Day #46: The Devil in Me (2012)

MV5BMjEzODkwMjI4MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTc0MjkzNw@@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_

The Devil in Me a.k.a. Devil Seed (2012) IMDB

Synopsis:

A visit to a psychic sparks a series of events that soon have Alex (Michelle Argyris) questioning her experiences.

My take:

Not gonna lie: my first impulse was to put shit on this movie. It’s corny as hell, and so generic in every respect that I really felt it deserved this level of sarcasm:

sarcasmus

[On a related note, this came up as a search result for ‘oh my god sarcasm gif’. What the ever loving hell?]

*ahem*

Anyway, while there are a lot of things to complain about with Devil Seed, I actually don’t think it’s as bad as I want to say it is. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not good. Oh, no. It’s so hackneyed as to be completely predictable, except in the parts where things seem to happen because, well, why not? Like, of course one of the peripheral characters’ dads just happens to be a priest with experience in performing exorcisms, because everyone knows someone like that, amirite?

BUT. The acting ain’t bad, the story is at least mostly consistent, and, okay, maybe I’m just being generous for no reason whatsoever, but Devil Seed is far from the worst movie I’ve seen lately. On that basis alone, I’m inclined to give it a pass.

There are also a couple of moments during the film where I was pretty sure the filmmakers were fucking with me, like they were intentionally making a run-of-the-mill demonic possession movie. Maybe I just want to believe that’s true.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s