The Daily News wrote about how the “Devil” trailer evoked laughs from the audience at an “Inception” screening, but the article ended with this glimmer of hope: “Its mysterious nature…suggest that Shyamalan is planning a return to form.”
I’m hoping so. The Sixth Sense was so WOW! Unbreakable was okay. Good intent, but my God was it slow! Signs was pretty okay. Again, teetering dangerously close to being too slow, but it compensated with good suspense. The Village is where I think a lot of critics say he started making a noticeable downward turn.
Devil is the first movie of The Night Chronicles, a series of supernatural thrillers Shyamalan’s producing. (But not writing, according to an article on EW.com by Kerrie Mitchell.) Devil certainly looks promising, but will it be? Or will it be another anticipated M.Night Shyamalan film that disappoints?
We’ll find out tomorrow.