Ever watched "Saw"? An impressive movie. Involves psychology, human factor, and in the end you think "oh, how genius this Jigsaw is". I love movies like this. Except one small fact. The movie starts from a guy in a bath, and a key, that goes down the bath' sink when the guy suddenly wakes up. What would happen, if the key didn't go down the sink or the guy was fast enough to grab it or the key would just got entangled in the dude's clothing? The victims would just unlock themselves and go home, leaving The Jigsaw laying there silly?
Things like that don't irritate me. They simply block the movie from getting the top mark from me.
The necropsy and ripped apart female police officer Kerry scenes in the beginning are quite impressive. Though they don't look very live at all (well, probably because dead and chopped apart bodies don't look very 'live').
Ok, things that I noticed that don't make sense:
- The blind and the muted scene. In the end of the scene, the muted guy rips his lips to free his mouth. Why the hell he didn't do it faster and preferred to kill the other guy risking his life instead of just freeing his mouth from the very beginning to talk if he was going to rip his mouth anyways?
- The hair-ripping machine. Why the hell Rigg didn't jam the gears in the first time? With anything that was around, even with his gun?
- The eyes-or-limbs machine. Rigg, knowing that there are plenty of cameras, goes to lure the dog without the mask, even though he was told that he should mask himself. He doesn't look much like a guy who wants to blindly play by Jigsaw's rules. Why the hell then he forces the fat guy into the machine? And after retrieving the next hint, why didn't he let the fattie go?
- The deadly wounds. Why the husband was weaker then the wife and let her kill him? Where did she go before cops arrived? Looks like she's gonna be featured in "Saw 5".
- Why the fuck the 'operator' guy gave Matthews a gun? Matthews has spent 6 months in the cell, psyched and tried both to suicide himself and later to kill the operator. Why did he give the gun to a crazed person that just can start shooting everyone instead of keeping the gun and then shooting precisely himself from a short distance? Why he didn't try to untrap the door, or at least when he was going in - didn't mask the FINAL TEST mark on the door if they all didn't want anyone to come there too fast?
In Saw 4, the attempt was made to clean up the Jigsaw guy. He has lost his child, dumped by his wife and business partners, got cancer and shit. Well, the attempt failed — he is positioned as a person who gives people a desire to live and the idea of cherishing their lives — but he gives it at the expense of parts of their body. I don't think a crippled handicapped person will ever be grateful Jigsaw for the "idea of cherishing their lives" — you can learn that even without losing some of your limbs. For example, try to get a family. Or at least earn some money — you will start cherishing what you have. I promise.
Furthermore — while the intent of Jigsaw is to give individuals a choice — limbs or life, he fails even in that. A lot of trials in the movie can be easily avoided — most of them are triggered not only by the trialists stupidity, but by some random factors that Jigsaw has no influence on. Like the key in Saw 1, or the decision of Rigg to put the fat guy into the device. So, Jigsaw is a very poor candidate for a 'evil genius' title. Maybe evil. But his engineering and psychology genius is pathetic.
'A movie that makes a perfect sense' actually makes no sense at all. That's something I dislike. I watched the movie late night, with all my house without a light. Still not much impressions.
Overall rating: 4 out of 10.
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