It’s What It Is: Movie Review on Devil

I remember wanting to see this movie so badly when it first came out…I think it had something to do with the goth phase I went through. Anyway, I finally got to see it (I know, I know, two years late), and while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t really all that great either. Here’s a small synopsis:

Five strangers trapped in an elevator realize that one of them is the Devil in this thriller from director John E. Dowdle (Quarantine) and screenwriter Brian Nelson (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night). The first installment of “The Night Chronicles,” a film series in which up-and-coming filmmakers bring to life stories conceived by M. Night Shyamalan, Devil opens to find five Philadelphia office workers filing into the elevator of an inner-city office building. But a typical day at the office takes a sudden detour into terror when the elevator becomes stuck between floors, and the passengers discover that the Devil does exist, and he’s standing right before them. As emergency workers work frantically to free them, secrets are revealed and the passengers realize their only hope for survival is to confront their darkest sins in front of the others.
(Jason Buchanan, Rovi)

Thank you, Rotten Tomatoes. I didn’t really care for the characters, they were pretty boring and there were a lot of relationships left sorta unresolved. I did, however, enjoy the intro and ending narration. I also thought the confrontation scene with the devil was cool-the way they portrayed him was something along the lines of “Yeah, I’m a bad-ass immortal being. Deal with it”.

Oh, and on a Katie-note, I loathed the soundtrack. I think that was the most unoriginal part of the movie, in my opinion anyway. I’d probably only give the movie a 5/10.

On another note, has anyone noticed this?

If so…

WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME? I mean, NPH as Nightwing? Jensen Ackles (that’s right, one of the J^2) as Red Hood? Two amazing actors as two of the Robins? I don’t think this movie could be any more awesome. The movie, by the way, is Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Slainte, viewers~

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