I saw this 2 weeks ago at the Austin Film Festival and thought it was terrible. Bad acting and writing. Cary Elwes using a ridiculous American accent, and the movie totally fell apart in the third act. People in this movie didn't die...their heads just spin around really fast.
(edited by The Vile1 on 30.10.04 1954)
"Don't compare my arm...to your cheap arm!" -Edward Elric
I LOVED this movie. I'd even say that it's my second favorite movie of the year.
But then, I REALLY get into twisted and gory stuff. I still list Battle Royale as my favorite movie ever. Not to mention Manhunt is on top of my gaming wishlist (it should be cheap by now!), and I even liked Final Destination 2 for heaven's sake (even if only for the elaborate death scenes), so I think my opinion's a bit skewed on this.
But anyways, I loved all of the twisted games, and unlike Vile, I actually want to shake the screenwriter's hand for coming up with all of this twisted stuff.
The funny thing is that before the movie, they had one of those Coca-Cola sponsered things on the screen, and at one point had the quote from Secret Window where Johnny Depp's character is taking about how the ending is the most important part of the story, which I disagreed with. I even said that it was one of the least important parts of the story, but I changed my mind after seeing Saw. The ending actually made me appreciate the movie even more.
Saw isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy gory and twisted stuff, like I do, I strongly recommend it.
I just have one question after seeing the ending. Spoiler, by the way, so skip it if you want to see Saw and haven't seen it yet...
What the hell was the purpose of the cigarettes anyway? I know that Lawrence thought that if you smoked it with the poison blood on it, it would also poison Adam. But if the "dead" guy in the middle of the room was actually Jigsaw, then that can't be true. Unless, of course, he has poisoned blood in him, and it somehow doesn't effect him...
The only thing I can think of right now is that Jigsaw wanted to see if Lawrence would actually kill Adam, or that the "blood" was just some sort of poisonous mixture that had to be ingested to have any effect. The bigger question should be is how he managed to lay down for hours w/o moving or breathing.
Depending on how this does at the Box Office, I smell a sequel.
(edited by King Of Crap on 31.10.04 0136)
(edited by Guru Zim on 31.10.04 0030) You think WWE now is bad? Some of us had to live through 1993-1996!
Low-budget special effects. ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC acting. Truck-sized plot holes. A wacked-out twist near the end. No nudity.
(I've seen worse ways to spend an evening, but this wasn't anything special in my book. Textbook horror-genre goofiness.)
“Back in 2000 a Republican friend warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true!" -- James Carville
I'll avoid any specific spoilers, but I am currently amazed at the writers' ability to make as many references to the original series without feeling like they're retreading old ground too much, a la Family Guy.