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I must say that the trailer for Saw was great. The tag line used and just the overall feel of the trailer made it seem like this was going to be a great one. Well, it ain't.
Saw is a massive piece of s[i]hi[/i]t, there's just no other way to put it.
What does Saw have going for it? Well the premise for one. The premise is quite clever. 2 guys are trapped inside a ****ty *** bathroom somewhere. In the middle of the room lays a dead guy with a gun and a tape recorder. Plus these 2 guys are also some how connected. They are chained to a couple of pipes with nothing but a saw to get out of this situation. But the saw doesn't cut through the chains, so it must cut through something else...
Don't rush to the theatre just yet. The premise is indeed great but everything else; meh, not so much...
Cary Elwes plays one of the leads and all these years I thought he was dead. Elwes is mostly known for his comedic roles in "[url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=373659#"]Robin Hood[/url]: Men in Tights" and "Princess Bride". And fans of those movies can rejoice because Mr. Elwes goes back to his comedy roots. To bad Saw is a ****in [url="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=373659#"]horror movie[/url].
Leigh Whanell plays the other lead and his acting leaves much to be desired. Not only does Whanell need acting lessons, dude needs to read a couple screenwriting books. Saw is told in a non-linear storyline for no real reasons that I can think of. We get the 2 guys in the ****ty *** bathroom then we get flashbacks to two cops on the trail of the serial killer "Jigsaw". A killer with no real motive other than keep the movie going for an hour and a half.
One of these cops is played by Danny Glover. Yes I know what you're thinking, "Danny Glover playing a cop, no ****in way!"
The plot twist at the end really isn't much of a twist. It's more along the lines of a plot hole. It turns out that the guy laying in the middle of the room with the 2 guys for this six or seven hour period is in fact the killer. So let me get this straight: the killer is not only a mastermind at devising elaborate schemes to kill people, he can also hold his breadth, not make a noise, or move for six to seven hours. I was suprised by this twist though because I dismissed that problem early because it is completely implausable...
I'd never thought I'd say this but if you want to see a movie this Halloween, see the Grudge. Because personally I wish I never saw "Saw". Ha I made a funny...
First I have to start with Johnny Knoxville. I have no idea who or what gave this dumbass the idea that he should act in movies, but I wish he would go back to sticking his gonads in a blender or whatever the hell he does. He is supposed to be the "comic relief" but watching him I needed some relief; Advil.
This is as by-the-numbers as by-the-numbers can get. Guy comes into town, meets old friends and some are good, some are bad. Then guy has night out, things go wrong, the proverbial "s[i]hi[/i]t" does some proverbial hitting of the fan and he realizes that his town isn't how it used to be. And dog gone it, he's a gon a fix it. He gets beat up and goes to court. Guy proceeds to fire lawyer and gives the "hey this durn town is corrupt and if you elect me as sheriff although I've never been a sheriff, I'll make things right" speech. He somehow wins and the crowd chants "Sheriff Vaughn! Sheriff Vaughn!!!". It's amazing that it took 4, count em, 4 screenwriters to write this crap.
Now calling this movie a "generic" action movie would be a complement. Everything about it is bad. The script, the dialogue, the acting, the directing; everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
But any reasonable person might ask "Hey asmith why would you watch this s[i]h[/i]it? You knew it was going to suck... right?" Well yeah, I kinda did. But I like The Rock. I really do think he has the potential to be the next Arnuld. He's charismatic and I loved The Rundown. Plus I was expecting some decent action sequences. Well so much for the action sequences. You can't really tell what's going on and seem ripped out of a Brian Bosworth straight to video action flick.
I'm tempted to give Walking Tall ZERO stars but I liked the music.
Move over M. Night; Walking Tall is the new worst movie of the year.