The Signal (2014)

 
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Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic, regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare…

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7.5
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8.5  (1)
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6.5  (1)
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9.0  (1)
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(Updated: September 19, 2014)
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8.5
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6.5
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9.0
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6.0

Had all the right elements but wasn't as much fun as it could have been

This movie has all the right elements to make it a great movie. The idea behind it is excellent. The story isn't bad. The visuals are great. The directing is great. And even the reveal at the end is really good. So what stopped me from liking this movie? I just didn't enjoy the main characters enough to care. While I was watching the movie, I wasn't excited to see what would happen to them. It wasn't that I disliked the kids, it was that I didn't really like them too much for anything. The lead wasn't a bad actor, but I wasn't convinced he wasn't just some snotty-nosed kid who wasn't getting his way.

This film is worth seeing to its conclusion. After it's over, you realize that it was a pretty cool story and an interesting idea. But they just didn't pull it off well in terms of characters. Except for Lawrence Fishburne. He did everything right.

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