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Old September 17 2010, 05:39 AM   #1
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Devil - Grading & Discussion

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








"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
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Old September 17 2010, 05:40 AM   #2
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Re: Devil - Grading & Discussion

Are people actually going to bother seeing this?
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Old September 17 2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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Maybe when it hits SyFy in four months, at two A.M.
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Old September 17 2010, 10:32 AM   #4
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So, due his recent string of successes, M. Night had enough budget only to film in an elevator?
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Old September 17 2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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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:

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
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Old September 17 2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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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
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Old September 17 2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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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.
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Old September 17 2010, 02:21 PM   #8
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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.
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Old September 17 2010, 03:41 PM   #9
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Ethros wrote: View Post
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.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
Ethros wrote: View Post
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.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:15 PM   #11
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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.
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Old September 17 2010, 09:59 PM   #12
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I saw it, and quite enjoyed it. Probably about a 6/10
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Old September 17 2010, 10:53 PM   #13
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scnj wrote: View Post
I saw it, and quite enjoyed it. Probably about a 6/10
In my school, that would be a D.
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Old September 17 2010, 11:07 PM   #14
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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? Seriously, what would be the point?

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

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Old September 17 2010, 11:07 PM   #15
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Well, I call 5 as average, so slightly above average.
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