#NowShowing: yesterday I checked out #TheJacket. There was no way it was staying in my watch pile for too long!
Synopsis: A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
I saw this film when it was first released and loved it. Unfortunately, most others didn't as the marketing was poor and it looked like some horror/thriller when it's definitely a sci-fi psychological thriller. It's inventive and unique. If I had to say what it's most closely related to it would be 12 Monkeys, though it's less quirky and decidedly more personal. It's such a shame it's only available on Blu-ray in a few markets (France and Japan). I highly recommend you check it out if you're in to sci-fi with a twist.
This is an incredibly strong presentation. Detail is excellent - the close ups of Brody during the experiments look fantastic. The cinematography is excellent too - with warm or cool colour tones being used to represent different sections of the film (I wont say more for spoiler reasons). It's well worth getting the French import as it looks great.
Right from the opening you're treated to some excellent audio by way of the Iraq War. Bass extension is good and the surrounds get a workout too. Later on it shifts to a more claustrophobic mix which perfectly represents the film. The immersion and realism during the experiments makes you react viscerally. The mix is topped off with the perfect handling of #BrianEno's excellent ambient score.
Actors: #AdrienBrody, #KeiraKnightley, #KrisKristofferson, #JenniferJasonLeigh, #DanielCraig
Genre: #scifi, #drama
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234th of 2018