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I am not a purist when it comes to adaptations, and I didn't hate this, at the same time I didn't love it.
It almost would've worked better as a miniseries.
Cell is a quasi zombie story by Stephen King, circa 2005, it's basically the thing Kirkman ripped off while developing The Walking Dead. The novel is a lumbering, melancholy at and times humorous take on the zombie genre and the mass market emergence of mobile communication devices.
The filmmakers do their damnedest at placing it into a modern timeframe, but it's almost too well adapted. While I'm not against changes and remakes, they almost would've been better off just sticking to the material and going all in.
Either way, I don't hate, it's just that the noncommittal to either the source material or the new take left the movie in a sort of state of limbo.
Overall, I'm glad I saw the film, I just wish it was willing to pick a side and just run with it.
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