Ignorance can be a funny thing and it sure as hell was to me last night. Last last evening I attended an advanced screening of Scott Pilgrim (review coming later today) and the movie was replete with all the trailers that come right before it. Well one of them just so happened to be the trailer for Devil. If anyone reading this doesn’t know about it, follow this link to the trailer we posted.
Anyway, keeping up on movies before they premiere is something fan boys have been doing since the dawn of time. Sometimes there are unexpected perks that come from knowing things about movies in advance; this was one such instance. In this day and age I thought everyone kept up on movie news, especially those who are seeing an advanced screening for something like Scott Pilgrim. Well that’s where I was wrong. I’ve seen the trailer for Devil and despite the creative mind behind it, I am still very intrigued and can’t wait for its release. That said, nearly everyone in the audience didn’t know a thing about the movie.
The trailer starts out creepy, interesting and like something you may have seen but it doesn’t look very predictable. In fact it had the whole audience going “ohh” and whispers of “this looks good” could be heard here and there. But that’s when this happened…
As soon as these words appeared on screen there was such a collective and deflated “Aw, Nooo” from the audience that I could have sworn they rehearsed it. It really made me laugh and I wanted to share the story with you. So while I’m going to see it no matter what, I’m going to bet that the 95% of those theater patrons won’t be. But let me ask you. Does anyone think this looks good? Is anyone planning on seeing it? Do you think M. Night still has a shot at redemption?