Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying. Interactive Menus. Subtitles: English, Spanish.see more...
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It's been about five years since I last watched the original Saw film. I forgot just how good it truly is.
It's a real shame that James Wan's incredible directorial debut is often remembered by the public as nothing more than a gory torture-porn film. This couldn't be further from the truth.
While many of the sequels certainly began to simply revel in the gory effects, the original film is a tight, fast-paced mystery thriller. There's some bloody sequences, but it's nowhere near as gory as it's often thought to be.
An airtight script by Leigh Whannell paired with James Wan's incredible directorial ability keeps several interweaving storylines following quickly and seamlessly. The entire time, I was glued to the screen and, man, the expert orchestration of each twist still impresses after multiple viewings.
If you've avoided Saw because you think it has no depth, or if you don't want to revisit it due to sequels dampening your memory of it, you're missing out.
This movie is an absolute essential.
(This review is based on the unrated cut of the film.)
The story follows two men, two men whom wake up chained in a dark old dingy bathroom with no memory of how they have arrived there. Grim things begin to shed light onto their identities and they are soon pinned against one another for survival. Jigsaw, holds the key to their survival and forces them into a high stakes game of life or death! Blood and Gore does insue, so not for the squeamish! Follow it up with the sequels #2 does not disappoint, gets darker as it continues!
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