Unfortunately Saw has meandered away from its original themes of testing people to the brink of destruction in order to redeem them and has become more of a Hostel-style gornfest. See the first two films and let it end there, focusing on the character portrayed by Tobin Bell and the message he's trying to send, rather than the severed limbs and gouts of blood.lacktheknack said:If that's torture porn, then I don't understand the fetish.
I have never been so scared of a movie that I couldn't sleep. I have also never been so scared of a movie that I couldn't function on a day to day basis ( going to the bathroom in the dark past midnight, seeing spooky shit from the corner of my eye, etc...). Sure I've been startled by movies when something unexpected jumps from behind the sofa and goes "boogy boogy boo gluugh!" and the the amp gets cranked to 11. But that is a cheap thrill that could have happened in ANY movie.Proteus214 said:I saw this a few nights ago and I haven't been able to sleep since. Not going to dress this up: it was fucking scary.
They won't hollywood is so stuck on the band wagon like they where with Friday the 13th, before we know it there will be a "Saw X in space!" And oh, for the record, I could only sleep because I already have a pad lock that goes on my closet.hungoverbear said:I watched this movie last night and i did not sleep at all! Great review Bob, hopefully now Hollywood will realize that copious amounts of gore does not equal a scary movie.