism movie, but how can you pass up on the chance to see Anthony Hopkins as a demon possessed maniac???Onyx Oblivion said:Sorry, Bob.
I'm obligated to see anything with Hopkins in it.
He's such a fucking good actor...
Okay, I have to ask, how the heck do you have a Buddhist exorcism when Buddhism is pretty much based on the idea that there are no supernatural forces, and that everything derives from oneself.solidstatemind said:Actually, while I will agree that Exorcism movies are shit, usually for the reasons others here have mentioned, the subject is fascinating and not really "just one guy shouting prayers at another guy."
For instance, did you know that there are Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist versions of exorcism?
Your are definitely right about that faith part Bob. I shouldn't get offended by someone else mocking my beliefs or even just taking them lightly. An underpinning rule of faith is that it's personal for each individual.MovieBob said:The Rite
This week, Bob exorcises some cinematic demons.
Or where the demon isn't actually a bad guy and is actually an intergalactic cyber-dragon on a quest to save his home-planet from invading robot-army, and can only survive in our atmosphere by leeching onto consciousness of little girls. It would make it a lot more interesting, if the question wouldn't be just "is s/he really possessed?", but also on the motives of the thing possesing. (One can find similar things in scifi, at least)TheEnglishman said:Well than, that's what we need: A Religious-Horror movie which ends with the sceptic being right.
The idea of evil spirits (or even impersonal evil energy) affecting people is quite common, and pretty much every culture, especially those without modern medicine, have their rituals for dealing with them. Blaming evil invisible creatures for diseases is usual, and if you don't have a good idea of how the human body works, it's something that easy to understand.solidstatemind said:For instance, did you know that there are Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist versions of exorcism?
Or as I like to call it, Hannibal Lector Lite. Kinda like how Disturbia is Rear Window Lite. Still a good movie, though.Onyx Oblivion said:His best movie, imo.