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Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies

Go back to where the horror began.Aug. 20, 2004114 Min.
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Watch: Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – Archeologist Lankester Merrin is asked to go to East Africa to excavate a church that has been found completely buried in sand. Merrin is also an ordained Roman Catholic priest who, still haunted by what he was forced to do during World War II in his native Holland, eschews any religion or belief. He’s fascinated by what he finds and that it dates hundred of years before Christianity was introduced to the area. Accompanied by a young priest, Father Francis, to keep an eye on the religious elements of what they find, Merrin makes his way to the camp. There he meets a young doctor, Sarah and soon realizes there is an air of gloom that envelops the entire site. Workmen go mad and a young boy is mauled by a pack of hyenas while completely ignoring his younger brother Joseph. Inside the church itself they find signs of desecration. Merrin is forced to re-examine his lack of faith and come face to face with the devil..
Plot: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.
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Ratings:

5.1/10 Votes: 37,352
10% | RottenTomatoes
30/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 640 Popularity: 17.454 | TMDB

Reviews:

Before Regan and Merrin Met
Director Renny Harlin creates an intriguing, interesting prequel to the events shown in The Exorcist and its two sequels. This film follows Father Merrin to East Africa, initially having given up his priesthood, where his expertise has been called upon to explain some ancient temple that had been unearthed from the sand and dirt at a major archaeological dig site. The temple is in pristine shape and has some major anti-Church motifs abounding. Merrin soon realizes a demon exists and…well, you get the general picture. This film worked for me for a number of reasons: it is story driven as well as effects driven, it has solid acting, great location shots, and a strangely, highly flawed script that does create interest. The last half of the film begins to bog down under the weight of some of the makeup and special effects, but never to the point of overtaking the film and its atmosphere. And atmosphere is one thing this film has plenty of. I especially liked the way the character of Father Merrin was treated. He is a flawed man with an interesting past that the film delves into through flashbacks. These flashback scenes are effectively done and help make Merrin all the more real. The acting of Stellan Skarsgard in the role is the film’s principal strength along with some innovative camera-work. Sure, much of the script is hokey hooey and will not make terribly much sense – I’m still not sure what happened in the end, but the film works nonetheless for the aforementioned reasons. I was pleasantly surprised despite some pre-conceived ideas going into the film.
Review By: BaronBl00d
A very scary movie for 2004
I have read many of the comments concerning this movie and find that I tend to feel that this movie should not be judged in relation to the first. This movie stands out on its own by reviewing Father Merrin’s life long before his fateful encounter with Regan years later. My son Nathan and daughter Ryann both found this too scary for them and felt it was far more scarier than the first. I saw it to be more historical and would judge it on that content. Yes, people are right in their comments about all the gore and vileness, but I saw that in the first movie in 1973 when it came out. I’m going to venture to say that people are turned off by this movie simply because it in no way resembles the original. This is the part where a director steps back and quits trying to leech off the first success. Give him some credit about trying to diversify this movie for the audience. Don’t go in with any type of preconceived notion about the original or you will be disappointed like the rest in these comments. It is a good movie and well worth seeing. Mark Lockwood, Lubbock Tx…
Review By: lockwood-10

Other Information:

Original Title Exorcist: The Beginning
Release Date 2004-08-20
Release Year 2004

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 2 hr 5 min (125 min) (Unrated Version)
Budget 80000000
Revenue 78000586
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Renny Harlin
Writer William Peter Blatty, William Wisher, Caleb Carr
Actors Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D’Arcy
Country United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Pakistan
Awards 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1 (intended ratio), 2.39 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Camera N/A
Laboratory Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy, Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Univisium (3-perf)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies
Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies
Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies
Exorcist: The Beginning 2004 123movies
Original title Exorcist: The Beginning
TMDb Rating 5.384 640 votes

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