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Cell - The Movie

Discussion in 'Cell' started by Bev Vincent, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    I will revive this discussion as I just got around to watching this last night. I had been excited about this when it was first announced but that quickly faded as the reviews started to come in. I decided to not spend my $9.99 for the VOD and wait until it was actually free. Glad I did, so the only thing lost was the hour and half of my life.
    I honestly knew it was going to be bad the first few SECONDS of the film and here's why. The opening title sequence looked like a first day film school student did it. I mean who cares about the titles and how they are right?? no, this literally looked like it was just the working cut before they add the nice fonts and stuff. It was just big black bars with standard white text. It looks awful and beyond amateurish.
    Not much more can be said that I have not read already about this on here and other places, but the opening scene might be the best part of this movie even tho the location of the pulse was changed to an airport.
    There is absolutely NO chemistry between Cusack and Jackson, I found this surprising as they worked well in 1408. Cusack looked sick, and as someone else stated, Micheal Jackson (ish) it was weird watching him. As for Jackson, well he could of just been anyone definetly not the Samuel L. that everyone knows. He has the kinda trademark about him that he brings to every movie and that in my opinon is why he gets cast so much and its expected, kinda like casting Christoper Walken, no matter the role you know what your getting. That is not the case here, just flat flat flat.
    The pace is beyond rushed, the filming is super choppy. The plot completely lost. The Raggety man a complete fail. Hell I didnt even care if he found his kid or wife at one point. All emotion lost. I can go on and on, but the movie was just an awful adaption of the book in every way possible including the butchered ending that really made no sense at all.
    After reading the book I thought to myself, this should make for a great easy to adapt movie. Well I was wrong about that. We can add this to the massive pile of SK movie failures.
    Tooly, skimom2, GNTLGNT and 1 other person like this.

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