Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.
I feel I was a little harsh on this the first time I saw it. I mean, I still gave it a very solid 8 out of 10, but I enjoyed it so much this time that I feel even that is a bit harsh. I honestly think that this is the best horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and to be completely honest, I think it might actually be even better than Shaun.
What hit me this time…
I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.
Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…