Should Have Gone With T-Mobile.)
Release Date: June 10th.
Written by: Adam Alleca and Stephen King.
Directed by: Tod Williams.
Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Owen Teague, and Stacey Keach.
Having read the book by Stephen King, I went into Cell expecting certain things, and knowing that I just wasn't going to get what I wanted. I'm not delusional, I know that most books-turned movies fail to give book readers what they want in a movie version, but still, I had expectations.
As it turns out, it was my expectation of those doubts that were actually met. Did that even make any sense?
AMC did with The Walking Dead. Having just returned from the meeting that is about to change his life, he calls his estranged wife to tell her the good news, and because he misses his kid.
|ENJOY THAT LAST-EVER SNAPCHAT, BUDDY.|
This is not going to end for some of them.
|WHY ARE THEY ALL STARING AT HER?|
First off, the cast is great. John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are great actors, and they're perfectly cast in this one. They had great chemistry, and they rocked their roles, as limited as they were. The true standout here though was Isabelle Fuhrman as Alice; in the books, Alice is lovable, and her storyline was the best part of the book for me, and Fuhrman does the character great justice in the movie. Again though, she wasn't given much space to "spread her wings" with Alice, which is a shame.
The Viral/Infected aspect of the movie was pretty cool. The "Phoners" are pretty creepy, and sometimes even terrifying, when they swarm on someone to rip them limb from limb. Especially when they do that creepy digital scream thing.
|SHE DESERVES SOME BETTER ROLES.|
The movie, clocking in at 97 minutes, just felt too rushed. The situation was suitably dire, and the characters were solid, but the story just moved along too quickly for it to be able to be as effective and emotionally impactful as it needed to be. Maybe it's because I read the book and know all of the things that they changed, skipped over, and rushed in order to fit it all into an hour-and-a-half-long movie, but it just didn't play like it could have.
|SAM WAS ACES THOUGH.|
What the shit?!?
|EVEN THE CAT KNOWS.|
|KILL 'EM ALL, JOHNNY!|
I say it's worth a rent, just temper your expectations a bit.
Cell is available on VOD now, before it hits theaters on July 8th.
Orphan is all grown up.