Sunday, June 15, 2014

Devil's Due (2014)

Now that I have finished my homework for the week, it is time to write up another review for the blog. This has been a great weekend and I have a ton of movies to write up, but need to find some time to get there. Next up on the list is the 2014 found-footage flick Devil's Due.

Plot/ After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

While I was excited about this movie from seeing their marketing campaign, I knew that there was likely nothing new with it. What I did not expect was to see a found footage reboot of the classic Rosemary’s Baby. Yes, there were a couple of decent performances, and some of the thoughts were interesting, but it is nowhere near enough to make this memorable. The flick lacks atmosphere, pacing, and excitement. On top of that, the characters are unbelievable, the story is riddled with cliché, and there are truly no scares at all. In the end, there is very little here to draw you in and it does nothing to hold your attention. Honestly, stay away…

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