Saw Movie Review
Ok, Before I start I want to preference this with a small disclaimer much like the i did for Mirrors. I really love these torture porn type horror movies. Also, horror movies that use very rough, dirty settings. That are high on gore and shock. As most of you know I do not care for supernatural horror which is why when i reviewed Mirrors I chose to let you know how I felt regarding supernatural horror. Now Saw. I will tell you that in the very first few minutes of Saw I knew we had something different. Violent. Twisted. Surreal. And Beautiful. First, I like the element of having evil men, doing evil things and cops after them. One day I will do a review for Se7en. Anyway, this movie had a couple of my favorite actors Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) and Danny Glover (Predator 2, Lethal Weapon series). So immediately, I was some what pumped for this movie from the gitty up. Let me say. This movie is raw, brutal, gritty, twisted. It brought to us one the most twisted mind fuck movies ever. The traps were unbelievable and Danny Glover was great as a detective trying to track his killer. Then that brings us to Jigsaw. Tobin Bell expose to the world a smart twisted presenter of violence. That had a purpose. The dialog between Elwes and Whannell was solid even if Whannell had a bit too much whiny bitch for me. I still rooted for him and Elwes to get out. As we all know then came time. When you realized he was going to cut his fucking foot off.. I know you thought oh jesus. But, then A old man stood up. in that room and some of the greatest music ever started playing and people across America people stood up and said "oh fuck" this mutha fucker is the killer. and then "Game Over" and the door slammed. And you felt as if you just witnessed cinema history. With a ending that reminded me of Se7en in some way but, left you going. Oh Jesus. What did I just see? Wow. And a legendary horror film series was born. I will soon do reviews for all the films. Anyway. If you buy some chance haven't seen Saw. And you enjoy horror. Go buy it. I would say rent it but, I can't imagine not owning this movie. I give it 5 out 5 axes. One of my top 20 all time best horror movies. Maybe in the top 10. Great fucking movie.
Saw is a 2004 horror film, the first installment of the Saw film series. Directed by James Wan and written by Wan and Leigh Whannell, Saw was filmed during only eighteen days of production. It was first shown at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2004 and saw international release later that year on October 29. Saw is essentially an expansion of Wan and Whannell's 2003 short film of the same name.
The film's story revolves around two men who are kidnapped and trapped locked in an industrial bathroom with a dead body between them and given instructions related to escaping. Meanwhile, police detectives investigate and attempt to apprehend the criminal responsible, the "Jigsaw Killer".
Originally rated NC-17 for strong, graphic violence, the film was slightly edited to achieve an R rating. The unrated version is available as the Saw: Uncut Edition, a DVD special edition that was released around the same time that Saw II was released theatrically.