MERGED--> The Movie 'Saw' - WARNING - Possible Spoilers - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 10:59 PM
The Movie 'Saw'

I LOVE horror movies, and I want to see this. A friend of mine who also loves horror movies told me to NOT see this movie. When I asked him why it was such a bad movie, he said it wasn't bad at all. He said it was well-written and well-acted...but it was the sickest, most disturbing thing he has ever seen. He said that a person should not see it alone and should not sit close to the screen.

All of this only makes me want to see it even more!

Has anybody here seen it?
__________________

__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 09:55 PM   #2
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,960
Local Time: 08:59 PM
I also want to see it.

Yeah, it does look quite messed up. Hopefully I wont regret watching it!
__________________

__________________
u2popmofo is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 10:59 PM

I know...while I love horror movies, I'm also easily freaked out...so...yeah. It's quite conflicting.
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 09:57 PM   #4
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 10:59 PM

Just the web site is creeping me out...

http://www.sawmovie.com/site.html
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
An Angel In Devil's Shoes
 
ABEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 18,844
Local Time: 08:59 PM
i coulda seen it in a free preview showing after the sci fi convention last weekend. but i was tired after being at the convention all day and hadn't heard anything about the movie and just wanted to go home. i've heard mixed reviews of it though.
__________________
ABEL is offline  
Old 11-01-2004, 10:47 PM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
starsgoblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Looking for direction to perfection
Posts: 17,828
Local Time: 09:59 PM
I'm too scared too...my friend said she cried she was so scared....


__________________
starsgoblue is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 05:24 AM   #7
The Fly
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Doylestown, PA, USA
Posts: 143
Local Time: 02:59 AM

I heard the same things about the movie. Well written, acted, sick, and disturbing. However, most of the theater laughed throughout the entire movie. The acting was god-awful. The premise was entertaining, but the acting and the script were just horrible. Horror is the most difficult genre to produce and "Saw" definitely proves that!
__________________
Zoomeranger is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 05:59 AM   #8
New Yorker
 
digsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,853
Local Time: 02:59 AM
i agree with zoomeranger
saw it a few weeks ago: this movie had a lot of potential to be one of the sickest and most disturbing films but it is so badly scripted and appoallingly acted that it is actually fuinny at parts. my favourtite lines are "hang on, i think i remember now... (cue long overblown crappy falshback)

it was a bunch of bull which is a shame because it could have been great had it sjut been better written and performed by half decent actors
__________________
digsy is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 07:36 AM   #9
Refugee
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,538
Local Time: 02:59 AM
Haha... I saw this movie too quite a while back, and I have to say that I enjoyed it overall... but I dont think that it was powerful enough to be THAT disturbing. There is one scene at the end (those who have seen it will know what I mean) that I found unsettling to watch, but all in all, the last half hour really is quite laughable.

I love horror films, and though I would say that this is one of the better recent ones, this one really ran the gamut of all the Big Mistakes found in horror movies. The usual stupid feeble woman shrieking at the top of her lungs, idioitic heroes, pointless actions in the name of acting out of fear, frustrating pauses, melodramatic wailings.... and truly hysterical plot devices. (C'mon, don't tell me that the PIG scared you... my sides split everytime I even think of that). By the last half hour, the plot holes are so huge and so ubiquitous, that it really stops being a scary horror movie and one that is really quite cheesy and camp.

Can't say I didn't have fun, though.

Ant.
__________________
Razors pain you; Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give;
Gas smells awful; You might as well live.

Dorothy Parker, 'Resumé'
Anthony is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 01:30 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 09:59 PM
I don't want to spoil it but I thought it was decent until this one thing happens towards the end that was WAY too predictable and made it too much like any other horror/suspense thriller. Maybe those have seen it know what I mean, it has to do with pretending.....anyway, if you don't like clowns, OMG this movie will totally creep you out!!!
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 02:50 PM   #11
Blue Crack Addict
 
bono_man2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In the wrong band
Posts: 28,357
Local Time: 01:59 PM
I wanted to see it until you said Clowns!

but i'll still go
__________________
bono_man2002 is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:18 PM   #12
Refugee
 
maro_chik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,087
Local Time: 09:59 PM
I was a bit reluctant about seeing it at first. But my friends coaxed me into it.

I'll agree with the majority and say it was fairly disturbing and had a good storyline, but the acting was horrid.

One thing I did enjoy was the whole theatre groaning in disgust at one part near the end. The very end was quite a surprise for me.

Oh, and does anyone else think Danny Glover's role was absolutely pointless?
__________________
maro_chik is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:19 PM   #13
Halloweenhead
Forum Moderator
 
Bonochick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 10:59 PM

I think I'm going to see it tonight.
__________________
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:28 PM   #14
Blue Crack Addict
 
Liesje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the dog house
Posts: 19,557
Local Time: 09:59 PM
*shudder*
Attached Images
 
__________________
Liesje is offline  
Old 11-02-2004, 04:31 PM   #15
Refugee
 
-macphisto-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,401
Local Time: 02:59 AM
This movie was so jacked up, there was horrible acting, and the story was pretty good. I thought it was pretty funny some of the parts, but they could have made this a really good horror film, but they always have to screw it with some cheezy acting, and cheezy scenes.
__________________

__________________
-macphisto- is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com