Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.
I first saw Repo Man late at night as a kid on the Bravo channel here in the UK. That channel played a big part in shaping my cult tastes. I would spend almost every Friday and Saturday night watching stuff and have fond memories of falling asleep only to wake up half way though some strange film I had never heard of.
I didn’t have a great memory of Repo Man so it mostly felt new to me. I…
I think this hit with me even more on a second watch. I don’t think there has ever been a more relentless action film ever made and certainly not a more violent one. The fight scenes are flawless and the brutality non stop. Filled with great characters I have to say that I think it out does The Raid films and I love them. With all the horrible things done to peoples bodies in this, it’s odd that the thing that got to me the most is when a guy misses a kick and smacks his shin on the corner of a metal pillar. Ouch.
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…