Posted by: steveonfilm | October 8, 2010

Seven Movies in Seven Days: Cellular

Tonight’s movie is the 2004 flick Cellular, staring Kim Basinger, Jessica Biel, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, and William H. Macy.

This flick was suggested by my buddy Aaron since it’s a kidnapping flick.

I don’t know too much about it. Here’s the synopsis:

“A young man receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman who says she’s been kidnapped, and thinks she’s going to be killed soon, along with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch? She doesn’t know where she is… and his cell phone battery might go dead soon.”

It’s directed by David R. Ellis, who’s also directed Snakes on a Plane, The Final Destination, and Final Destination 2. It’s written by Chris Morgan, who also wrote the upcoming Fast Five (Fast and the Furious 5), Fast and the Furious 4, and Wanted. So I don’t exactly have my hopes up this is going to be as good as the last few flicks I’ve watched. Though, these guys have the potential to put together a fun movie, and that’s what I’m going in expecting.

Until next time, keep writing!
-Steve

Update: A few things… Jessica Biel was in this for a total of like 5 minutes. William H Macy is the best thing this movie had going for it. Jason Statham was a wasted opportunity. Kim Basinger needs to be in more movies. And Chris Evans actually didn’t turn in too bad of a performance, and I thought did a pretty good job. HOWEVER, this movie was, at best, average. It flowed very much like an MTV movie, which makes sense, since the creative forces behind this turn out those kinds of flicks. The script had a lot of potential, but suffered from a lot of cliches and a TON of on the nose dialog. It wasn’t a total waste of time, and not a bad movie, but I’m not going to go suggesting this to anyone. The pretty solid acting just couldn’t save a moderate script even though they did what they could.

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Responses

  1. The reason I suggested it was because of the ‘mom’ aspect.

    Personally I think if the movie had had Danny DeVito in it, would have been much better.


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