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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Look: M. Night Shyamalan's "Devil"

Though M. Night Shyamalan is riding high from the box office success of his latest flick The Last Airbender, I for one am still suffering post traumatic stress from the sheer wretchedness of several of his previous films (read: The Happening, Signs, The Village, etc.). Needless to say, when the trailer for his latest film Devil hit the web today, I cringed. So now we've got a few unsuspecting civilians trapped in an elevator with none other than the Devil himself (or herself?). Seeing this, I've decided to write a a list of requirements for future Shyamalan films below:

1. If you're going to have a plot twist, let it actually be twisted, not silly.
2. Don't play your audience for fools. There's no coming back from that.
3. No more aliens! Enough said.
4. Stop trying to scare your audience. We're more annoyed than scared.
5. Know that The Sixth Sense was great because you didn't commit any of the previous four sins.

Should you dare see it, Devil hits theaters September 17.


Invisible Woman said...

wow that dude has zillion dollar garbage coming out twice in two months, and we can't get a Black director funded to do a six minute short :-(

Brittani Burnham said...

Amen! However I think the only way for M. Night to improve is to stop making movies all together. Or at least stop writing screenplays.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

I so agree about M.Night's latest movie The Last Airbender. There were so many things wrong with the film that I couldn't write about it in my Movies that Motivate blog.

However I just saw this Devil trailer and was very intrigued. Keep in mind that M.Night is only producer and someone else is directing!

Film Gurl said...

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I wasn't sure what to think. In a way, I was hoping maybe this one would be the hit from M. Night we've all been waiting for. Though, I have to admit - I wasn't really sure from the trailer if this movie would be one I'd go out and watch, thanks for sharing!

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