Just recently saw The Rite on Netflix. I’d seen this movie around, but ever actually watched. I do enjoy good satanic/possession/exorcist type movies. Weird, devilish things happening and all.
The Rite was about a guy who’s father was a priest and also prepared bodies for funerals, who decides to pursue becoming a priest, but doesn’t himself believe in all the “god” and “heaven” and all that stuff. He’s introduced to a veteran exorcist, who shows him actually working in order to let him decide for himself whether it’s all real.
Anthony Hopkins plays the veteran exorcist, and man, this was a really great character for Hopkins, who himself becomes possessed and the young priest has to confront his own faith. Hopkins did a really good job with being possessed, really nasty, yet still smart (not just random ramblings about “screw you” “na-na-na-na-na-naaaa” “i’m a devil haha”), really good at being eerily disturbing.
As I said, I always tend to enjoy these kinds of movies, and this certainly was no exception. Definitely recommend if you haven’t seen it. On another note, I had no idea this movie was so recent, 2011. I definitely thought it had been from like early 2000’s or something.