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Unusual variation of the legend helps make up for mediocre film,
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This review is from: The Possession (Amazon Instant Video)
I found the film to be predictable and not in the slightest bit scary. In many places, I actually found it dull.
So why the three stars then?
Because one thing I *did* like was that this wasn't the same exorcism movie we've seen remade constantly since the success of the biggie in the seventies. This possession is different. It comes from the canon of a different religion, and it's brought about for different reasons from the ones we're used to seeing. As such, while it didn't entertain me per se, it *did* interest me. In fact, I found myself checking out Wikipedia during the film just to read up on the subject matter. That is way cool! :)
Also, while the film was, as I said, kind of dull, to be fair it's not the actors' fault. The acting is quite competent, particularly the gentleman who played the father. I really liked his character and felt for him.
So I guess I'd say watch it if it's on, but don't go out of your way to see it. This would be an excellent film to catch on Amazon Prime. :-)