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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:59 am

So I saw Cellular last night, and I want my life back.

OK, so maybe it wasn't horrible. Well, it was. The acting was horrible, the script was horrible and the action scenes did not make up for it.

Again, it was like a made-for-TV movie. But at the same time, I enjoyed the last 20 minutes.

First of all, Jason Statham is awesome and I was looking forward to some kick-ass action a la The Transporter. Well, if you're looking for kick-ass action, skip Cellular.

Kim Basinger's performance was a great example of why her career has gone nowhere since L.A. Confidential.

William H. Macy played a sissy/tough cop. Yeah, he was a sissy, and he was tough. In one scene he's wearing one of those green spa masks, and in the next he's shooting people. William H. Macy, what has happened? We so loved you in Fargo.

And the kid who plays the main character is your typical, bumbling, idiot, teenager. It was like half serious action movie/half cheesy teen comedy.

But, I found myself rooting for the good guys in the end, so I suppose it had it's desired effect. It just wasn't enough to make up for the hour of garbage I had to witness before it's conclusion.
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Postby Phatferd » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:09 pm

Coppermine wrote:So I saw Cellular last night, and I want my life back.

OK, so maybe it wasn't horrible. Well, it was. The acting was horrible, the script was horrible and the action scenes did not make up for it.

Again, it was like a made-for-TV movie. But at the same time, I enjoyed the last 20 minutes.

First of all, Jason Statham is awesome and I was looking forward to some kick-ass action a la The Transporter. Well, if you're looking for kick-ass action, skip Cellular.

Kim Basinger's performance was a great example of why her career has gone nowhere since L.A. Confidential.

William H. Macy played a sissy/tough cop. Yeah, he was a sissy, and he was tough. In one scene he's wearing one of those green spa masks, and in the next he's shooting people. William H. Macy, what has happened? We so loved you in Fargo.

And the kid who plays the main character is your typical, bumbling, idiot, teenager. It was like half serious action movie/half cheesy teen comedy.

But, I found myself rooting for the good guys in the end, so I suppose it had it's desired effect. It just wasn't enough to make up for the hour of garbage I had to witness before it's conclusion.


I haven't seen Cellular, but William H. Macey was awesome in "The Cooler".
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:10 pm

I don't think i've heared of this garbage film
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:18 pm

I heard "The Cooler" was pretty awesome, but I haven't seen it.

Maybe we should reflect on William H. Macy's career as we did with Samuel L. Jackson (what's up with actor's and middle initials?)

OK, Fargo was awesome, we know that.

William H. Macy movies I've seen since Fargo that I liked:

Air Force One (guilty pleasure, "get off my plane," can Harrison Ford be our next president, please? Nevermind, ever see him in an interview. He's practically brain dead)

Magnolia (commonly overlooked little gem, even Tom Cruise is awesome in it)

Boogie Nights

Seabiscuit

William H. Macy movies I've seen since Fargo and didn't like:

Wag the Dog

Psycho remake

A Civil Action

Mystery Men

Jurassic Park III

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Postby RugbyD » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:55 pm

Coppermine wrote:I heard "The Cooler" was pretty awesome, but I haven't seen it.


It very awesome. Low-key movie with great story and characters.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:05 pm

It wasn't that bad
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Re: Movie: Cellular

Postby Spiegs1106 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:39 pm

[quote="Coppermine"]
And the kid who plays the main character is your typical, bumbling, idiot, teenager. It was like half serious action movie/half cheesy teen comedy.
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his name is chris evans. he went to my high school and was a senior when i was a frosh. he was also in perfect score and was also the firs guy in the fantastic 4
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Postby kentx12 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:39 pm

I watched it a while back and thought the movie was great. ;-D
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Postby Red Stripe » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:55 pm

Spiegs1106 wrote:
Coppermine wrote:And the kid who plays the main character is your typical, bumbling, idiot, teenager. It was like half serious action movie/half cheesy teen comedy.
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his name is chris evans. he went to my high school and was a senior when i was a frosh. he was also in perfect score and was also the firs guy in the fantastic 4


He's also the main character on one of the all time best movies "Not Another Teen Movie." I know most people hated that movie but I loved it, and he was actually pretty funny in it.
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:41 pm

Well, it wasn't as bad as "After the Sunset." That's easily the worst movie I've seen in the last year. EASILY.

So please, I can understand enjoying Cellular, but no one tell me you enjoyed After the Sunset.
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