The Last Exorcism was a movie that had potential to me until its sad-sack ending completely messed up everything that preceded it. Some liked the idea, I saw it as a huge waste of time and engagement (not to mention investment) I put into the previous hour. Then along comes The Last Exorcism Part 2 (lol title) that didn't excite me in any sense of the word, but had nothing better to watch that week so I hit it with two friends on a Monday night. We were the only three people in the theatre and I knew I was doomed right then. The Last Exorcism Part 2 sucked the big one. The synopsis was a good idea (the 'possessed' survivor trying to get on with her life; for those who care), but the movie's execution went about it entirely wrong from beginning to end. First off, it didn't want to focus on any themes that were brought up from the previous movie or expand on anything past the set-up of this one! The narrative, as a whole, felt completely disjointed in every way and it seemed like the film was just going from one 'scare' scene to the next without any flow behind it. What was the reason behind these satanists again? Who cares because this movie sure didn't. Without any logic as to their actions, the movie wound up making me laugh at the freaks rather than fear them. Speaking of fear; none of that to be found. Absolutely no momentum or suspense what-so-ever, instead opting for 'jump scares' every 5 freakin' minutes! Furthermore, there were ZERO elements of the horror genre to support this one's cause, no scary imagery (fake looking CG), no gore, no sex (unless you count some noises behind a wall), nothing. I can live with it if there's at least some suspense but it lacked on all fronts. And why were half of these side characters in this again? They just random ass disappeared without any follow-up as to why they existed in this. This is the first movie I've seen helmed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and it's not looking very promising. No creative shots, no suspense, no scares. NOTHING. Point and shoot. Bland as hell. Ashley Bell was the only redeeming quality this flick had. She carried an innocence and very believable show when her character was meant to be scared. Excellent performance wasted on a shitty flick. Julia Garner was very sexy and tried her best with an ambiguous performance. Again, great, but wasted. Spencer Treat Clark tried but had crap to work with. Muse Watson showed up in a small but stand-out role as the shrink. Love that guy! Whether you dug on the first flick or not, this is a huge waste of time. Doesn't respect the original and doesn't try to do anything on its own other than suck us dry of our time and money. Forget it.