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SAW 2 : Mega Box Office Success ?

  1. Dec 29, 2005 #1
    SAW 2 : Mega Box Office Success ?!!

    What's "wrong" with SAW 2 ? For the past three evenings i was trying to get a ticket for this motion picture but all seats have already been sold out. The only time that happened in the past was with the Lord of the rings movies, the Starwars movies, The director's cut of the Exorcist. I really enjoyed the first SAW movie. It was easier to get a ticket then because it was not yet very well known. But nowadays, it is a real living hell to get in for the second one.

    Did anyone see it ? Did you like it ? I hear it is one of those rare sequels that is as good as the first movie.

    Anyhow, wish me luck for tonight, because i will be trying again to acquire three tickets...
    If i don't get them tonight, well, then OOHH YES THERE WILL BE BLOOD !!!
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  3. Dec 29, 2005 #2


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    A movie about a SAW??

    Haven't heard about it, won't rent it, and i'm certainly not going to see a follow-up movie about the new adventures of an agricultural tool. :grumpy:
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  5. Dec 29, 2005 #4

    Err, why did i ever start this thread?

    I finally got my tickets, that's all that matters.

    I am out of here


  6. Dec 29, 2005 #5
    Ok, is this your opinion or did you just copy it somewhere ? Did you actually see the movie ?

    Just wondering.

    I don't understand this comment. What does it mean ? How did you (or your source) judge "these moviegoers" ?

  7. Dec 29, 2005 #6

    Err, the movie is more about why one needs the saw or why the saw is even part of the story. Actually, the script behind the first SAW movie was quite original, IMO

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    What kind of a sick and twisted pathetic loser will want to see a movie that promotes violence in a form of torture? I could probably use more colorful words but here in US the first amendment allows all kinds of garbage
  9. Dec 29, 2005 #8
    :rofl: :rolleyes: :rofl:

    Clearly we can just disregard your posts in this thread since you do not know what you are talking about.

    Thanks for the clarification

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    Well I had to watch the trailer for both of those lame movies, and I'm convienced that only losers will want to see it.
  11. Dec 29, 2005 #10
    That's like judging a book by it's cover, my dear friend.

    A trailer is not a representative parameter to judge an entire movie.


    edit : do please refrain from calling names. It's a pittyful manifestation of immature behaviour.
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    marlon are you on drugs? this movie is the epitome of mindless violence and torture wrapped in action-style script. anybody who remotely enjoys those kinds of movies is DUMB
  13. Dec 29, 2005 #12
    i saw the first movie after much coaxing by a friend. i absolutely hated it, and i think its disgusting that anyone would consider that entertainment. what sort of sick society do we live in when the entire film had NO purpose but to show the mutilation of bodies, and the belittlement of human compassion!? its disgusting. there is no underlying moral story, the ONLY appeal is gore and the twisted pleasures of torture.

    aside from my profound sadness and loss of faith in human nature because of such disgusting films being successful and enjoyed by people, i'm alarmed that there was a sequel, which as far as i've heard, has even LESS plot line than the orginal. the only way in which the second movie compares to the first is strictly in aspects of violence and torture.

    the friend who forced me to see the first SAW loved it, and he went and saw the second and said it sucked. I hated the first, and no one could ever convince me to see the second.
  14. Dec 29, 2005 #13
    Isn't human intellgence a bit too complex for it to be judged based upon one single parameter ?

  15. Dec 29, 2005 #14
    may i ask, why did you enjoy these movies?
  16. Dec 29, 2005 #15

    Relax, it's just a movie.

    Don't you know the very reason why the Jiggsaw organized his "riddles" ? I do have to pay attention, Gale.

    How can you call somebody that forces you to go see a movie a friend ? I think there is something wrong with your morals here.

    Gale, even a third SAW movie is being planned.


  17. Dec 29, 2005 #16
    he insisted i'd enjoy it... he however didn't realize that i have an appreciation for human life and dignity...

    ..he appologized..

    and yeah? why did he organize his riddles? sure.. he helped that poor girl.. yeah, what a great guy! no, he just picked f-ed up people to begin with, there's no good intent, just the desire to mutilate and torture to someone to the most extreme. the killer was just a sadist with sick intentions of testing human character in his perverse situations.

    I don't care that its just a movie.. Its ENTERTAINMENT! the movie in itself is excusable in that no one is actually killed or hurt, the most sickening aspect is the fact that the movie is appreciated and actually enjoyed at all. people WANT to watch people killed and tortured, thats disusting. even its fantasy, when you're involved in a movie you feel things, and you feel pleasure watching those bodies be mutilated. that's absolutely disgusting.
  18. Dec 29, 2005 #17
    Finally a good question.

    I really liked the first SAW movie because it contained an original underlying script. I am talking about the fact that the Jiggsaw is not an actual murderer because technically he did not kill any of the victims in the first movie. His victims were placed into a sitiuation that threatened their life. They have a chance to escape but while doing so, they get lethally harmed and die.

    I also liked the tension in this movie. Especially the scene where the photographer-guy uses his flash to see what is happening in his own appartement. You cannot deny that certain scenes, like the one i just mentioned, were set up in a very original and ingenious manner.

    What i also liked was the actual climax of the movie and the fact that the Jiggsaw was the dead body in between the surgeon and the photographer. The moment he wakes up, well, that's just a memorable pice of theatrical art. I mean, the lightning in that scene, the position of the camera (filming "top down"), the music and the lines that were spoken (revealling how the two captured guys could just have escaped from the room, IF, they had founf the key in the bath tub).

    Great work (apart from the acting, i must admit)...

  19. Dec 29, 2005 #18
    I am sorry but clearly you did not get the point of the entire movie. Typical :rolleyes:

    The reason is that healthy people always take life for granted and mock other that are not that fortunated. The main killer was a patient of Dr Gordan, you know...

    No, he made her realize something...LIFE IS PRECIOUS...Embrace it...

    This movie promotes the "respect life"-principle.

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    Oh well then Hitler was pretty entertaining to you too, huh?
  21. Dec 29, 2005 #20
    the movie definetly does not encourage the "respect life" principle. i would agree that the directing of the film had some technical aspects that were interesting, but aside from a few scenes the film had little else to offer.

    And for that girl, no he did not make her realized life is precious. He showed her how invaluable another person's life was to her. she was so selfish and consumed by fear that she killed someone else to save herself. she was disgusting. and that was the killers sick joke. that faced with a moral decision, the girl chose to save herself, and to live out the rest of her sick miserable life, instead of giving a chance to a stranger with a life possibly more worth living. He showed how petty human character really is. That girl could never live a normal happy life. The killer showed that he could ruin her life without even killing her. And you, you got to witness how disgusting a person can be, how selfish, how someone already so lowly can sink lower. Nice lesson...

    YOU clearly did not get the point of the movie. Typical.

    But oh, the cleverness.. yes of course. we can forgive all the horrible tortures because he never ACTUALLY killed anyone. what a smart guy. Oh, and yes, his victims could have escaped... just like the girl... and they could have gone and lived with the sick consequences of their freedom. What a grand hero...

    The movie is downright sick. period. and the only thing more sickening is the enjoyment of it.
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