M. Night Shyamalan is attached with movies being reviewed. He writes and produces them, but let others direct and write scripts for him. Now, his name is stringed in the new trilogy movie, The Night Chronicles. The “Devil” the first one in the series, may be the one who will save his name from being rotten.
The story and the plot are just pretty simple but how they approach make execute the scenes make the movie pretty amazing. The Devil tells a story about strangers trapped together in an elevator and they believe that the devil is just among them. The narrator Jacob Ramirez, a superstitious Hispanic, talks about a story his mother shares to him. It is about the Devil’s Meeting, a legend wherein the devil is said to come and collect the souls to teach people lessons in life.
There are 5 main characters in the movie. The security guard, Bokeem Woodbine, the Pakistani salesman, Geofrey Arend, the old woman, Jenny O’Hara, the pretty lady Bojana Novakovic, and the American, Logan Marshall-Green. All of these characters seem that they all have their own secrets. Being trapped together in the elevator are not just enough to test their patience, they all die one-by-one in just mysterious reasons.
The security guard, Matt Craven wants to save these people desperately wants to find way how to figure out what’s happening inside. He was on a helpless situation. But when Detective Bowden, Chris Messina, goes into the situation, he tries to handle the situation but can’t help a lot. He has his own demons inside himself.
I would not spoil you by discussing what happened in the movie. The movie is breathtaking and very enjoyable. With all those demonic possessions and diabolical tension happening in the movie, it is worth to watch. The screenplay made by Brian Nelson, is very smart wise. He tells M. Night Shyamalan’sstory quick and fast paced but really is good and the thriller is non-stop.
The director John Erick Dowdle did a good job. He is very impressive as how he establishes the real feeling in the movie. When we watched the movie, it feels like we’re really with those people inside the elevator, and that scares a lot. He shows all sides of the story for each person, they has their own unique story and devils inside them. What kind of devils? I just don’t want to spoil it here.
I love the camera work, and scenes though most of the time, it is just mainly inside the elevator floor. The cinematographer Tak Fujimoto also did a great job in doing this amazing work. It’s like seeing seeing the whole elevator thing making it wide than it is just a narrow place. The shooting has great effects and good lighting.
This horror movie is a little religious in form will leave our hearts the morality it wants to tell us. The narrator Ramirez will keep reminding us how the devil comes inside us whenever we did something wrong. Whether we’re in an elevator or not, we should not let ourselves possessed by our own devils. The main casts really did a great job for this story. The ‘devil” is rated PG 13 and has come in theaters on September 17. Two Thumbs up for this one.