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Agent Richard07 September 17 2010 05:39 AM

Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
Welcome to the grading & discussion thread for Devil.
***SPOILERS AHEAD***





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"A group of people, including a formerly
alcoholic homicide detective, trapped in
an elevator discover that one of them
is the devil. Written and produced by
M. Night Shyamalan." - MovieWeb

Official Website | Trailer | IMDb Page | Wikipedia Entry
Box Office Mojo Page | Rotten Tomatoes Page

RoJoHen September 17 2010 05:40 AM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
Are people actually going to bother seeing this?

T'Girl September 17 2010 08:20 AM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
Maybe when it hits SyFy in four months, at two A.M.

Shurik September 17 2010 10:32 AM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
So, due his recent string of successes, M. Night had enough budget only to film in an elevator?

JoeZhang September 17 2010 11:25 AM

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Interestingly, in the UK they don't mention his name in any of the adverts.

My guess (so not a spoiler) - all of the people have done evil things and the Devil is coming to get them.

The fact that no critic reviews were allowed suggests that it's a stinker. The only review I saw said this:

Quote:

If there’s anything less suspenseful in horror this year than watching reaction shots of someone watching a security camera recording I can’t think of what it would be.
http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/news...#ixzz0zmV8W2GE

Ethros September 17 2010 12:15 PM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
It's only produced by MNS. I thought the trailer looked interesting enough, I'll go see it when I get chance on Monday. And unlike some, decide for myself

Goliath September 17 2010 01:58 PM

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^You rugged invidualist, you!

Ordinarily, I'd be all over a film like this. Just the title would be enough to draw me in. But Devil looks pretty bad. I don't know if I'm going to see it, or not.

Locutus of Bored September 17 2010 02:21 PM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
I don't know how much input he had on the final film as the EP and story writer (but not the screenplay), but the opening lines from this TV ad are exactly the kind of cheesy yet pretentious dialogue he's been known for.



It's supposed to be the first part of a trilogy about supernatural events in an urban setting, but if this has dismal box office I don't know if that will last. The second film is supposed to be sort of a supernatural 'Twelve Angry Men' and the third film is actually going to be adapted from the story idea for the sequel to 'Unbreakable,' which I would have loved to see years ago before Shyamalan embraced the suck.

JoeZhang September 17 2010 03:41 PM

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Quote:

Ethros wrote: (Post 4394761)
It's only produced by MNS. I thought the trailer looked interesting enough, I'll go see it when I get chance on Monday. And unlike some, decide for myself

Written as well I believe.

SinglePurpose September 17 2010 06:11 PM

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 4395059)
Quote:

Ethros wrote: (Post 4394761)
It's only produced by MNS. I thought the trailer looked interesting enough, I'll go see it when I get chance on Monday. And unlike some, decide for myself

Written as well I believe.

He has a story credit on the film. The screenplay was written by someone else.

PsychoPere September 17 2010 06:15 PM

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SinglePurpose wrote: (Post 4395405)
He has a story credit on the film. The screenplay was written by someone else.

Indeed. Screenplay by Brian Nelson and directed by John Dowdle.

I probably won't get around to seeing it while it's still in theaters, simply due to the number of other films currently out and coming very soon that I want to see, but I do plan on checking it out at some point when it hits home video.

scnj September 17 2010 09:59 PM

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I saw it, and quite enjoyed it. Probably about a 6/10

RoJoHen September 17 2010 10:53 PM

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scnj wrote: (Post 4395969)
I saw it, and quite enjoyed it. Probably about a 6/10

In my school, that would be a D.

Silvercrest September 17 2010 11:07 PM

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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 4394712)
My guess (so not a spoiler) - all of the people have done evil things and the Devil is coming to get them.

Can't he just claim them after they die? That's the usual method. Does he have to intervene because otherwise they'll somehow escape him? :vulcan: Seriously, what would be the point?

Not to say you're wrong. Actually it sounds appropriate for Hollywood.

Only... :wtf::wtf::wtf:

scnj September 17 2010 11:07 PM

Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion
 
Well, I call 5 as average, so slightly above average.


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