Luke, a struggling law student, is angry that the drunk driver who killed his mother is now walking free and contemplates killing him. But he decides against this and instead directs his anger at the devil. Concluding that Satan is responsible for everything evil in the world and that he needs to pay for it, Luke does the only rational thing he can think to do: file a lawsuit against Satan himself for damages totaling eight trillion dollars. What could go wrong, especially when the devil actually shows up in the courtroom?
Production Quality (0 points)
Though this production is not as deplorable as the horrid thing that is Final: The Rapture, Suing the Devil still has plenty of avoidable issues. Timothy Chey prides himself in having money to make quality films, yet he is content to flush all of his funds down the toilet in some kind of bizarre effort to get attention. Anything good about this production is drowned out by wild and amateurish cuts and transitions between scenes, inconsistent camera work, wacky camera angles…the list goes on and on. Loud sound effects constantly annoy the viewing experience as a lot of the audio quality is overdriven. There is no semblance of coherency when it comes to the editing, yet this is also a plot issue. In short, just having a pile of money to make a movie doesn’t produce results—it actually has to be applied properly.
Plot and Storyline Quality (-2 points)
Guided by constant narration from a maniac, whoever subjects themselves to this torture is forced to witness a descent into utter madness. Since the entire point of this film is to depict a zany trial sequence, the story speeds to this point and forces you to sit through the world’s most ridiculous legal premise, which is filled with heavy-handed messaging, obvious dialogue, and wacko strawman characters. Chey chooses the strangest villain concepts to caricature and fills the movie with bizarre theology. The story gets stranger and stranger as it goes on until you feel like you are the victim of the world’s most serious trolling. To get to the point, Suing the Devil is a juvenile effort and an absolute laughingstock of a movie. There is no justifiable reason for this debacle to have ever been created.
Acting Quality (-2 points)
But it gets worse. Emotions are extremely over the top and dramatic. There are too many sequences of yelling and some cast members get more and more unhinged as the film slogs on. It’s painfully clear that there was no thought put into any of this.
Is this film a joke? That’s the only conclusion we can come to. There is literally no point to this unstable diatribe that is fixated on Satan, oil companies, and big banks. Sure, all three of these have their share of problems (especially the devil), but are they worth dedicating a movie to? As Christians, we have too much of a tendency to give Satan more attention that he’s worth, and this movie is sort of an example of that. But otherwise, Suing the Devil is a collection of incoherent and downright asylum-insane psychobabble that does nothing except further tarnish the name of Christian film. Whoever keeps giving Timothy Chey money needs to stop, like now.
Final Rating: -4 out of 10 points