New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each
Saw 3D - All the suck, but now in 3D!
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (limited) - Conclusion of the trilogy blah blah blah.
Wild Target (limited) - Let the battle of the Ruperts commence!
Monsters (limited) - Oh NASA, when will you ever learn?!
I've had many debates about the Saw series. Simple argument really. Someone tells me they think the series is clever and well done, and I contend that it's unintelligible and could have been written by a 3 year old. Course that would have to be a particularly scary 3 year old. The kind that could be the basis of a horror movie itself... I'd watch that.
I went into the first Saw thinking it looked good. The commercials had sold me on it. It boasted good actors and a creepy idea. Instead I found the film predictable and its villain to be a ridiculous concept. The second in the series I was more or less forced to see. It was so transparent that it practically telegraphed its plot turns well before they could transpire on film. I know I watched another one in the series but I don't even remember which. Needless to say I've not enjoyed them.
Still others have enjoyed them, and I will say this for the series; the marketing has been brilliant. Tying it to this time of month by declaring 'if it's Halloween it must be Saw' was genius. They've managed every year to turn out a movie that costs practically nothing and guarantee themselves a big profit. Which is why I have trouble believing that this will really be the last in the series. It's just too profitable. Maybe they'll take a year off, but then we can expect the inevitable reboot of the series. It's what Hollywood does best.
If it's playing in your area, and I have no idea how many screens it'll be on, Monsters looks like a great film. On the surface it sounds a bit like a District 9 knock off but a friend of mine who caught an early screening says it's not and that it's really enjoyable. Course he liked the Saw movies.
Yeah I brought it back to Saw. But what can I say, it's Halloween so it must be Saw.
I'm cutting it a bit short this week as I have more posts planned over the next couple days. Have a happy Halloween everyone!