Thursday, March 23, 2017
Cell is a 2016 horror movie directed by Tod Williams and based on the novel by Stephen King. It stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
The movie begins with a man called Clay Riddell(Cusack) who is walking through an airport when he notices people turning into crazy killers after talking on their phones. He escapes from them when they try and attack. He gets onto a train with other people. He meets Tom(Jackson) who is a train driver and they try and get out into the underground train tunnel with others, but the others get killed.
They go to Clay's apartment and have a rest. A girl called Alice(Isabelle Fuhrman) finds them and they tell her to stay with them.
Clay has a wife and a son and he wants to go and find them. The group move from one place to the other as they fight the zombies. They figure out that the people called 'phoners' are controlled by something and that they are telepathic. Clay dreams of a man in a red hoodie and the group go to a place where the phoners are congregating. Alice dies and they meet a guy called Ray who gives Clay a phone and tells him to use it when the time is right. He kills himself afterwards. Clay goes home and finds that his wife has turned into a zombie so now he is looking for his son.He finds a message from his son saying where he has gone and Clay and Tom go to find him.
The movie ends with Clay reaching the meeting place for the phoners and finding that his son has turned into a zombie. The guy with the red hoodie is there and so are all of the phoners who are drawn to a giant antenna. The film ends with Clay becoming one of the phoners too. The ending was a bit confusing but that is what I took away from it. Now, I liked the novel and thought that it was a good story, but this movie was very different. The story was changed and it just didn't seem as good to me as the novel. I have to say that the movie was poor apart from that. I like the cast, but this just isn't great. I couldn't really like it. I know that King changed the ending as he thought that fans would prefer it, but I didn't. I thought that the ending was silly and it was just a wasted opportunity. I wouldn't recommend this really so I am giving it a 3/10.
Posted by Amanda at 12:44 AM