In 2004 a little movie came out that I did not watch. The following year another one made its way to the screen, and I still did not watch it. I flat out refused to watch these movies because I thought they were nothing more than torture porn.
Well… they are nothing more than torture porn.
Okay, the first one is not. I finally watched the first one in the summer of 2006. Honestly, I thought it was a bit boring until the end. Then I had to immediately watch it again. There was so much I missed the first time around because even though I had actively chose to watch the movie, I wasn’t watching the movie.
Thus began my obsession with Saw. There is something about the first one… I don’t know what it is, but those two Aussies just created a world that was so twisted and yet somehow … it just made sense. All the interconnections just worked. Yes, it left a lot of holes, but the holes let the viewer think of outcomes themselves.
Then I watched the second one, the one by Mr. Bousman, and I was very disappointed. Now I like this guy’s style and cannot wait for Mother’s Day, but I did not like what he did to the story. It was just … highly predictable.
I saw the third in the theater. I liked it. It wasn’t my favorite, but at least it told a story.
The fourth was a little bit of a letdown and once again was predictable.
I completely skipped out on the fifth one, and from what I’ve heard I didn’t miss much. I’ll watch it eventually.
Now for Saw VI.
I really enjoyed it. It actually had a story, and a good one at that. It really went into the back story that ALL the fans were asking for. Well, all except Dr. Gordon.
FACE IT PEOPLE!!! He died in the hallway. He did just cut off his foot.
Sorry, I really needed to get that out. Go out and read the Saw message boards and you’ll see what I mean.
But seriously, the movie is worth seeing. Yes, there are some awful “games” throughout the movie, but it is a Saw movie. It comes with the territory. The opening game did make me laugh, though. Two people are trapped in cages and they are supposed to give “their pound of flesh” only Jigsaw means literally. They are given a large carving knife and a butcher block chopper. So we have a fat guy on one side that starts cutting off chucks of fat from his abdomen. On the other side is this skinny ass chick. She panics and grabs the carving knife and contemplates “fingers… hand… arm…” cause she doesn’t have the luxury of extra fat. She decides arm, but instead of immediately grabbing the chopper on hacking away, she saws a bit. So I’m laughing yelling at the screen, “use the butcher’s, you dumb bitch,” and my co-worker’s are now very concerned for my sanity, but am I wrong. They were on a timer. She does end up using the chopper and removing her arm (oh, SPOILER alert… it’s only the first 5 minutes of the film, get over it) and outweighing the competition.
I highly recommend it. Surprisingly enough I would actually rate it second on my list. The original is first, obviously, and then VI, III, IV, II, and V, but only because I haven’t seen V.
So, that’s my review.
OH!..... I’m pretty sure that I saw a thumb or a PA’s head in the corner of the screen during one screen. I would have to rewatch it to make sure and get note what scene it was, but I’m pretty sure it was an oops. I like finding oopses in movies.
I’ll be back soon with whatever movie I watch next.