Vaughn as an FBI agent, all suited up and proper looking? I'm
there! He's a honey glazed donut of a lad.
The Cell is Creep-o-Rama central kiddies! A serial
killer to the tenth power, mind play, vicious torture, basically,
the stuff good old fashion terror is made of. It's definitely
Hell Raiser meets Seven meets Naked Lunch.
The killer in The Cell is 100% bone-a-fiddle psycho.
not a condoner of drugs (Acid or Mescaline) per say, but I imagine
the "inside the mind" scenes
in The Cell are a lot like tripping your head off at
a Bauhaus concert (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
movie has some dragging unnecessary bits- but, it is a horror
movie not a classic film noir .
goes.. Psycho man, Carl Stargher (Vincent "I'm so believable,
I hope I don't get typecast" D'Onofrio), has a taste
for sado/masochism. He finds thin attractive women puts them
through his madness, murders them horribly, and adds them
to his Nefarious Barbie human doll collection.
Spooky or what?
Psychiatrist Catherine Deane (Jennifer "Someone told
me black lipstick was becoming, no?" Lopez), is working
on inter active mind exploration. Primarily used in coma victims
to reach into their mind, meet, greet, and attempt to bring
them back to the real world. They explain it a little better.
the FBI (Vince "Remember to call, Emily Blunt at 866-362-5868"
Vaughn) catches The Dollmaker -Carl, Carl has suffered
an aneurysm -literally. He's in a coma!
bring his comatose mental case ass to Catherine's lab for
assistance. According to this demented creep's MO and his
sick video tapes of his ritual-like deeds, they figure his
last female abductee is still alive-somewhere. The
only way to reach her is through him. As he's M.I.A. mentally
they need to use Catherine and her new technique to go deep
into his twisted mind! Shiver.They have to talk to him, via
his brain waves. Into the looking glass of mental terror she
leaps. Down...down..down. It's a land Alice wouldn't
be wondering about long! Carl would have grabbed young Alice,
stripped her naked , gutted her lily white carcaas and put
her in a glass cell, er, display case long before the hare
could show up for tea.
movie's clever and visually stunning. Some of the scenes may
make you queasy- bring you MPB (Movie Puke Bag)
Vaughn is like six feet something of pure marinated man kebab!
Tall lanky, with those adorable little kissy lips... I think
I need a Swingers fix. He's done lots of other things.
Not always the best choices- but, hey, he's working and no one
on this side of the girl fence is complaining. Ya know what
'm a sayin? Check out indie Clay
Pigeons for another side o' Vaughn. He's terribly underrated.
D'Onofrio is not this sick looking. He's a stud muffin in real
life with a theater background that would make Ralph Fiennes
burn poker red with envy, or at least start orating loudly,
spewing Hamlet phrases at him in some thespian grudge
I was wondering who this Jennifer Lopez was...a singer? Her
voice had a Meg Tilly annoyance to it, maybe I'm wrong.
the kids at home for this one- way too disturbing and graphic.
Bravo to the people who dared to make this. It's got it's
bad moments-sure, but it's one hell of a adrenaline
rush the rest of the time. Terrifying..
Recommendation: Nadda- or you'll be hurlin!
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Lopez, and Vincent
by: Tarsem Sindh