Demonic (2021). Demonic: Directed by Neill Blomkamp. With Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, Michael J Rogers, Nathalie Boltt. A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.
“Please excuse my attempts at humor. Itu0026#39;s a defensive reaction.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI really, really wanted to like this film. It has been on my watchlist for like 3 years, and I was constantly checking on it. I hoped for Wan as a director, but when I saw Blomkamp, I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldnu0026#39;t say I liked Elysium, but I think Neill is a talented director.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWith that being said, I give this film a lot of credit and a 6/10. It had its moments, but the negatives overcame the positives. As more people will watch it, I think it will drop down to ~5.5 or less.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere were three major problems for me:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e1) the dialogue was unbearable most of the time;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e2) the amounts of exposition thrown in these were overwhelming. The story comes to a halt for 10-15 minutes, and then BOOM, you get bombarded with information the characters share (the things they already know btw). And itu0026#39;s not that confusing to provide this much flashback.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e3) the whole technology/occult combination was fresh, but when they tell you the point of all that, it just becomes a laughable excuse and an insane over-complication of what could have been done.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThrow in some heavy continuity, and the majority of the viewers will probably dislike this. The ending clearly shows that at least 10-15 minutes of it was missing, the main lead teleports way too much, and some scenes end abruptly.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI want to mention some positives as well, the film did look good, and I enjoyed the ending night scenes. I constantly felt like Iu0026#39;m giving this film much more creditworthiness than itu0026#39;s worth, but I saw some potential in it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnd yeah, while interesting in their looks, the simulation scenes lacked creativity, and the entity of which we got no information looks like Radament from Diablo 2.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, this is not a horror film. And as much as I appreciate the effort, I didnu0026#39;t like it as much as I wanted to.”