jerewolf34 posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Jacob's Ladder



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Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin
Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pe˝a, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven
Studio: TriStar
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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Plot: After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie (Elizabeth Pe├▒a), and ex-wife, Sarah (Patricia Kalember), try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis (Danny Aiello), fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

Review:

Unfortunately I failed to read this synopsis and was under the impression that this "demonic" world could be real. Instead, this is just a war movie about a squad that got doped up on acid and are now having flashbacks. It's not a bad movie, it's just not a horror movie like people tend to label it.

I guess its strength would lie somewhere between its cinematography and acting--both were on point. And despite being nothing more than hallucinations, the demonic imagery was pretty cool. I just wish the story could've stuck the landing. That ending was nauseatingly terrible. It looked like something out of the tv show 'Ghost Whisperer'.

Not my bag, man.

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