Hello to all our loyal fans! Hope your week is starting off well. It is only Tuesday and for some reason I keep thinking it is Thursday...NOT GOOD. Well...anyhow, I wanted to take the time to write my review on this weekend's film of choice, Jessabelle. This is a 2014 film about a woman who has suffered a tragic loss and is now back at her childhood home in Louisiana while she tries to piece her life back together. While attempting to cope with the tragedy that struck her, she ends up for much much more than she expected once she comes face to face with a demonic spirit.
Yeah, I know. It sounds like your typical "some woman gets possessed" type of film. I thought the exact same thing when I read the plot, "Well, here we fucking go again." Trust me, that is not the case at all. Writer Robert Ben Garant and Director Kevin Greutert do a great job of making this film just creepy enough to keep you watching. I promise.
As for the cast, I was impressed, especially with Sarah Snook who played the lead role of Jessie. Snook pretty much carried the film by herself, not because the rest of the cast was not talented, but that was her character's job...and she did it well. Everyone involved in this film did a great job and played their roles well (in my amateur opinion). I cannot say one negative thing about the cast themselves. Well done on that end, guys!
Now back to the movie. It was pretty good. I am not going to lie, because our company and reputation is built off being honest, but I probably will not see it again. With that said however, I am in no way saying that I did not like Jessabelle. I really did. I am always a fan of mystery, creepiness, voodoo, and racial undertones. To the writer, if you did not intend for there to be racial undertones, my bad, but I thought I caught some. Again, the movie is good. It keeps you wondering throughout exactly what is going on, and the story turns enough throughout to keep you guessing. Also on a positive note, there is a decent body count and that is always good. I like death (JK...kinda...nah JK...umm).
The movie like I said was good. Not great but it was a solid "good". I think I know the reason I cannot classify it as great: the ending. I was not a complete fan of the ending. Of course, no way in hell I am going to give that away in a review, you have to see it for yourself and just maybe you will disagree with me. I have spoken to a few who actually have disagreed and rally like the ending, so who the F am I?
Again, I will close by saying that I did like this movie. It will not make my DVD collection at home, but most films don't. SEE THIS MOVIE. I repeat, SEE THIS MOVIE. It is the type of film that is on the fence with many people. Some may this it is a masterpiece, while others think it sucks. I am in the middle and I admit I am glad I saw it. I recommend a viewing so that you can make your own opinion.
I give Jessabelle 5.5 cleavers out of 10. It was a mind-blowing ending from being a solid 7 however. Good film. Hats off to the entire cast and crew!