Jacob has written 77 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2021.

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    Watched this with a good friend of mine since it’s his favorite superhero movie and he sorta knew it wasn’t going to please me for the most part but it’s the company you keep that’s important. Nonetheless, I honestly thought it would be worse than what I expected. I thoroughly enjoyed the character “Eddie Brock”, he genuinely has a good heart and his scenes with the asian storekeeper who he has a friendship was kinda cute and funny. As for…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★½

    I thought I should do something different, without studying over a complicated film to watch due to its symbolism, I’ll instead jump right into what I’ve seen because people like myself may not have time to study over a film, which in my opinion is what this film wants you to do. This was without a doubt a visual spectacle and the mythical setting does wonders when driving this mystical story. As some of the snores from the crowd that…

  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    ★★½

    Ridley Scott’s version of Robin Hood is darker and moodier than any other adaptation of the beloved character. It must be said, I’m not a fan of the outlaw and I don’t think I ever will. His arc just doesn’t interest me but what does interest me is Scott & Russell Crowe teaming up again but unfortunately what’s supposed to fun and adventurous transforms into war and politics. 

    There are elements that I adore, the world building is magical and the…

  • Vantage Point

    Vantage Point

    ★★½

    Oh Vantage Point, I remember being so excited for it after seeing the incredibly intense trailer for it and is that Mathew Fox I see blessing me with another major motion picture role? You bet I remember this film and how pumped I was going to the theaters to witness this interesting premise unfold… but I also remember the disappointment coming out of it.

    8 character arcs and 8 vantage points, at least that’s what the slogan is saying since…

  • Matchstick Men

    Matchstick Men

    ★★½

    “I’m not very good at being a dad. I barely get by being me.”

    Very hard to admit that I didn’t enjoy this because the whacky master that is Nicolas Cage gives one of his best performances as this man who suffers from OCD and the ending twist totally caught me off guard but i couldn’t be more uninterested with how this story unfolds. When I write reviews I usually would think of a certain scene that I found rememberable…

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day

    ★★½

    Happy Independence Day!! - (To all my Filipinos out there)

    I was thinking about my past reviews and how I review films in general and I’ve noticed how I’m usually uber negative in almost all my reviews without pointing out what I loved about the film. I always thought that I had to give reasons for my low ratings due to some hardcore fans of the film looking for closure which I hope to explain if needed be in the…

  • Darkman

    Darkman

    ★★½

    Before Sam Rami’s Spider-Man and a little after Tim Burton’s Batman, Rami created something that is supposedly to be a homage to the 1930’s Universal horror films by creating a “dark” and moody anti- superhero film. Instead, I found it to be a comedy because never in my life will take serious of a hero who runs away boohooing like a child holding a pink stuffed elephant that he won for his girlfriend at a fair in which she declined…

  • The Naked Kiss

    The Naked Kiss

    ★★½

    Samuel Fuller is known for low-budget films with controversial themes, which allowed him to make a name for himself and surly became highly respected by many fans around his time. I myself have enjoyed his films before this one. I think they have a sense of uniqueness about them but unfortunately for The Naked Kiss, it’s a little too heavy on the melodrama and the story about a prostitute with a moral compass isn’t all that engaging. The acting is…

  • Band of Outsiders

    Band of Outsiders

    ★★½

    It takes an acquired taste to fully appreciate Godard’s films and it’s a taste I just don’t have. There’s a specific scene and apparently it’s the most referenced scene in today’s pop culture, that scene features the three main (unlikable) characters dancing. It was beautiful and it came out of nowhere, which makes it even more greater. Then Godard decides to show-off when he doesn’t need to. He plays his voice narrating over them as he speaks about the thoughts…

  • Zulu

    Zulu

    ★★½

    Edit: Had to delete my initial review. I didn’t give it the justice it deserved, therefore this is what is left… I didn’t enjoy the film and I wish I had more thought into this but the truth is, I don’t remember a thing.

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★½

    I’m sorry but I much rather prefer the film to be based around Meg Ryan & Goose’s relationship than Maverick and his girlfriend who likes to lick leftover food from Tom Cruise’s chin. Seriously, the sloppy tongue kissing was gross as hell, it’s only acceptable with me and my lady but I don’t want to see that when I watch a movie. I also don’t want to see Tom Cruise in whitey-tightie’s anymore, I believe showing him more than once was…

  • The Natural

    The Natural

    ★★½

    I love baseball. I don’t have time to watch it anymore but I love the sport for what it represents and I have many cherished memories with my late Dad & I going to the games. Heck, I was born and raised in the city where the professionals get their bats, that’s right, Louisville Slugger bats are made in my hometown and I’m proud to say it. Here’s the thing, I was expecting some classic baseball fun or at least some…