- Jan 21
- DEVIL: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 21/01/11 at 08:52 AM
Director: John Erick Dowdle. Review: Adam Wing.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. After a string of critical and commercial flops, I wonder whether M. Night Shyamalan had that thought in mind when he handed over directorial duties to John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine). Shyamalan would have us believe that he doesn’t have time to direct every movie he writes, but that line of reasoning only makes you question how cinematic atrocities like The Happening managed to slip through the net. Shyamalan would do well to put his directorial talent behind the work of another writer, but with new thriller Devil he has chosen to walk another path. With a screenplay by Brian Nelson (30 Days of Night), Devil is the first film based upon a series of stories written by Shyamalan himself, a ‘Shyamalan presents’ if you will...Continue reading review.