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Shelly Russell

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I JUST WATCHED THE MOVIE CELL AND I AM NOT IMPRESSED WITH THIS MOVIE AT ALL. IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THE BOOK AT ALL. PEOPLE ARE MISSING AND OTHERS DIE IN PLACES THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MOVIE SINCE I FIRST FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE MADE. THE BOOK IS BY ALL MEANS WAY BETTER. STORY LINE IN THE MOVIE IS JUST SUCKY AS HE11.. THE ENDING IS COMPLETELY MESSED UP.. I HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO EVERY MOVIE THAT HAS CAME OUT THAT HE HAS DONE AND THIS ONE IS COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTING.
 
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Shellie

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I also am very disappointed in the movie. The best thing about Stephen King movies is the characters and their interactions with each other. This movie left out everything about the characters, we never got to see the relationships build between them and instead of being a group of strangers who become family they were just individuals who happened to be in the same movie. When I first read the book I hated to see the End come I wanted the book to go on and on. And at the end all I could think about was what a wonderful and horrifying movie this would make but the movie comes out and I watch it because Stephen King is my favorite author but I could barely make it through. I have seen other movies of his that left a bit to be desired but perhaps this should have been a mini series like perhaps the Stand. We got to know every character the good guys and the bad guys and that really made the book and the movie. I am seriously shocked that he even allowed this movie to be released. I am a Stephen King fan I will always be a Stephen King fan, but I really feel let down on this one. The book itself was too fantastic to be released as a movie with absolutely no depth.
 

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I also am very disappointed in the movie. The best thing about Stephen King movies is the characters and their interactions with each other. This movie left out everything about the characters, we never got to see the relationships build between them and instead of being a group of strangers who become family they were just individuals who happened to be in the same movie. When I first read the book I hated to see the End come I wanted the book to go on and on. And at the end all I could think about was what a wonderful and horrifying movie this would make but the movie comes out and I watch it because Stephen King is my favorite author but I could barely make it through. I have seen other movies of his that left a bit to be desired but perhaps this should have been a mini series like perhaps the Stand. We got to know every character the good guys and the bad guys and that really made the book and the movie. I am seriously shocked that he even allowed this movie to be released. I am a Stephen King fan I will always be a Stephen King fan, but I really feel let down on this one. The book itself was too fantastic to be released as a movie with absolutely no depth.
Welcome Shellie --Both Shelly and Shellie!
 

AchtungBaby

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I know he at least helped with the screenplay, but it seems like I heard they changed his version a good deal — don't know about that, though.

King isn't really talking it up on social media like A Good Marriage or UTD. Guess that says something.
 

DanishReader

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King wrote a screenplay that was rewritten, and probably extensively, by another writer named Adam Alleca. I'm certain that most of the changes (especially the ones that did not work or make sense) and the rush of the movie, can be blamed on Alleca. I always enjoy reading King's screenplays, and I find it hard to believe that King would do this to his own story.
 

Nomik

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I enjoyed this book immensely and I'll probably watch the movie. My favorite part of the book was the beginning scene ( I laughed heartily and still do), but it doesn't appear to be in the movie. I loved "Kingdom Hospital", "Rose Red", "The Stand", "Pet Semetary", and I didn't mind "Tommyknockers". What ever became of "Under the Dome"? I realize that it may seem like I'm comparing apples to oranges but I'm simply naming screen adaptations that I enjoyed. I've been waiting for "The Cell" and I'm sure I will enjoy it despite the reviews thus far.
 
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Steffen

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I enjoyed this book immensely and I'll probably watch the movie. My favorite part of the book was the beginning scene ( I laughed heartily and still do), but it doesn't appear to be in the movie. I loved "Kingdom Hospital", "Rose Red", "The Stand", "Pet Semetary", and I didn't mind "Tommyknockers". What ever became of "Under the Dome"? I realize that it may seem like I'm comparing apples to oranges but I'm simply naming screen adaptations that I enjoyed. I've been waiting for "The Cell" and I'm sure I will enjoy it despite the reviews thus far.

Under the Dome has ended. All 3 seasons are available now on Netflix, if you subscribe to it. I have to catch up on Season 3 but I'm finishing up the most recent season of Walking Dead first.
 

skimom2

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I'm not very surprised. The movie has been in the can for a while, and is quietly slipped out in June? Not much faith in the show. It's too bad--this should have been an easy home run. Mr. King's least complex, most straight ahead good guys/bad guys novel in years.
 
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skimom2

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Really? Wow, I thought living in the Caribbean you guys would get all the good stuff before us. For example, I'm interested in watching Peaky Blinders (I like period gangster films) but it's not available in my region.
I know! I want to watch Afterlife streaming (since my damn region free DVD player died), but it's not available here, just in the UK. :(
 
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Nomik

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Under the Dome has ended. All 3 seasons are available now on Netflix, if you subscribe to it. I have to catch up on Season 3 but I'm finishing up the most recent season of Walking Dead first.
I dropped out of The Walking Dead around season five. I love the show, but there is only so much time in a day for that level of emotional suspense. ( I have to use viewer discretion) I really enjoyed Under the Dome as a novel, the show was promising too. Maybe it was "trumped" :hammer: (sorry? Couldn't help it) by another show. Thanks for the reply!
 
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basshead808

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I just watched it and I'm also highly disappointed. I dug around found a bit of information. (This may or may not be new information to some of you) Apparently Stephen King wrote the screen play back in 2009 and announced that he had created a new ending based on reader complaints about the books original ending? I absolutely loved the book and how it ended. I also found the following: In early December 2015, nearly two years after the film completed filming, actor John Cusack was asked for an update on when the film would be released or if there was a trailer coming any time soon on Twitter, to which he replied: "Me and [Stephen King] got cut out of that one - cannot vouch for it - don't know whats up with it". I found most of this information and more on the IMDb app haha. I'm sad to say I had high hopes for this one and was extremely let down :'(
 

Chris P

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Spoiler Alert!! Do not read further if you have not seen Cell yet!








Did anybody understand the ending of Cell? First they are walking on the train tracks to Canada, then we skip over to Cusack walking amongst the dead? WTF?
 
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