When an 11 year old boy (David Mazouz) becomes possessed by an entity, Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) is called in to evaluate the spirit. Unlike other exorcisms, Dr. Ember enters the subject’s mind in order to attempt to wake them up from the demon’s control, but when he discovers that this entity might be the same one that caused a tragedy in his past, Dr. Ember makes it personal.
There is a reason that Incarnate opened in theaters on a weekend nothing else did. It had no advertisement. It came out of no where and it has a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes. This has to tell you something even before you start watching. Incarnate must have been an “I need some money” movie for Aaron Eckhart because this movie is pretty bad. First of all, his performance is mail-in. He doesn’t even have to stand most of the time because he is wheel chair bound, but his acting is horrible. The acting in general is horrible. It was painful to watch.
Another aspect that made this movie bad to watch was the fact that it was yet another movie about exorcism! Did we really need ANOTHER movie about demons possessing our souls?!?! No, we didn’t! I’ll give them props for trying to be a little unique with how they went about getting rid of the demons (using the mind), but it wasn’t developed enough to make anyone care. This movie is less than 1.5 hours so it tells me little structure is present.
The very end of the movie was the only thing I liked about this whole thing. It was a clever twist that I didn’t see coming. Unfortunately, the rest of the film wasn’t enough for me to care and I wish that Hollywood would stop making these kind of crappy horror films that have little development. I want to be scared watching an intelligent movie and these movies insult me. Co-starring Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Emjay Anthony and Keir O’Donnell.
4/10 Stars – Short enough to make me not lose my mind, but with horrible acting and a redundant story, Aaron Eckhart mailed this in for a cash grab.