Originally Posted by urbanlegend23
The film is definitely a little dated by now. But really, good writing, acting and directing never goes out of style. Magjournal claims "nothing happened" for the first half of the film but this isn't the case. The Exorcist was a slow-build horror film that took time to develop its characters and locations before jumping into the demony goodness. I can understand someone not liking it for its somewhat slow pace (I personally don't find it slow), but to say nothing happened?
Fair enough. I suppose what I was getting at is that I don't see how one can watch the film and not appreciate any of its great qualities, even with the new and flashy standards of modern "Horror." You said it much better, though, because although The Exorcist
is a slow-build film, there is much going on leading into the infamous exorcism.