Cohabitation Collection – The Cell
Details: Stache owned. Both had seen.
Stache’s Take & Rating:
The first time I saw The Cell I was thinking “Damn, it’s like a full length movie of REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’ video.” And then I learned that Tarsem Singh was the director of them both, so… that makes a hell of a lot of sense now doesn’t it. This was a cinematic breath of fresh air when it came out. There were a lot of ‘psychological thrillers’ that had come out back in the mid-to-late nineties. Most seemingly always featuring some combination of Ashley Judd or Richard Gere. But what The Cell brought in was a sense of visual panache. A look unlike any of the other flicks out.
The story is great, the visuals are incredible, Vince Vaughn is great, Vincent D’Onofrio is even better, and Jennifer Lopez is actually tolerable. And what really surprised me about The Cell this time around was how well the visuals played out. There were a couple CGI effects that looked pretty rudimentary compared to todays standards, but there was enough in-camera tricks and set-design that held it together. The horse-slicing scene still blows me away every time.
Stache’s Take: Dave Wanndstedt Stache***
Stiletto’s Take & Rating:
The Cell is awesome. There, I’ve said it. Great 90′s movie. I was completely taken by the imagery in the movie all over again and I’ve seen it several times.
While Jennifer Lopez is a little hokey overall as an actress, I still have typically enjoyed most movies she is in. This is by far the best.
Vince…. oh, young Vince Vaughn. Let me count the ways. Need I say more?
I had a great time watching The Cell this time around while reading the back story of the various scenes, the art pieces portrayed, inspiration etc. The Cell definitely is interesting on the eyes if nothing else. Seems like each time I’ve watched this movie, I’ve noticed something different.
Can’t wait to watch The Cell again… in like 5 years.
Stiletto’s Take: 4-inch heels *****
Average Guy/Girl Rating: ***1/2