Movie Review: The Vatican Tapes
This movie is a journey to a exorcism festival. For no appearent reason a girl (Olivia Taylor Dudley) start to express strange behaviours. Animals converge on her, being even mean to her. After trying medical and psychological approach a priest advices her deep catholic father a new away - an exorcism. After an initial confrotion everyone is either killed or disabled and she and the satanic entity are able to roam the earth as the "good book" says it will happen.
So, what's interesting here? Well, for starts the young woman part. She is quite an actress and gives a new life to the demonic possession. The priests secretive ways are also very interesting - almost dan brown novel. Then we've got the father and boyfriend whose acting are also good yet not that very development. But as I said the show was Olivia. Her acting is good, her devious plan is also interesting (the battle in the end) and the ending was very nice that make me wonder if "good book" writing is tricking. It says in the bible's Matthew 7:15 - "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are savage wolves." or if you want in latin "adtendite a falsis prophetis qui veniunt ad vos in vestimentis ovium intrinsecus autem sunt lupi rapaces".
This phrase says one thing but to a religous fanatic of priest it's says that beware of anyone who introduces himself as a prophet or if the church wants it, they can condemn anyone who do good as a false prophet maintaining the status quo of the waiting for the "real" prophet and thus maintaining their power over the "Sheep".
This is not a scary movie or spooky/horror as other more famous exorcist movies (Exorcist for example). I think it wanted to be a thriller like as I said before but failed because there isn't much action. I said before and said it again. The only reason to watch this movie is the woman character/acting.
I give this movie a review of 3.5/10. Btw, there is no sex or nudity on this movie.