The Cell – Nostalgia Critic

Before you see The Immortals, take a look at what the directed made long, long before. It’s The Cell!

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14 Comments on "The Cell – Nostalgia Critic"

evsis91
Guest
I have to finally say this; I have a problem with the NC making fun of the detective saying “He ain’t gonna stop himself”. That is actually a good assessment in a psychological profile of a murderer. Some of them want to be caught. Some of them seriously know that what they are doing is wrong and they wish they didn’t do it. In fact, there are some people who have the psychological disorders that drive a lot of killers, and they manage to keep it under control because they know right from wrong and take the necessary steps. Therefore,… Read more »
Zoey Posthuman
Guest
It’s funny, I came to this to copypasta my comment about the same thing. Here: “One thing I have to disagree with him on here is the idea that it’s obvious that he won’t stop himself. Many killers still feel remorse for their murders, and some do try to stop themselves, usually unsuccessfully unless it’s with a firearm. For example, after Jeffrey Dahmer was caught, he expressed massive remorse for what he had done, saying he knew it was wrong but it was a compulsion he couldn’t resist, and that he hated himself for it. He said he’d tried to… Read more »
nblaw95
Guest

Even some of the ‘enjoy it’ killers sometimes just…. stop. No explanation, no morality, they just stop. Why? Who knows, sometimes it could be as simple as they got bored with it.

Ian Bruesch
Guest
“Many killers still feel remorse for their murders” Not exactly. Where Dahmer was concerned, killing was, indeed, more of a compulsion than something he derived pleasure from. First and foremost, his goal was to “keep” his victims, because he was so lonely and afraid to part with them. But that doesn’t mean he felt any genuine remorse for his crimes. He showed remorse in interviews, but even then, he showed a bit of pride. Like in that one with his father where, at the end, he points out a box that looks like one he used to conceal one of… Read more »
HermioneHotpants
Guest

I wonder. If they really regret killing people why don’t they turn themselves in to the police if they know they cannot stop killing by themselves? If you would be a truly moral person, wouldn’t that be the right way to go about it if you wanted to protect innocent people?

la Lumière
Guest
The magic word is “impulse control”. And let’s not forget that there have been series of murders that stopped for no apparent reason. Although it’s believed that those killers most likely couldn’t continue because certain circumstances in their lives didn’t allow them to carry on, like illnesses, advanced age / death or prison sentences for other crimes, but it’s not entirely impossible that the urge to kill disappears at some stage in a serial killer’s life, just like some urges / needs disappear or wane to an insignificant level in a many normal people’s lives or get replaced by something… Read more »
la Lumière
Guest

Watched the rest of this. This movie IS asinine. “A form of schizophrenia that infects blah-blah-blah…”? I just hope this production didn’t have any medical advisors or, if it did, they’ve had their licenses to practice revoked in the meantime. Fucksakes!

Exiles Outcast
Guest
in all honesty, the only thing this movie ever did for me was show pretty awesome visuals in the killer’s dreamstate. I did know what the “philosophical” notions the movie was going on about, but I also found that even they didn’t know what the hell they were getting to. happens to every person who thinks they’re philosophers after having attended a class or two, and not a single “deep thought” before or after said class. other than looking pretty here & there, this movie has no sustenance, not in depth nor sense. all’s I can really say is; I… Read more »
Exiles Outcast
Guest

I will say this though…
this flick at least had good samples to put in music.
Hypoxia, by Velvet Acid Christ. it’s a good listen. {;-)

DeadCobra
Guest
This is a dumb movie -Why are the dreams so clear and why are there like this they would not be this stable -This first disturbed is not a disturbed scene its art -Would you not want to see Lopez in pretty dresses -This bad guy is having a fetish and its a normal one people in our world hang them self two cause there masochists -Seriously why is the guys mind so organized it should be more broken -The victims in his mind is clearly fetish porno -Why did that guy even had kids if he hates him -In… Read more »
Jamesp1999
Guest
1. She is especially skilled at making them clear. 2. Tomato, tomahto 3. Hear hear. 4. Yep 5. It is broken. J-Lo is sorting it out, which is why we mainly see the dream parts through her eyes. 6. Yep 7. That may not have been the real father. Real life studies show that kids are most threatened domestically by mothers’ boyfriends. 8. Again we are seeing J-Lo’s interpretation of it, as rendered onto a movie screen. Timing could be adjusted to allow for sorting out. 9. Conscience and professional duty. She sees a little boy, she helps him out.… Read more »
Jamesp1999
Guest
I count this movie as a guilty pleasure of mine. For the sake of devils advocacy, here is why. 1. This came out in 2000. CGI was still fairly new. A solid case can be made (maybe NC made it) that just because a movie is groundbreaking, that doesn’t make it good. 2001 A Space Odyssey was groundbreaking but (imho) nevertheless lame. I would put The Cell in that league, nothing better but not worse either. 2. I didn’t need to understand the killer any more than was presented to be entertained. A normal happy child becomes abused, repeatedly, and… Read more »
Jamesp1999
Guest

6. The reason she isn’t arrested is that a) dreams are not admissible in court and b) even if they were it’s her word against…what? The detective bailed.

His cause of death would physically identical to congestive heart failure, owing to complications of resisting arrest. And that would be that.

gengarhaunting
Guest

i wonder if i’m the only one who hears be disturbed sung like be prepared when it appears

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