Plot: A boy wakes up to find an alien has affected him somehow.
Review: This is the second film that had one thing over story with the Signal being style over substance. I mean if anything this showed that it’s not just Michael Bay that can over use slow motion. Also with the story being so weak it’s not hard to guess the big twist and once you guess that the film is a bore to get through. Also the characters act eye-rollingly dumb.
Also the film doesn’t work when the main characters are jerks. I mean it does but only if the film knows that but when it doesn’t you find yourself rooting for the villains. I mean in this film, the characters know that they are contaminated with something although no one knows what the extent is. But instead of siding with caution, the characters expose the entire world to this potentially world ending virus. Granted a lot of this is because the film can’t say too much without giving away the dumb twists but that does not endear me to their characters.
It does have some cool production design and could have had some cool scene if it didn’t over rely on slow motion. Basically this might have been the dumbest film I’ve seen this year.
Trivia: Premiered at the Sundance film festival.