Saw

Thursday 3rd March 200510:00 PM

I have just written the review for Collateral and said that there is only mild violence in that film. Saw is the opposite. This is the bloodest sickest film of the season. With that remark you have already made up your mind whether you want to see it or not. From the people who brought you Se7en, Saw is another film about a crazed killer with some serious moral issues.

I came out of this film when I saw it in the cinema kind of disgusted to be honest with you. Ask anyone at UF whether such a feeling is possible in me and they would probably say no. But I am thinking of getting it "uncut" on DVD. This film is a bloody, violent head f*ck.

I don't want to talk about the plot too much cause it will ruin it (assuming you are one of the few that have already made your mind up you are going to see it). But I will set up the first scene for you:

You wake up in a room, you can't remember how you got there. In the middle of the room is a body with a bullet hole in his head. Across the room is guy. You both are chained to the wall. Thats all you know! A tape is played telling the other guy that the only way out is for him to shoot you with a gun. If he doesn't you, him, his wife and daughter will be killed.

Question 1. Would you kill someone else to save your own life (and your family's)?

Question 2. Would you let someone kill you knowing that you are going to die anyway but this way he and his family lives?

Throughout the film we are given flashes to other "games" that the killer dude has played with people. They are not for the faint hearted.

Union Films accepts no responsibilty for any mental distress this film causes. Should you find yourself drugged, kidnapped and placed in a similar situation by a crazed engineering student in a copycat killing spree don't blame UF, we only showed the film, years of being an lifeless engineer messed him up.....

PS Did I mention the only way to get to the gun to save your life by shooting the other guy is by sawing through your own leg? Oh, I didn't, sorry.... (why do you think it's called Saw?)

PPS When did clowns get so scarey?

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

86%

Genre:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

James Wan, Leigh Whannell

Leads:

Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer

Music:

Charlie Clouser

Length:

103 minutes

Year:

2004

Country:

USA

Language:

English

18

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