Monday, September 2, 2013

Jacob (2011)

I have been spending some time this holiday weekend with the family and catching up on some horror flicks we grabbed at Family Video the other day. Tonight as I sit here, I cannot believe the weather; as it looks like the UFOs from Independence Day are overhead in the lightning and clouds, it is crazy. However, that weather really did nothing to enhance this latest flick, from 2011, Jacob.

Plot/ Lonely and disturbed Jacob Kell loved his little sister more than anything on earth. When tragedy strikes, Jacob retaliates the only way he knows how - and anyone who crosses his path will know there is no limit to his brutal vengeance.

It is not often that I am left so torn about a movie, but this one did just that. In watching it, there was some good and some bad, something most movies have. Honestly, the bad, may actually outweigh the good, a common trait of low budget indie flicks. However, there was something here that I just cannot place. On the good, there was a lot of gore, and some of the storyline seemed layered. Unfortunately, the acting was uneven, the dialogue and editing all over the place, the pacing was off and the back-story, while there, never did enough to create full characters. In the end, I was somewhat entertained, but feel like there was so much more that could have come from this movie as it had potential. Of course, it could have helped if the storyline was at least coherent, allowing some of the back-story to rise. I have seen far worse flicks lately. Watch at your own risk. Bottom of Form

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