The Devil Inside. It’s a horror movie I guess. I haven’t seen it, and I have no plans to due to the fact that I don’t watch shitty horror movies. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 7% approval rating amongst the critics (and only about half of the audience members who also visit Rotten Tomatoes liked the movie). And yet, it made $17 million in its first day of release. It’s expected to do $40 million by the end of the weekend. Get ready for The Devil Inside 2: Devil Harder.
Compared to a decent movie like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it’s outrageous to think that The Devil Inside can be successful. In fact, Devil made more in its opening day than Holmes did on its opening day. Why are people aching for a horror movie in January? Your guess is as good as mine, but what I do know is that studios love this kind of shit. By making back its budget 17 times over in the first day alone, you better believe that Devil will be back. And due to its ability to put butts in seats strictly by its name alone, the sequel to this movie will no doubt have a lot more money tossed at it. That’s money that could be spent on better movies instead of shitty sequels to shitty horror movies. Even though no one actually likes this movie, it will get a sequel and the sequel will at least make back its money.
Money is the only thing that the studios care about and when we pay for shit, they make more shit thinking that we like it and then we have nothing to consume but more shit. This system of voting for shit with our dollars has gotta stop, people. Don’t just go see some shitty horror movie cause you’re bored on the weekend after the holidays are over. Don’t go see some shitty movie just cause you’re friends are in town and you can’t think of anything better to do. Go see a good movie you already saw. Go get drunk. Fuck, I dunno. Just please stop paying for shitty movies because when you do, the whole world has to suffer through this shit.