I remember reading this book and thinking what an amazing Movie it would make. With the right cast and script I knew this could be a winner. I waited for someone to make it and finally they did. We were getting John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson. How could they not make an amazing movie. I waited eagerly to view this long anticipated adventure and thought the day would never arrive when I could get the chance to see it. Then I did. Firstly it has very little in common with the book I read. the book is very clever and draws you into the story. The movie is not clever and the story is thrown at us. In The book we care about all the characters. In the movie we don't. I have to admit I walked out before the end. I just couldn't take anymore. Why oh why did they not just stick to the books narrative. I know you have to cut corners but they didn't cut corners, they invented new corners that had nothing to do with the story. I love Stephen King and have read all of his books but I'm tired of seeing them butchered by Movie makers who just don't understand the story. Save your money. Don't even bother renting this movie. Watch TV instead.
Stephen King's best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. At the Boston airport, Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous "phoners" as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.