So Just To Clarify: “From The Mind Of” Means “Garbage”, Right?

Last fall, in the exciting run-up to the Academy Award (and MTV’s “Best Kiss”) winning film, Jennifer’s Body, the trailers advertised the movie as being “from the mind of Diablo Cody.” Even at the time, this seemed egregious. After the movie performed disappointingly at the box office (sorry for all the SHOP TALK), “from the mind of” seemed to be an even more hilarious (read: stupid) way to describe the project. Fast forward to today, and another trailer has been released for another movie that looks “great”. This one is called Devil (trailer after the jump) and it is about a group of people who get stuck in an elevator…wait for it…WITH THE DEVIL. Oh good grief. The movie should be called LOL. I mean, to the best of my understanding, horror movies are supposed to be an outlet for our collective fears, but COME ON. Also, it is, like, five people. You don’t have to be Anna Paquin to figure out whodunnit. But the best part of this movie is not the exciting and interesting plot, but the fact that it comes “from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan.” Perfect. He didn’t direct Devil, he just wrote it, because that makes sense. The problem with M. Night Shyamalan’s movies has definitely never been the way they are so horribly written it’s ridiculous.

But so, just to clarify, “from the mind of” means “this is going to be garbage,” right?