Monday, 27 September 2010

The Devil Made Me Go... Meh

Despite not writing the screen play, nor directing it, this movie is associated with M. Night Shyamalan. A lot of movies are associated with the director, and sometimes the writer, but now "being based on a story by" is enough to get the main credit.

Not that there is much to credit in this movie. People are trapped in an elevator. One of them is the Devil. And... there you go. Amazingly, being trapped in with the devil means you no longer are hungry nor need to go to the toilet. And since they seem to be trapped for many hours, I would have thought that issue would have come up.

At least the rest of the people around aren't stupid. The guards pick up on the stuck lift quickly, and escalate the problem when weird things start to happen. And others (such as the fire department) are called in to help as well. Not that they can do much in a fictional story, but it's better than people being trapped with everyone stupidly ignoring them.

I'm not aware of any of the actors being big names, but they do a decent job. Chris Messina in particular, as Detective Bowden, did a very good job. And this movie is dark. Not in story (it's rather obvious), but in picture. A lot of made out of darkness and strange sounds but that just makes you go 'sigh, come on, bring out the scare when we can see again'. As I note, Meh.

Not a great movie. At least it keeps it short, but it doesn't contain any surprises worth noting. This is #1 in a set of three, we can only hope they get more interesting...


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