Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2005
  • Genre:  Possession
  • Cast and crew: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford, Ralph Brown, Israel Oyelumade, Andrew French, Antonie Kamerling, Julian Wadham, Eddie Osei, Ilario Bisi-Pedro, Niall Refoy, Lorenzo Camporese, Burt Caesar, Marcello Santoni
  • Director:  Paul Schrader
  • Screenwriter:  Caleb Carr, William Wisher Jr.

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) Rating:

  • Eloise = 5 / 10;
  • Raoul = 2 / 10;
  • IMDb = 5.3 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 3.0 / 10;

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) Synopsis:

The early story of father Merrin from “The Exorcist” is about an evil spirit wakened that wakens up during the excavation of an ancient church in Northern Kenya.

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005) Review:

I read a lot of critics that praised that movie as a clever, captivating prequel to “The Exorcist”. My opinion is however very different, for I found it to be one of the most boring films I ever saw.

I am not saying it isn’t clever, I think the plot is ok and it could make a good telefilm. But there is really nothing happening for almost 100 min (out of 117 min). I found the beginning extremely slow and the question of the faith of the priest bored me to death.

The little bits of action is ok, but be warned that you’re in for some of the ugliest special effects ever seen. I allow myself such a tough critic because the film budget was about 30 Million, and we regularly see better special effects in an indie film with 100 times less budget.

I would have a hard time recommending it to anyone but hardcore fans of The Exorcist. The others should watch the brilliant Exorcist III (1990) instead!

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