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Old 10-31-2006, 11:30 PM   #46
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I've seen parts of Saw 3, but I'm not going to sit down and watch the whole thing. It looks pretty weak from what I can tell.

I saw Saw (#1), and I thought it was one of the most overhyped and inconsequential movies I've seen in awhile. The whole movie just seemed pointless to me, lacking any real reasoning. Some crazy guy thinks these people don't "deserve" to live. Big whoop... Needless to say, I never saw Saw 2.

Not really a fan, but I wouldn't hold it against ya if you like 'em.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:10 AM   #47
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Am I the only one who thinks Saw movies are pretty deep and meaningful?

I mean..not like Fight Club deep or even Truman Show deep. but I think these a whole layer of thought beneath all the shock and gore that seems lost on most reviewers and fans. when I see a movie I usually spend the drive home and the rest of the night thinking about/talking about it and Saw gives me plenty to think/talk about. and thats the most important criteria for a movie for me. I didn't even remember any of the scenes.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:25 AM   #48
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Well, I've found that movies like Saw/The Grudge 2/Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)/etc. are very popular among people your age Gee (15-17 I'm assuming). I think kids put alot of stock into these movies... even when/where there is none. If you know what I mean. A movie being "good" or "thought provoking" to a 16 year old doesn't exactly mean much to me nowadays, but that's just me.

Saw seems repetitive, and lacking anything other than "shock value". Why does this Jigsaw character feel these people "should" die? Because they're crude, uncaring, selfish, (etc)?... well, then I think half of the worlds population should be getting killed off. The movie(s) just seem so worthless to me, other than some nifty torture tools.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:31 AM   #49
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He thinks they underappreciate being alive and tests them to see what pain they would go through to stay alive and make them feel more appreciative about life.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:46 AM   #50
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He thinks they underappreciate being alive and tests them to see what pain they would go through to stay alive and make them feel more appreciative about life.

See that's the thing, most people DO underappreciate being alive, it's normal. It just seems (and I say "seems" because I never saw part 2 and 3; forgive me if I missed anything of significance) like some nut picking on normal people... Maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #51
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Hate to break it to y'all but Gordon ain't coming back.

Supposedly the actor who played him (forget his name) got upset after the first Saw blew up. It was a low budget movie and wasn't supposed to become as big as it is now. He felt that he was underpaid and sued the directors. Doubt they're gonna bring him back after he sued 'em...

This is only what I heard, though.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:48 PM   #52
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Am I the only one who thinks Saw movies are pretty deep and meaningful?

I mean..not like Fight Club deep or even Truman Show deep. but I think these a whole layer of thought beneath all the shock and gore that seems lost on most reviewers and fans. when I see a movie I usually spend the drive home and the rest of the night thinking about/talking about it and Saw gives me plenty to think/talk about. and thats the most important criteria for a movie for me. I didn't even remember any of the scenes.

I agree with you about the Saw movies are meaningful. I just watched Saw and Saw 2 for teh first time last night and they kept me thinking about them for a while. I hope Saw 3 is as good. The fist Saw is my favourite so far.
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