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Saw 3....
just WOW.
if you even remotely liked the first, see this one.
it is one of those where you sit and watch the entire credits because you are still digesting the end. :)

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(Anonymous)
Nov. 26th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
Go Back to School, JigSaw...
I don't know - I have some problems with JigSaw's professional approach... I wonder if we aren't seeing his own passive-aggressive 'victemized'identity actiing out; he needs to be more professional. It seems to me that "tough-love" only works on those who are craving attention; such techniques don't work quite as well with real, significant problems. Also, his cientele often appear to have a moderate level of mental retardation, and so may not be the best candidates for his brand of therapy... Still, his work may be statistically viable when compaired to other programs. Two Stars.
melissamuse
Nov. 26th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Go Back to School, JigSaw...
ummm...it isn't real. ;)
i would say that amanda definitely craved attention.
mental retardation? can you explain? who?
i really can't think of one who had even moderate retardation. i don't think that would have been Jigsaw's way. remember, his issue with amanda. people have to have a chance to redeem themselves.
just follow the rules.....
i don't think jigsaw is victimized. 4 will give us some more insight into what happened to the blonde woman in his flashbacks. it was his own suicide attempt, reinforced by cancer, that taught him to appreciate life and, however sadistically and strangely, try to pass that appreciate on to other who don't.
i like the puzzles....i think they were best in Saw II...at least challenging to figure out. rainbows and back of minds. :)
lots of stars for a brilliant indie. :) and big kudos to the blood drive!

P.S. where is dr. gordon? did he pass or fail?
(Anonymous)
Nov. 29th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
Re: Go Back to School, JigSaw...
Ok, ok - I'm guilty of criticism without commitment - the highest form of cruelty. I've not seen Saw III. I watched Saw I, and though it was interesting and stimulating in some ways, but didn't inspire me watching the rest. My mildly flippent dissmisal of your review was insensitive, but meant to be lighthearted jest; I was compelled to answer your post - selfishly - to signal my invisible exisitence and my interest... It has been cold and dark and rainy here. Windy too. I was disappointed and a little angry to discover that you maintain two livejournals (as many do). It gnawed at me (briefly) to realize that your posts here may be something of a facade... yet another layer of distance and control. Oh well. Unfortunately, my comment may have been tinged with a negative reaction to what I percieve as an cosmetic undercurrent of defensive dismissiveness.
So - I found Saw I to be contrived, pretentious, and it borrowed shamelessly from other films. The technical the continuity was laughable. That said, it wasn't horrible (that's supposed to be funny). The acting was poor, the story full of holes and Jigsaw, though a promising villain, is not philosophically sophisticated enough... Lastly, movie that conceals the identity of a killer is of a lower order, in general, than one that actually deals with them as a character. To get to know someone is infinitely more pleasing than to meet someone behind a hockey mask, or in a puppet suit, or an impersonal blog, for that matter.
I've just watched an Inconvenient Truth (that's a real horror film), the Da Vinci Code (yawn), and 'Writer of O' (thumbs up) - I'll check out Saw3 - but you'd better be right!
melissamuse
Nov. 29th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Go Back to School, JigSaw...
i only have one livejournal. hell, i am just getting back to posting...i couldn't handle writing in two! i think what you are referring to are friends only posts. LJ gives you the option, when you submit a post, to make it Public (all those you - and anyone - can read), Friends (only people on LJ friends list can read), Private (no one but the poster can read), or a combination of personal lists the poster has made. because you are Anonymous (masked?), LJ sees you as the general public. Think sensisbly.....there are some posts that i don't want to share with the general public. there are many posts i don't share with anyone. LJ did this as sense of community....LJ'ers sort of share bits and pieces of their lives with each other. i have some wonderful people on my friends list. some i know in person and some i have never met. we all respect each other's posts as an extension of self and support each other.
on that note.....i know you simply from anonymous posts you have made here, in my journal, and an evening of talking through avatars in Second Life. i am offended that you were angry that i may be posting somewhere else. you have also told me that you have read my journal a long time. the fact that you think it is something of a facade, considering the events in my life that i have posted over the years, PUBLICALLY, downright pisses me off.
further, i hardly know you...."distance and control" would be appropriate if, in fact it is what i am doing. but that comment also implies i write my journal for you. i don't.

don't bother with Saw III.....as i loved Saw I too, i think our tastes in movies definitely differ.
ph4red
Nov. 26th, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
Watched it the first weekend it came out - yes, I was still digesting it at the credits and I can't wait for #4 to be released.
melissamuse
Nov. 26th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
me either!! next halloween. i was trying to find Saw: Rebirth on the net somewhere. i understand 4 may be a prequel.
ph4red
Nov. 26th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
Well, that makes some sense because of how they flashed back to him with what was probably his wife.

You also have to believe that he's still alive since he mentioned that he was only a few minutes away from some medical help and that Amanda wasn't his only apprentice, or also possibly that was his only "game" he had going on.
melissamuse
Nov. 26th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
christopher thinks that too...about amanda not the only apprentice. he said something about "tomorrow" and their plans before amanda shot lynn. curious :)
i don't think he lived....his heart stopped, we know that because she blew up...ughhh...what a scene that shot was! do you think jeff would call an ambulance for him?
what about when he poured wax over the micro cassette? oh, so many questions...it is just a movie...it is just a movie ;)
i found rebirth on youtube.com. watch it :)

by the way, how are things with you? :)
ph4red
Nov. 27th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
I don't think Jeff would call an ambulance for him, but considering that he realized at the end that his daughter was another part of the game that got triggered by his ignorance, he may have thought twice. Remember, this man is a master strategist. If that didn't happen, the machine or some part of that trigger could've sent a signal to his nearby backup plan which was only a couple of minutes away. The fact that the cut with the circular saw wasn't made too deep on his neck makes me think that they could've swept in, stopped the bleeding and got him back on better medical equipment.

Things with me have been a complete chaotic train wreck, and that's not including the storm, lol.

Our interests parallel each other though as I'm trying to study the area (in part) you'll be going to for my PhD classes. Let me know when you are leaving and if you'd like to get together and catch up, I can see about freeing some time for a coffee or something.
melissamuse
Nov. 27th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
sounds good! i leave the second week of january. if i can do any research or anything for you while i am there, i'd be happy to help!
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