The Signal (2014)
Starring Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, and Laurence Fishburne
Directed by William Eubank
While the premise of The Signal is certainly intriguing, director and co-screenwriter William Eubank has crafted a film that looks really good (and surprisingly expensive given what I must assume was a relatively low budget), but lacks any real substance. His eye for images is impressive, but Eubank's film drags. There's not enough here to warrant a feature and a few inconsistencies in the story make the climax feel a bit too far-fetched. The three younger actors are all charismatic enough to carry their scenes, but overall there's just not enough positive here to place this in the recommendation column.
The RyMickey Rating: C-