Thursday, November 5, 2009

DVD Review: Drag Me To Hell

Seeing the trailer for Drag Me To Hell when it was first introduced back in the summer, it looked extremely interesting. We had no idea what it could have been about, except that some dude had a spirit coming out of his mouth and the name of the movie was very intriguing, Drag Me To Hell.

Now, the previews didn’t give too much information on the movie, and neither will we. But we will say that the movie is very entertaining with its special effects and storyline. There is a moral to this story as well, and that will be discussed at the end of this review. But the story of Christine Brown is an odd but sad one. She’s a loan officer in a bank and she wants the assistant manager position real bad. She has competition in a new hire, which the manager has high hopes for. The manager won’t give a decision on who’s he going to name as assistant manager and explains that the two are running neck and neck for the position. Every little thing and every big thing could determine if Christine gets the position she dreams about. The new hire, Stu, is a shifty eyed individual, who you can see, will do anything to undermine Christine and win that position.

When an old lady sits down with Christine and asks for a third extension on her home loan, Christine feels for her, but asks her manager for the extension. The manager doesn’t want to make that decision and leaves it up to Christine. Christine, thinking that denying the old lady an extension will get her in the good graces of her manager, tells the old lady the extension can’t happen and that she’ll be losing her house. The old lady flips out in the middle of the bank and is carried out by security. When Christine is in the garage about to go home, an altercation occurs which leaves her altered, mentally and spiritually.

As the movie progresses, Christine finds out through a seer, that she’s had a curse placed on her and in a matter of 3 days, a demon will come to claim her soul for his own. Now Christine must find the old lady, make amends and ask for the old lady’s forgiveness and to have the curse lifted. As the day turn to night and night to day, a shadowy figure abuse and torment Christine. Through various methods, including a séance, Christine tries to rid herself of the curse and this demon figure that has been tormenting her and will come to claim her soul in a matter of days. The seer then gives her a bit of advice that seemed so simple and could have been done in the very beginning to avoid the drama that her life has been enduring, but the seer wanted to help another medium rid the world of the demon that was unsuccessful 40 years prior.

Once all efforts seem successful, a mental mistake is made and not only does Christine still have to confront the demon that wants her soul, it’s a mistake that she’ll regret for the rest of her life.

The moral of this story is that one’s greed and desire can hurt other people and ultimately destroy oneself. Christine Brown had the opportunity afforded to her to save the old lady’s home and she sought that opportunity to advance her career by putting the old lady out on the street. Not knowing that her one little loan extension will not make or break the bank. She put herself first above someone who needed help and it eventually came back on her in the worst way. Not saying that eternal damnation is a punishment for such a selfish act, but you never know who you’re dealing with and what those people can do to you once you’ve wronged them. Selfishness and greed was Christine’s motivation and it was her downfall. The same thing happened to Tony Montana in the movie Scarface. He got greedy and made a mistake in poor judgment and he died for his selfish act. Remember to think of others first, even with the smallest of things, it’ll make you feel better. Don’t think that you have to be obligated to do anything for anyone, but do it out of the kindness of your heart. You’ll never know when you’ll rely on someone to do something for you, when you’re down and out.

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