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The Rite turned out to be all wrong.,
This review is from: The Rite [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
The RITE was one of these `based on true events' horrors, that turned out to be a little under-whelming... OK a lot under-whelming.
If you're expecting anything as scary as The Exorcist or The Omen, you can forget it. The film was a pretty mediocre watch from start to finish, and the horror was anything but horrifying.
The scenes of possession were nothing new, and had all been done (much better) in other films about possession, and even Anthony Hopkins' performance was well below par for a man of his acting ability.
The film itself was a slow ride heading towards one final set piece which - admittedly was good... well, slightly above par; but it wasn't enough to justify the two or so hours I'd wasted before hand.
All in all - it was a completely acceptable watch. Just not very scary and a bit flat throughout.
The BluRay extras too, were a little disappointing, with a short 10 minute film explaining events that lead to the script being written... except it didn't really explain anything at all. The topic would have made for quite a nice documentary I think, and this was another missed chance by the producers.
I give this film 6 out of 10. Watch it on TV by all means. But don't buy it...
Also, it's worth pointing out that although this is a triple play pack (Blu Ray, DVD & digital DL), the digital download has a expiration date on it. It's only meant for people buying the film close to the release date, so if you're thinking of buying this now and hoping to download it to your iphone or media player or something - you could well be disappointed.
Disappointed. A word that I find synonymous with the film. In the end, The Rite turned out to be all wrong.
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Initial post: 3 May 2012 13:23:22 BDT
Good review but what really gets me is the triple play packs - are they necessary !!!! Jeez, what a waste of materials. Now, I need to find something much more scary...
In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 14:04:39 BDT
The Truth says:
Yeah I agree - the triple play packs with DVD & Blu Ray are pointless. I think the inclusion of a digital copy is good (for people with portable devices), but when they put an time frame on it like they did here, I think they're taking liberties.... but then what's new there, huh?
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