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Devour is one of those movies that I saw because of who’s in it. This time, it’s Jensen Ackles because I’m a fan of Supernatural. I like that show because it’s the ghost & goblin version of the X-Files. When I saw the Devour DVD on the sales bin of Big Lots, I knew that it was worth the $3 or so to see the early works for Mr. Ackles.

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. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki promoting Supernatural in Chicago.

Devour starts strong with a heart pounding sequence which immediately leads the viewer to question the main characters reality. Almost immediately he takes you down the path of his past. Soon after, you are introduced to his friends, one in particular who gets the ball rolling on the plot of the movie. When Jake Gray (played by Jensen Ackels) gets enrolled in an online game, his entire life begins to change.

This movie starts slow but then switches into overdrive without you even knowing. You find yourself questioning what is going on with the main character, what the game really has to do with anything, and how his friends and family play a part in everything. three-quarters of the way into the movie you start becoming aware of the religious undertones, none of which were mentioned in the first half of the movie. The ending was supposed to be a crazy twist, but I found it a little lackluster and boring.

Even though the acting wasn’t awful it couldn’t save the horrible story line of this movie. It seemed as if the plot was pieced together from an amalgamation of other horror films, but never really chose which one that it wanted to be.

Rating: ★★☆☆ 

October 8, 2011   No Comments