I watched The Rite last night. It said it was inspired by true events, well there was hardly any grain of truth in it. They got the fact that the priest used to be a mortician right, but it pretty much went down south afterwards.
Theologically speaking I was very disappointed as it does not reflect the Teachings of the Catholic Church accurately. It does not even reflect the Rite of Excorcism accurately as well.
The plot was fine, I guess. But it pretty much was a major disappointed. There was so much wrong with the presentation. A friend and I were watching it, and he remarked that after seeing this, he thinks that priests will not want to study exorcism because of the way it is portrayed in the film.
Anyone else out there who feels the same way that I did.
The movie totally was out of line with the book. I would have to rate it a one. The special effects were pretty cool, but that's pretty much about it.
I also find it interesting on the back of the DVD to find the following:
NOT AUTHORIZED FOR SALE OR RENTAL OUTSIDE THE USE AND CANADA
Now why would this be?