<Review by: Sailesh Ghelani>
Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz
Running time: 1 hour 31 minutes
From the horrible house of Blumhouse, comes yet another cheapy, crappy, formula, ‘scary’ movie that has some of the worst acting and direction I have ever seen.
Poor Aaron Eckhart probably needs some holiday money if he must do garbage like this. Surrounded by a cast of amateurs, he must try his best to carry a messed-up plot and some lousy dialogue on his broad shoulders.
Dr Ember (Eckhart) is an ‘evictor’ i.e. he evicts demons from people’s minds. Sorta like an exorcist, but he doesn’t like being called that. His wife and kid died in a car crash and something is haunting him, apart from his wife and child dying in the car crash. A boy is possessed by ‘Maggie’. He has to kill Maggie. But save the boy. Without being killed. And then there’s this other guy who has captured a man who has been possessed and keeps him locked away like a caged vampire. I have no idea what that was about.
The cast of actors are abysmal. The editing is bad, the direction is laughable, the ‘scares’ are so cliché that an infant would probably laugh at them.
There’s this one scene where Ember shows the possessed boy’s not-so-worried mom a video of what he does – you can hear a woman screaming in it – and the mom watches it and says, ‘Okay go ahead, do my son.’! I was like, ‘What?’
I literally feel nothing about this film. I feel like they wasted an hour and a half of my life. Incarnate has no redeeming quality whatsoever. Even its attempt at a twist in the final act emerges as woefully predictable.