In the first truly busy weekend for new releases in 2014, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart took the competition, bent them over the knee and gave them a good spanking. Okay, you probably didn't want the image of those two spanking animated squirrels, demonic babies or Chris Pine in your head, but how else are we going to talk about the opening weekend for 'Ride Along'?
A newlywed couple (Allison Miller and 'Friday Night Lights' star Zach Gilford) returns home from their honeymoon with an unexpected pregnancy, but as the husband documents their lives, the pair begin to notice that something isn't quite right with the baby. 'Devil's Due' is the latest entry in the found footage horror genre, and while it does have its fair amount of creative visual effects, the thrills are hardly thrilling in this paint by numbers occult chiller.
Yes, the video above is just a marketing ploy for the upcoming horror movie 'Devil's Due,' and, yes, it's very similar to other horror-centric gimmicks we've seen in recent years. Heck, the 'Carrie' remake did something similar a few months ago. But we'll go ahead and throw our pride by the wayside and just admit that we laughed a whole bunch at this thing.
In the pantheon of bad Hollywood ideas, the one where you attempt a half-assed 'Rosemary's Baby' reboot with found footage would have to rank up there near the top. And, that's pretty much what we're getting with 'Devil's Due,' a movie about a woman who slowly realizes she's pregnant with the spawn of Satan. Watch the trailer...if you dare.