- Feb 1, 2019
- Ontario, Canada
I did figure this one out. Though it is graphic, I appreciate movies that really do follow the logical conclusion and reward you for thinking out how it can work. Not many movies, especially horror, do this.Saw (2004): Saw it again last night and it still has teeth. Love the way the timelines cut backwards and forwards, providing misdirection and red herrings. The existential terror experienced by Adam and Lawrence as they appreciate the nature of their plight. Made worse for Lawrence as his wife and child are also abducted. The intensity of Detective Tapp's obsession is white hot, he is intent on capturing Jigsaw but is he following the wrong suspect? The traps gruesome, gory yet effective. The torture level in this film is perhaps lesser than in the sequels but it's all the stronger for that: the horror is more concentrated. May twists and surprises in the plot. Directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell from a story by Wan and Whannell. 8/10. On Netflix,
The ones that put in red herrings and then just make an ending that you ask "where did that come from?", are just disappointing.
Scream is one other movie that came to the logical conclusion, which I had figured out before the ending.
These movies are fun and I feel the writers respect that people are smart enough to follow a well thought out plot line. I also respect them for putting in the work required to do this.