Plot: With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Review: What’s up everyone! I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been busy with school and everything. Starting today I’m going to try to post once a week and for today I’m going to review the first Saw film. To be honest I actually never seen the Saw movies until now, kind of makes me feel like I missed out on something great. I can only imagine the hype that Saw had when it first came out and I thought it lived up to the hype. Saw is a highly enjoyable horror/thriller, but if you don’t like slow build ups you might want to skip to part 2.
The story for Saw was intriguing. The movie tries its best to get the viewers engaged and to have the viewers trying to anticipate who the Jigsaw killer might be. This story mainly focuses on two people who are trapped in Jigsaws lair with no memory of how they got there, or who the other person in the room with them could be and in order to get out alive they must play the game and follow all the rules. It’s a slow build up and we mainly focus on the description of Jigsaw, like who he is and what kind of nasty stuff he does. While we see those flashbacks, we get a look at the detectives trying to crack the case and find this psychopath. I was engaged the whole time and I actually want to play a game with all of you reading this, haha. For those of you that haven’t seen Saw yet, try to guess who the killer is. They show you him in the first 30 minutes of the film, this will absolutely keep your eyes on the screen. I figured out who it was but doubted my choice, cause I thought there could be no way. Just try to guess and remember enjoy the game!How was the acting? The acting in Saw was actually highly enjoyable. It’s actually rather surprising because most of the cast is not well known, or even known for that matter. Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, and Danny Glover were great in the film and really made the movie fun for the viewers. The supporting cast in Saw also did a great job with their roles and gave us great performances. I truly enjoyed the acting as a whole from this cast.
Saw did have a few good scenes when it came to horror/thrills. Like I said before, this was a slow build up movie so there weren’t really that many gory scenes until the end. Although, the gory scenes that Saw provided us with were absolutely crazy and filled with a ton of blood. If you are squeamish, then the Saw franchise is not for you, so please don’t watch the film. I do think Saw lacked kills, but everything else made up for that. Saw gave us great thrills and can really creep the viewer out.Overall I loved the movie Saw and thought it was highly entertaining. The story was intriguing and can really draw the viewers in. The twists in this movie were fantastic, so make sure you pay attention. The acting was great, Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, and Danny Glover really give great performances, along with the supporting cast. Saw did have great gore scenes filled with lots of blood, but I wish there were more kills. Saw did make up for it and gave us great thrills and scenes that can creep you out. I absolutely recommend you watch this movie, unless you’re squeamish, then I recommend you stay away. You won’t regret watching this film, if you can handle it!