The Signal - Movie Review

Real Estate Sales Representative with Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

A weird transmission overruns every cell phone, radio and TV, turning people into murderers. With the city in anarchy, the streets filled with death and chaos, a young man named Ben wants to find his girlfriend, Mya, and escape to safety. Only one problem: She lives on the other side of town... with her husband. Who most likely won't want his wife running off with her lover while civilization is collapsing around them.

The Signal is so simple in terms of its principle that the film just thrust us into the midst of its epidemic of mass lunacy with no explanation ever offered as to the cause of the signal. Yet on a deeper level, the film is also a spoof of our technology-based world, a comment on how (as cliché as this may be) our electronic devices have enormous control over us. Think about how everyone shoots up to see if a ringing cell phone is theirs, or how people organize their schedules around certain TV shows, or how talk-radio listeners can be worked up into foamy frenzy by Rush Limbaugh and Jerry Springer. The signal in "The Signal" is simply an amplification of the hold on our lives that technology already has. Perhaps I'm being a bit analytical... but I call ‘em how I see ‘em!

It was an OK flick. Check it out if you're bored.





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Comments (4)

Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Check it out if you're bored, good summary!  lol  I will skip it.  Thanks for another good review.

Jul 11, 2008 04:18 PM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This doesn't sound like my cup of tea. The analogy the film makes (based on your review) seems to be overdone and a bit formulaic.

Jul 12, 2008 03:56 AM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Chris- This flick is good only if you're an insomniac and there's nothing else on cable.

Rich- Absolutely... just with a slight twist as to the end of days.

Jul 12, 2008 04:24 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

Wow thank you for the good review / thanks for the up date.


Mar 17, 2009 09:14 AM