Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Saw II

I figured my Hollowe'en wouldn't be complete without a scary movie, so I wrangled together some friends and we went to see Saw II. Not exactly the scariest movie out there, but it certainly did make me squeamish. The tagline ("Oh yes... there will be blood.") certainly did a good job of summing it up.

The movie took a little while to get off the ground, and I was getting a little impatient. I really liked how in Saw the story just jump-started and you discovered all the little things through flashbacks. This one had flashbacks from scenes that had happened not five minutes previously and portrayed them in a seizure-inducing flash of lights and sounds. They were unnecessary, except for the extremely stupid I suppose.

The story itself was rather interesting, and although a few things were blatantly obvious (their connection, etc) nothing important was obvious, though there was a slight nagging in the back of your mind: "Hey, what is going on here?" I also liked the link back to Saw (ever wonder just what did happen to Adam?)

It lacked character development on a whole. A few characters you got glimpses of understanding from, but people like Obi were never really explained, and seemed to hinder the movie more than anything. "Oh no he's evil! But... uh... what?"

Yeah, I liked it. I just really wished it hadn't been geared towards stupid people so much. That was massively annoying...
-LS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%.This movie was geared towards stupid people.For example that idiot behind us.1st one was alot better.I hate stupid people.

The Gremlin said...

The best part about this movie was the trailer for "Hostel" that was on before it. I've actually read the story before I knew it was going to be a movie and it gave me the willies. So it'll be interesting to see what they do with it. As for Saw II, I can't really comment on how it was, because I missed most of it, buried in the shoulder of the poor person next to me. Poor squeemish Meagan...