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Plot: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
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Too Many Cooks Spoil The Pot
It’s terrible to see a movie with a first act this good because I’m absolutely certain that if David Bruckner had been given his Georgian turn as writer-director of an entire feature you’d see a critical and commercial success in The Signal. As it is what we have is a brilliant third followed by a haphazard tailspin into mediocrity where the other filmmakers treat the source material like the film they ape at the beginning, a bad Horror movie. In Bruckner’s hands this material becomes the best remake of The Crazies you’ll ever see, not a zombie movie, and he does it from an objective standpoint. The other two try to probe, over explain, and choose antagonists for the audience to be afraid of when the real danger is absolutely every human being in Terminus; maybe the world. We almost had a Salo of the zombie subgenre (cruel social commentary that never backs down) but like all modern Horror it retreats back to it’s comfort zone of nonsensical cliché. Too bad, this almost made Horror relevant again… Almost.
Great idea + Good moments = Bad movie
There’s a decent, if not original, idea at the heart of this movie, but the film makers are trying too hard to be arty and clever for it to ever really work.
Telling the story in three parts is a terrible idea. It’s such a basic story that’s being told that it feels more like a way to extend it to feature length than a worthwhile method of story telling. Part 1 is dark and brooding, part 2 is like a comedy and part 3 tries – but fails – to tie the whole thing together.
I liked part 1. It had a great atmosphere and such a feeling of dread that’s it’s the only part of this ‘horror’ movie that even approached being scary. It’s also getting somewhere when it cuts to part 2, which is so tonally different that it’s like a different movie. Don’t get me wrong, I liked part 2, but it would have been better on it’s own rather than lodged haphazardly between the far more similar parts 1 and 3.
Part 3 struggled to do something and provide a satisfying conclusion. The trouble was that this movie went from the madness caused by the signal turning people into homicidal maniacs into people who talk at random and don’t know what’s happening. Add the misplaced cutaways and editing tricks and it just becomes a confusing mess. The end just fizzles out and its unsatisfying, muddled and dull nature just about sums up the movie.
Having these three parts as three separate stories would have made for a better experience overall. The main story could have easily been told in Part 1, Part 2 (with a few tweaks) could have stayed the same and then Part 3 could have been a proper finale rather then the delay of something that could have happened an hour beforehand.
The best part of this movie can be found much better elsewhere. The acting was all over the place, with some pretty bad examples on show (unfortunately including a character who appears predominantly in all 3 parts)
I really did want to like this film, but I just can’t do it. A nice effort, but just not a very good result.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
Writer David Bruckner (screenplay), Jacob Gentry (screenplay), Dan Bush (screenplay)
Actors Anessa Ramsey, Sahr Ngaujah, AJ Bowen, Matthew Stanton
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Canon XL-H1, MINI35
Laboratory Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle (WA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDV
Printed Film Format 35 mm