God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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Saw Saw

Between yesterday and today, Di and I watched the Saw series in order, leading up to the fact that we finally bought Saw V, which I never managed to see. I love this series, I really do. Just great films, in my opinion, and it was worth the wait to finally see #5. Not only was it fun and built nicely on the last 2, but it's the first of the series to actually make me wince...and lemme tell you, that's not an easy thing to do.

I think what I really love about them comes down to 2 things. One, they don't pull any punches, but it's rarely just gratuitous gore, it all follows from what's happening. Two, each one ends with a knowledge that the work goes on, and yes, there could be a sequel, but there's not a necessity of a sequel. Any one of them could end the series with satisfaction, but each one lets you know that the game's not over. No happy-scrappy-everyone-goes-home-happy endings, here. There'll always be people out there in need of a lesson, and John's work will continue, even after his death.

Couple weeks, I just might do them all again. Watching them with the foreknowledge of what's going on behind the story isn';t hurting it for me, it's making it that much more interesting to watch the development.
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