Sun, Jan. 15th, 2006, 08:24 am
Keith... sledding today?
Everyone seems to be posting about their winter depression.
I'm doing great. Not really, but I feel great.
That's a lie. I feel okay.
Winter hasn't gotten to me, but it's really cold.
Hope everyone feels better.
Mon, Nov. 28th, 2005, 12:26 am
Jimmy, Keith, Kevin...
You've got to see this.
Mon, Nov. 14th, 2005, 02:34 am
Who Are They?
Recognize any of these people?
Try to guess who they are... You might be one of them.
Review #5: Saw II
I posted this in a group in Myspace so I thought I'd post it here.
As soon as the movie began with Michael in the room, I thought this particular scenario was too similar to the reverse bear trap, especially the forced dialogue. And Jigsaw's clues were far too obvious. I don't see how any of the people in the room couldn't figure it out, but the dying brute could. Then I began to think it was a little unfair, being that Adam and Michael were playing the game for (more or less) the same reason, that Michael had to cut his eye out and Adam just had to sit in a bathroom with some guy for hours.
It was mentioned that there was no character development for the 8 characters in the main game. However there was no character development on the people in the "house" because the audience was not supposed to be focusing on them. Even though they weren't the main characters, it would have been a thousand times better if they developed a background further than what they had in common. This is mainly because the audience would have been shocked to find out what they were really there for. I didn't like these particular characters anyways because they were, for the most part, stupid. i.e. (hey, my hand's stuck... better shove my other hand in there too!)
I didn't care for the reasoning why John Kramer became Jigsaw. I still prefer to think that the cancer made him realize that people don't appreciate life.
The only part of this movie I felt was rushed was the capturing of Jigsaw John. Come to think of it, there was one - and only one - good clue. I'm sure, those who have seen it know what I am talking about it. (Probably not)
The first, minor twist, was predictable - for me at least. While I had not seen the second twist coming, it just wasn't shocking. Third twist was good. And the last just all out sucked, but how else could they make a third movie. This paragraph must be confusing, but I don't want to ruin the movie for any one who hasn't seen it.
Considering that this is Darren Lynn Bousman's first ever big production, he did a decent job.
In conclusion, aside from these minor complaints, the movie was good. If you are a fan of the first, definitely go see it. I was enthralled when Daniel and Amanda went to that room in the end and they turned on the lights... You know what I'm talking about if you've seen it. If Saw II is good for but one thing, it makes you appreciate Saw so much more.
I'd give it 7 out of 10. Worth seeing.
Take the quiz: "What Natural DISASTER are you?"
(ts-nm)n. pl. tsunamis A very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.you are an introverted quiet type who does not enjoy social situations or people in general. you keep your head in emergencies and you can depend on yourself for love and companionship. fuck those annoying earthlings.
I'm also an epidemic...
As Jimmy put it, "Another year older. Still not dead."
I'll be spending a few days in montreal this year, compared to my usual do nothing or work routine. I'm not especially excited but, it should be fun. If it is, I'm sure you'll hear about it...
I'll be back Tuesday night.