Thursday, December 2, 2010

Devil (2010)

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Written by: M. Night Shyamalan and Brian Nelson 
Storyline: A group of people trapped in an elevator realize that the devil is among them.

My opinion:
Imagine yourself stuck in an elevator with 4 other people and one by one they are getting killed. You cannot get out and it seems you are stuck in there with some wacko Jacko who prefers to do a little bit of killing when the lights go out. (I can't help but to wonder if there is going to be some cheap ass porn version based on this movie, because you have to admit, it might be a hilarious one! On second thought, Hentai would probably be more appropriate. Just sayin'...). 

Anyway, that is basically what these people are dealing with. The only thing they don't know yet is that it's not just a lunatic they are up against but something supernatural. Yeah, I think it is needless to say it doesn't look too good for them. 

I did like the concept a lot. Big plus there for our Mr. M. Night Shyamalan! I have to admit that after The Last Airbender I really started to doubt him, but with this movie he didn't do too bad imo. The acting and directing was ok, but somehow something was still missing.  The characters weren't worked out well and although there was a pretty good build up, which prepared you for some really cool climax, it never came. A pity because with a concept like this....

Conclusion: The movie was watchable, but could have been a lot better. 

One thing I can say for sure is... it is A LOT better than The Last Shitbender, which is not really an accomplishment ofcourse but still...

Well time to watch something I DO like a lot... The Walking Dead. 

Zombies FTW!!! 

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