Director: David Ellis
Starring: Kim Basinger, William Macy, Jason
Stratham, Chris Evans, Jessica Biel
RunTime: 1 hr 29 mins
Released By: Warner Bros
Day : 28 October 2004
What would you do if you received a cell phone call from a
kidnapped woman desperate for help? How far would you go if
you knew the cell phone you have in your hands is her only
hope for survival; if the connection is lost - she's dead!
Jessica has been viciously and brutally kidnapped. In the
isolated attic where she is imprisoned, she manages to make
a smashed telephone operable. Dialing randomly she makes contact
with Ryan - her only link to the outside world. Forced into
a high-risk world of murder and deception, Ryan must pursue
the kidnappers all the while keeping the tenuous cell phone
connection to Jessica alive. With the taut urgency of Speed,
the riveting action of CELLULAR starts at break-neck pace
and never stops…you'll never look at your cell phone
the same way again.
The idea of randomly calls a number to rescue you from a dire
situation is dreadful. Especially if you are equipped with
only a dismantled phone piece and you might be left for dead.
"Cellular" is an action thriller based on this scenario.
The movie on the whole moves rapidly fast so entering the
cinema hall late might not enhance your viewing pleasure.
Within 5 minutes into the movie, Kim Basinger's character
is being kidnapped by a gang of thugs led by British actor
Jason Stratham ("Transporter", "The One").
mystery happening of the kidnapping starts to unfoil only
when the movie progress. Audiences are left wondering at the
appalling situation and follows Ryan (Chris Evans, the human
torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four") in the rescue
mission. If that's not enough,
Director David Ellis ("Final Destination 2") even
throws in an exciting car wrecking action piece and a humourous
carjack sequence to keep you entertained. The gorgeous Kim
Basinger meanwhile are left to scream and cry her lungs out
and Jason Stratham's villian character is paper-thin, without
much to do except acting tough and talking in a fake LA accent.
It'a a nice surprise though to see William H Macy ("Fargo")
playing a cop instead of those "losers" characters
he normally played.
"Cellular" is a typical action thriller movie, nevermind
the plotholes are as big as a Big Mac but isn't that what
you want to see in the cinema when you simply just want to
chill out after a hard week at work.
by Linus Tee