Monday, March 20, 2017

DVD Review: Incarnate

Incarnate is a ridiculously ludicrous and seemingly never-ending possession film filled with every recycled and clichéd component you would expect from the sub-genre. The movie's only saving grace is its attempt at blending mind-bending Inception concepts with typical The Exorcist elements. It's completely confused as to what its trying to convey in its science versus religion versus science conflict of the mind and soul. Most of Aaron Eckhart's dialogue seems written specifically to be included in a trailer to sell the film to anyone gullible enough to watch it (which obviously worked with me). In the end, Incarnate is still a waste of time with really nothing redemptive to take away from it.

Dr. Seth Ember, an unconventional exorcist, uses science instead of religion to tap into the minds of the possessed to remove the demon from their subconscious. When an 11-year-old boy becomes possessed by a creature of unspeakable evil, Ember enters the mind of the boy to attack the vengeful demon. He finds himself facing the battle of his life and horrors of his own past.

The Blu-ray and DVD release of Incarnate features an unrated version of the movie. The theatrical version is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images, brief strong language, sensuality and thematic elements. I don't really understand the sensuality warning. There was one very quick sequence of a girl standing up and dancing fully clothed over a guy and that was it. The unrated version I watched had spots of gore in it, but otherwise wouldn't be considered anything more than PG-13 in my opinion.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD editions of Incarnate includes the seven-minute featurette The Making of Incarnate. They also come with the theatrical and unrated versions of the movie.

Incarnate hit Blu-ray and DVD on March 7th, 2017. It was directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). The cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and David Mazouz. The running time is 91 minutes.

Incarnate is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Rating: 🌟 and a half

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