David Rosenthal’s reboot of 2009’s Jacob’s Ladder is not bad as far as remakes go, and while it’s pretty good in that direction and acting department, where it falters is the story.
Which is the lynchpin which everything revolves around.
I haven’t see the original in a decade or so, but I do recall it being more of a mind fuck that this movie, which is one area the remake could have excelled in, especially considering the state of digital effects these days.
This Jacob’s Ladder isn’t bad–in fact it’s pretty good. The problem is that it’s a remake of a movie that didn’t necessarily need to be remade in the first place, combined with a story that doesn’t have the mystery or the clarity of the original.