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If the signal dies so does she
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Cellular is one of those movies that could only have been made in roughly the last fifteen to twenty years, hanging as it does on the concept of mobile phone communication. David R. Ellis brings the same kind of somewhat cheesy aesthetic from his Final Destination contributions to this thriller, lending it an odd blend between moments of trauma & violence and outright silliness as Chris Evans races around LA to try and save Kim Basinger's kidnapped housewife after a chance call to his cell phone. The actual plot itself is distinctively average & basic, with the cell phone hook the only real difference that makes it stand out in any way. It's also frequently mad as a box of frogs, lacking…
An interesting premise, but an average film.
I like that films like this exist. Films of this quality and this standard make me appreciate the better ones even more.
You could have a great beer and pizza night with director David R. Ellis' films (the Final Destination films, Snakes on a Plane and now Cellular). Get your friends round, roll some joints, drink some brewskis (or, if you're like me, alone with a Coke and a box of doughnuts. In my pants) and have a good time. Leave your brain at the door entertainment, with Jason Statham getting to use his iffy American accent, William H. Macy as a cop who dreams of opening his own health spa(!) and a pre-Captain America (and Human Torch) Chris Evans being hot and heroic and stuff. Mindless fun.
I remember wanting to see this when it came out at the cinema. The day I went to see it, I had a sudden change of heart as I got there and decided to see Collateral for a 3rd time. I then totally forgot about this film for the next few years...
Worth the wait though, a lot of good fun for a 12A action film! Light hearted, some decent comedic moments (I fear this would have been atrocious had it tried to take itself too seriously) especially from William H Macy, decent enough action scenes and interesting enough to keep me watching. Chris Evans' charisma pretty much carries the film, Basinger is terrible beyond belief but thankfully her scenes…
some good action and way better than i expected.
PUT MY DICK IN CLAMP AND I WOULD WRITE THIS MOVIE. WHY WAS I WATCHING THIS. OH YEAH I WAS EATING FISH, RICE, AND SALAD.
Je pensais voir un Jason Statham movie à cause de l'affiche mais en fait il n'a qu'un second rôle (et de méchant).
Le film est très limite (musique qui tombe au mauvais moment, les pires clichés imaginables, humour de merde, ...) mais c'est marrant de voir le casting : Statham, Chris Evans, William M. Macy, et pas mal de seconds rôles qui jouent dans les séries télés.
"Bon" blockbuster, cela passe le temps mais ne rien attendre en retour.
I really enjoyed this movie. The cast is all-star and deliver top notch performances (I mean, I can't remember the last time I actually rooted for the good guys!) and the plot is suspenseful. Totally wasn't expecting to be as entertained as I was.
They don't make 'em like this anymore: a flimsy B-action movie that is completely unfeasible, primarily due to bad acting, plot holes, and about a hundred contrivances. And yet, it remains somehow entertaining in a guilty-pleasure, I-hate-myself kind of way.
Julia Martin (Basinger, about a million miles away from "L.A. Confidential") gets kidnapped, but finds a way to rig a broken phone and dial a random cell number. The happy-go-lucky beach bum who answers gets sucked into the task of trying to rescue Julia and her family from certain death in a chase around Los Angeles.
The acting is patently terrible. The chase scenes are sloppy. The coincidences are utterly preposterous. But if you can get rid of all the…
The most peculiar thing in this perfectly functional ensemble tearing-around-California film (and believe me, there are many peculiar things about it) is that Jessica Biel's previous film was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, (which was crap, but had her front and centre in almost every scene) and Blade: Trinity which was a great big budget star-maker.
You can only guess that she must have signed up as an unknown, and stayed with it. She's in for 5 minutes at the start, then another 5 at the end. You might have thought they would have bigged up her part a little, but "incidental" doesn't start to cover it.
When the History of the Stath is written, this might be seen as the…
I was really torn between a 2.5 star rating (good-bad film) and the 3.5 (entertaining but flawed) for the entirety of this one. Having just watched Collateral and Edge of Tomorrow helped push the rating up, mostly because the lunacy and silliness of everything in here was entertainingly unpredictable.
the best part of it is the credits when they finally come up .. and not a moment too soon
You can just imagine a round table meeting at a studio in '03 going "Hey so we got these cellphones that can record VIDEO, how COOL is that! let's make a flick about that with a twist starring a HOT new guy on the scene"
"Totally! Awesome idea!" *applause all around*
- the exploitation of that idea is CLEAR, yet in a way it's kind of fun and entertaining for being just dumb and generic.
Or maybe I'm just cutting this some slack cause I like the Felix Da Housecat's remix of Sinnerman and its use here, and in Miami Vice
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