October 30, 2005
— Ace I have no idea if this one's any good, but the first Saw was one of those zero-expectations impulse-PPV-orders that turned out to be, well, pretty damn good. Kind of a locked-room version of Seven.
It was probably the only classic horror movie actually playing, which might have made it the default choice.
I saw DOOM, and my in-depth review is here.
Posted by: See-Dubya at October 30, 2005 02:12 PM (ltQ04)
If you want a real blockbuster, though, make a movie that features a youthful protagonist (often a teenager or adolescent), struggling against hostile older people. Or a cartoon, or a comic book hero (or a combination of the above).
For example, 21 of the top 30 all-time box-office grossers fit this pattern:
Star Wars (all 6)
Shreck (I and II)
Spider Man (I and II)
Lord of the Rings (all 3)
The Lion King
Harry Potter (two of them)
Posted by: Phinn at October 30, 2005 03:10 PM (TYNA0)
Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at October 30, 2005 05:20 PM (CDwI3)
Posted by: trey at October 30, 2005 06:05 PM (o+cPa)
WTF? Hollywood is even more tastelessly insane than I thought.
Posted by: someone at October 30, 2005 07:03 PM (6Swlb)
Posted by: Dale at October 31, 2005 01:16 AM (VE3QR)
It's a better movie than most of the crap that's out there today. It does rely a little too much on gore for its key sequences, but it's still a better horror film than almost any franchise that has come before it. If you enjoyed the first movie, you'll find the second one entertaining. If you want to see a psychological, in your face horror flick, catch it.
Othewise, run, run far away...
Posted by: NJRob at October 31, 2005 06:01 AM (M7kiy)
Posted by: David Gillies at October 31, 2005 06:19 AM (2FZO3)
"In protest of 'Saw II,' 1,000 ring-tailed lemurs will throw 1,000 pounds of feces at 1,000 zookeepers. It ain't pretty, but it's justice."
Hey, for a lame-ass paper from a lame-ass college, it's kind of sporadically amusing.
Posted by: utron at October 31, 2005 07:10 AM (CgIkY)
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