Originally Posted by Taco John
I've been seeing commercials for this, and every time I see it, it makes me wonder how people can put this kind of crap in their brains. It just seems like a torture flick to me. Do people really enjoy watching torture?
I just don't get it.
I remember in college, some of the guys in the fraternity went out and bought a bunch of Faces of Death and had a marathon. I didn't like the idea at all, but morbid curiosity being what it is compelled me to hang for a second. I got sick after the first three minutes and left while these idiots are laughing (and even squirming a bit) at the misfortunes of others. I just couldn't fathom it.
So back to Saw, morbid curiosity being what it is, I went online to read the plot synopsises of all three movies. Sounds pretty stupid to me... like a halfass storyline constructed around the idea of torturing a bunch of people while trying to sound clever and advance the idea that there are instances when torture is perfectly acceptable, and even desirable.
What say you?
I enjoy horror movies, but only certain types. I thought the first Saw was very well made, especially considering they had a budget of practically nothing. In that light, the film is something of a masterpiece.
I thought the second one had its moments, but it really didn't work for me.
I don't know if I would call them torture movies, although those elements are certainly present. Now, Hostel was about one step above a snuff film and I think stuff like that has very little redeeming social value.
I guess it comes down to what you can tolerate. People tend to enjoy the kind of bloodless science fiction violence where entire spaceships of people are incinerated in gigantic fireballs.
A lot of people consider Reservior Dogs to be a classic film, but I had a friend who walked out in disgust during the torture scene.
By the way, they're marketing the 15th Anniversary DVD in a little gasoline can.
Cute, huh? I guess that answers your question about whether people like this stuff. I laughed my ass off at Best Buy the other day when I saw it.