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Discussion in 'General' started by rhett, Apr 27, 2010.
Why would it be unwatchable on TV?
Atrocious trailer. I hate that "Ooooh, this is a 3D movie" kind of trailer. No it will probably only be watchable on TV. The Saw movies are dark, physically little light to them. So put on those wretched 3D glasses and you will barely see anything. Garbage.
I agree. I prefer the shorter teaser trailer. The whole "This is in 3D!!!" bullshit pisses me off.
This is in 3D?
Well, I've gone through the previous Saw films over the past few weeks, and plan on seeing this Thursday night. The series is an odd one for almost getting better with each additional sequel. I think part six was my favorite this time around, followed by four. Anyway, I hope they keep up the good work, and don't rely too much on the 3-D. Anyone else planning on checking this out Thursday?
I will be there opening night, of course. Can't wait. The larger the mythology gets, the better the movies become, and with this one going back to where it all began Elwes it should more than deliver. Tobin4ever.
I've been with this series since the beginning. I saw the original in theaters on opening day, and haven't missed one since. Weird that it could all be coming to an end, but I'm looking forward to it tonight.
I only just saw the series earlier this year after catching the original film on SyFy. I loved it - the advertising for ALL the films do not do the stories any justice focusing, rather, on some freakshow aspect that doesn't really exist in the films (teeth on strings for #3, cracked fingernails for #2, ect). It was that geek "Saw rules" mentality on the 'net that just turned me off at first. I find them more as police thriller than torture porn (again, another misnomer for this series).
I'm looking forward to this film, but the whole 3-D advertising is flat out funny. At one point in the trailer, a hand reaches from the screen and picks up an audience member. It's come to this, I suppose. Whatever it takes to get the kids in the movie house.
I agree, calling the series "torture porn" is misguided. There's a shitload going on underneath the slasher aesthetic. Going into this last one, I'm sure most fans are looking more forward to how the plot wraps up rather than the traps themselves.
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Rhett legend! I return on Halloween eve with a new Saw. I am going to watch this after work likely Friday night.
It's amazing how it's all come to part 7, being released every year. I really do enjoy this Saw a year ritual, it really has added a certain formula to Horror films in the past decade and Lionsgate and Saw have done a great job in offering us a totally different fanchise to follow that isn't about Freddy, Jason, Mike Myers.
Tobin Bell as Jigshaw has been the iconic figure of 21st century horror in the way zombies/freddy/jason ruled the latter 20th.
I have a hard time believing a fanchise will be allowed to come to a natural end like this.
I think Jigshaw represents philsophical aspects of society's justice and ethics and human ethics. In a way like the tv show Dexter based on the books, killing has a code or reason other then just killing because that's what killers do. Killers codes is the new trend in horror
Did I just see bad CGI saw blades flying out of the screen and an audience member being picked up out of their seat and pulled into the movie? Wow. Just....wow. Pass.
Just came back from watching this and I’m somewhat disappointed. The 3-D did not impress me much. Granted, I’ve only seen Avatar in 3-D so anything else is going to come up short in comparison, but it just seemed pointless. On the upside, it wasn’t dark and I could see everything fine. The main interest for me was the story, and the whole thing had one glaring omission.
Jigsaw is in one scene. That’s it. It’s a flashback that helps establish a new character who plays the main game. Tobin is quite good in the scene ( of course, right?) but that’s all we really get of him. He’s on a videotape in some other scenes, but it’s the least we’ve seen of him since the first picture.
The main game isn’t too suspenseful, but it picks up towards the end with the standard Saw cross cutting that always leads to the big ending, which in this case is kind of predictable and uninspired.
Dr. Gordon is revealed as the final accomplice, and he traps Hoffman in the bathroom from parts one and two. It’s sort of explained very quickly how he’s helped with the surgical aspects of the previous games, but there could have been some great flashbacks with he and Bell throughout the film.
Anyway, it was a disappointment considering it’s supposed to be the final movie. I’m interested to hear what everyone thinks.
Just got back from a 8pm showing and HATED it. I would consider myself a fan of the Saw series and have enjoyed all of them to some extent ... even Saw V. This one just didn't do anything for me and I was angry when walking out of the theater. Being the supposed last movie of the series, the franchise deserved a lot better. RIP Saw.
Just got back from this and was also quite disappointed. I really enjoyed the series up until 5, then it started going downhill with 6, and now 7 (in gimmicky 3D none-the-less) just sloppily wrapped it up.
The subjects chosen for the games were poorly connected and this one felt more like a soap-opera (especially acting-wise) then the rest of the series. Both Tobin and Elwes have minimal screen time which was the biggest disappointment. Some of the traps were kind of repetitive, but it was nice to finally see the jaw-rig in action.
I think if Bousman had directed 6 and 7 it might have ended better, as Gruetert didn't have the chops. So Saw 3D gets a 2 out of 5.
Best to worst:
Saw 7 3D
EDIT - My full review here: http://reeltoreelradio.blogspot.com/2010/10/game-over.html
MorallySound, you are the only person that I know that puts Saw V in as high regard as me. I think the original Saw missed its marks for all the potential it had, it could have been highly art house or commercial and decided to do neither. As it is, it's sequels chose for it. If it had been the Waiting for Godot (with gore) as it could have been it would be on top, of course it would have no sequels.
As it is, I will see Saw 3D on Sunday. My list is:
If I had to rank them right now, I'd go:
I thought 3D was fun enough; sloppy as hell on the writing end, but immensely entertaining nonetheless.
I'd put Saw V above the first and say it's easily the best of the seriers so far. Doesn't sound like 7 has much hope of taking that title away, but I didn't read any spoilers.
I wasn't disappointed, mostly because the two before this had really dropped off quality-wise. Mind you, I haven't REALLY enjoyed any since the first, but they were at least entertaining. The last two were shot and edited in a way that made them look extremely cheap (Darren Bousman REALLY needs to get more credit for the ones he did) and the acting was shit.
The chick who played Jigsaw's wife is a MILF with a gorgeous rack, but that's sadly not enough to cover up her amazing lack of acting talent. Shit, she even RUNS terribly.
That said, it was all thrown together and didn't mean much. It felt like that last fuck session with a girlfriend: it's still sex and that's alright, but all the passion and feeling is long gone and you realize that leaving is definitely the way to go.
I'm going to have to disagree with most of the people on here. I fucking loved it and thought it was a fitting end to the series.