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2011-Dec-25, Sunday 10:50 am
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"Dangerous at both ends and .... crafty in the middle!"

Watching Devil

2011-Jul-08, Friday 12:07 am
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So, I'm watching the Night sponsored flick Devil. And I was struck with the absolute absurdity of the premise. Why would the Devil, when he has essentially the rest of time to torment souls, care enough to come to Earth and torment souls when alive as 'punishment'? It's not his punishment, even the Biblethumpers agree to that. God punishes by sending unworthy souls to Hell. So why would the Devil really give a shit?

But then that sparked a very intriguing notion for a story. Ideally one by Neil Gaiman, of course, in comic form or something equally delightful. Anyway. The Devil has a lot more to gain by keeping the Unworthy on Earth. Sure, there's always the chance for repentance for the soul. But realistically, odds are tremendous that an Unworthy Soul is going to remain unworthy for many years to come. So, it seems quite logical that the Devil would even invest in truly high quality medical care. Keep the Unworthy alive longer to test and break others' faith, to recruit through example and action without even being conscious of the act. An army of highly healthy criminals destroying regular folks' faith and lives through their own selfish acts and such. It would make a wonderful investment for Lucifer and an incredibly ironic publicity stunt for investors. ;)

EDIT: Just finished the movie, and tried to watch some making-of stuff and the good BTS info. Apparently this studio released a special edition rental version for Netflix (and probably RedBox/etc.). This one doesn't have any of those features. Only the main feature is given. You've got to go buy it to get all the extras. Christ, first it's copy protection and now it's this? What's next, DVD/BluRays that stop halfway through requiring you to rent the second half of the main feature because that's the new secret catch in their contracts?? Assholes.


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