Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Movie Review - The Devil

The other day I went to the cinema with a friend of mine (I will call him Jacky here) =P
There were a list of movies to choose from: Eat Pray Love, The Devil, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Charlie St Clouds, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' hoole.

Knowing a person like me, Wall Street was the first to go out. I hate movies that deal with economy and business. Those two are a major sleep-inducer for me. Next was Charlie St Cloud. It had a bit of psychological aspect to it but due to the presence of Zac Efron, I'm sorry Charlie but I can't watch you. After that, we had Legend of the Gurdians. Now I always have this fondness for owls but this movie on the other hand wasn't on my list. I still love owls though ^^

That left us with Eat Pray Love and The Devil. Readers, understand this. I have no whatsoever biasness against chick flicks. I know they are boring and too sensitive for some men but for me, let's just say I'm special =P As for The Devil, my masculine side was pestering me to watch it. In the end, it won.

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(Warning: Spoiler detected!)
For those who has little ideas about what the movie is about, here's the layout of it. It was directed by John Erick Dowdle, the guy who directed another horror film - Quarantine. However, the story was devised by M Night Shyamalan. Yes, the idiot who ruined Airbender for us. But the movie was surprising good with its plot twist. According to him though, this movie is set to be a trilogy called The Night Chronicles.

Moving on, the story centered on several characters and a detective who had a dark past. Now, these particular people were heading to a building, each with their own agendas. The building was told and early in the movie, someone committed suicide on one of the floors. (MYSTERIOUS)

While the detective, played by Chris Messina, was investigating the suicide, the other major characters were riding an elevator. It stopped half way with no apparent reason. Slowly, the people in the elevator were killed off one by one and it turned out they weren't so innocent at all. As the movie progressed, it was determined that one of the people in the elevator was the devil himself, seeking to torment those who sinned.

Typical storyline but as I said before, it has a nice plot twist. Those who are smart enough, they can predict outcome a hour into the movie. Sadly, I wasn't that smart.

Overall, I give the movie a 4 out of 5. And be careful, you never know who's watching you...

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