Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Signal (2014)

Director: William Eubank
Writers:  Carlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio
Cast:       Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne


On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated are by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness-only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

It is another one of those indie sci-fi films made on a shoe-string budget. It largely oscillates between horror, mystery and surreal genres but the basic story is not interesting enough to make it any good. Director puts it as a case of someone conflicted by making decisions based on logic or emotion. It is another sci-fi film from 2014 that wants to put 'LOVE' onto a pedestal along with 'Interstellar'. I don't know if it is because of me being a cynical heartless bastard, both these films didn't really work for me. It is a decent enough watch which makes you go 'Is that it?', at the end. Oh, aliens abducted them and are being tested on in their space-ship. Okay, crack on then...

Rating: 2/5