Well, I guess I need to put forth a "disclaimer" regarding The Signal
. I was curious as to what others were saying about this movie so I visited Amazon.com where there were dozens of reviews. The average was only 3 Stars with many naysayers complaining about 1) the slow pace, or 2) the terrible plot, or 3) the confusing ending. For me, I found I was in good company with a fair number of 4 or 5 Star reviewers who loved the 1) suspenseful-pacing, 2) the non-conventional plot, and 3) the mind-blowing ending (which definitely left room for a sequel). I feel the vast majority of Sci-Fi fans today are jaded and have short attention spans. If they aren't treated to non-stop action and multi-million dollar CGI from start to finish (think Transformers
), they will reject a movie without giving any serious thought to what they just watched.
Anyway, I though it best to bring this out, for if you fall into the class listed above who need tons of CGI and have short attention spans, I would advise you to skip this one. But if, like me, you like something out of the ordinary which actually makes you think (and wonder what's coming next), this one is for you!
Okay, back to our normal broadcasting.