Thursday, October 03, 2013

Saw

(2004) ***


Two men are trapped in a  large cell, chained to opposite ends of the room.  They are surrounded by clues that lead them to realize that they have been targeted by a serial killer with a penchant for clever traps and predicaments.

Guys, I did it!  I watched Saw!  And kind of liked it.  The plot was twisty and interesting, and some of the actors were great (not the two guys in the cell, though).  And the worst of the gore was more suggested than shown.  On the down side, some of the acting was pretty weak.  More importantly, there were three separate times where characters did not do what those characters would actually have done, and what would have made sense: shoot the bad guy, call for backup, use shirt as extension of hand.  This totally detracted from the potential impact of the finale.

But who cares?  This biddy survived Saw, and that's all that matters!  Horrorthon goal #1: check!

12 comments:

JPX said...

Holy cow, I'm so proud of you AC!!! You know what this means? I expect you to spend Horrorthon watching the entire SAW series - it get better and better! I never thought I'd see the day that this biddy would take on SAW - hooray!

JPX said...

I would also like to point out that Horrorthon was viewed 1098 times today, a new Horrorthon record!

Catfreeek said...

AC I am so bloody proud of you! I'm with JPX, more Saw films!

And yay for us on the views!

Octopunk said...

Thanks for tuning in, folks!

AC! Good for you! Way to work out of your comfort zone and you wrote such a zinger of a review!

I mean "shoot the bad guy, call for backup, use shirt as extension of hand." should be on the back of the next round of Horrorthon t-shirts.

Crystal Math said...

Good for you, AC! I enjoyed the first Saw movie, and one of those guys in the room is none other than Cary Elwes of Princess Bride fame and my very first crush!

It makes me almost want to rewatch the first Saw...

50PageMcGee said...

wow. way to hang AC. when do we see your cannibal holocaust review?

DCD said...

Oh my god, AC!! I think you have to turn in your biddy card now. I'm so impressed. I'll have to try to do something outside of the box as well this year. Of course, I'd have to watch a single movie to even get started...

JPX said...

Right, DCD, get moving!

Landshark said...

Nice! You hinted last year that you were thinking about watching this one--way to follow through!

AC said...

thanks for all the support, gang!
might be open to more in the series, but don't the subsequent ones get more gory?

50p, maybe by hthon 2023?

dcd, never fear, i'm keeping my biddy card for now; there are plenty of films i'm still avoiding!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

AC, you should check out this movie I heard about called Martyrs.

AC said...

jsp, sure, right after cannibal holocaust!