The Cell 2 by Tim Iacofano |Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno, Frank Whaley | 794043123214 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
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The Cell 2

Director: Tim Iacofano

Cast: Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno, Frank Whaley

     
 

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Barely escaping death at the hands of a killer who repeatedly revives his victims in order to draw out their agonizing ordeal, a woman uses her newfound psychic powers to get into the maniac's mind before he claims his next victim. Having nearly died at the hands of the sadistic psychopath known as "The Cusp," Maya discovers that she now possesses psychic powers, and

Overview

Barely escaping death at the hands of a killer who repeatedly revives his victims in order to draw out their agonizing ordeal, a woman uses her newfound psychic powers to get into the maniac's mind before he claims his next victim. Having nearly died at the hands of the sadistic psychopath known as "The Cusp," Maya discovers that she now possesses psychic powers, and vows to use her gift as a psychic investigator. When "The Cusp" strikes again, Maya realizes that she must enter the mind of a madman in order to end his gruesome reign of terror.

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Some sequels build on the logic of the world created in the original, even if they ultimately fall short. Others, especially straight-to-video sequels, are just happy to be classified in the same cinematic genre. The Cell 2 is more the latter film, though it does contain a few token gestures toward the bold, dream-like landscape Tarsem Singh gave us in The Cell. It also includes some brief footage of Jennifer Lopez from The Cell, in a vain attempt to solidify the connection between this film and that. If it weren't suffering badly by comparison, The Cell 2 would actually be a halfway decent serial killer movie, if only by the nominal standards of straight-to-video. Frank Whaley is the one known name in the cast -- which suggests that his character may be more than just a bumbling sheriff's deputy. The other actors are predictably low rent, but not distractingly so, and the concept itself is somewhat interesting: The killer's MO is to keep "killing" his victims and repeatedly resuscitating them, until they finally give up the ghost. However, call a movie The Cell 2 and the specter of The Cell will always be there. So it's disappointing that the woman who enters the killer's consciousness -- an escaped victim who developed psychic abilities as some sort of byproduct of her victimhood -- does so without anything like the specialized equipment Singh concocted for the original. Here, Maya (Tessie Santiago) just has to strap on a receptionist's headset with a little green light attached for good measure, then touch some object touched by the killer, and suddenly she can see where he is right now -- or see his memories, whichever she chooses. That conceit doesn't hold up to a bit of logical scrutiny, and it cancels out the few things the movie does right.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/2009
UPC:
0794043123214
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
93,454

Special Features

The Cell 2: behind the scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tessie Santiago Maya Casteneda
Chris Bruno Actor
Frank Whaley Actor
Bart Johnson Actor

Technical Credits
Tim Iacofano Director
Alex Barder Producer,Screenwriter
John Coniglio Editor
Mark Freitas Associate Producer
Kevin Kasha Executive Producer
Erik Klein Screenwriter
John Massari Score Composer
Diane Millett Production Designer
Rob Rinow Screenwriter
Amy Roberts Costumes/Costume Designer
Geno Salvatori Cinematographer
Mandy Sherman Casting
Lawrence Silverstein Producer,Screenwriter
Nancy Valle Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cell 2
1. Gifted Guide [5:22]
2. Is That You Maya? [3:45]
3. He's Back [5:47]
4. First...Kill You [2:15]
5. How It's Done [3:53]
6. Flashback [6:26]
7. Heartstopper [4:56]
8. Cut to the Chase [4:09]
9. On the Run [3:19]
10. He Stole My Life [3:09]
11. The Face of Cusp [4:26]
12. Would-Be Escape [5:41]
13. Afraid of the Dark [5:34]
14. Inside - With No Out [3:11]
15. The Big Reveal [4:13]
16. Your Memories Are Mine [3:54]
17. Lights Out [3:43]
18. Flying Blind [3:52]
19. Welcome to the Darkness [3:45]
20. End Credits [11:43]

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