TRON (2010) Movie Trailer!
I am a huge fan of horror movies. So much so, that every movie I watched in October was of this genre. This really helps me to get into the Halloween spirit. So, it was great to be able to go to the theater on Halloween weekend and see a new horror flick, namely “Saw 3D”. I’ll admit to being a fan of this franchise, so it was a foregone conclusion that I would have to go see this film, the supposedly last film in the series. This is one of the few horror franchise’s that actually has continuity and is one that I look forward to viewing each year.
This is the first film in this series to be shot and shown in 3D. With 3D being the big craze that it is at the moment, it only makes sense for this series to jump on the band-wagon. Unlike other films that have come out this year that were shown in 3D, this one is one of the few that was actually shot in 3D as well and wasn’t converted to 3D in post production. What difference does that make, you may ask? Well, when a director is shooting a movie, it is best to know going into it whether or not the film will be released in 3D. If it is, they need to make decisions that will be based on what the audience will experience in the theater with their 3D glasses on. If the director doesn’t shoot the film with this in mind and then they convert it in the post production, a lot of the effect of the 3D will be worthless as it was shot without taking this into consideration. So, having said all that, I’m not sure why this movie was shown in 3D. This really did nothing to enhance the movie watching experience for me for this film. There were a few times that you see things from the perspective of the victim, but overall the 3D didn’t really do anything for me.
The story for this installment is much like all of the other Saw films, although it does bring the series full circle. This is one of the things I love about this series. They have tied the narrative of each movie into every other movie. There is a true continuity for the films that make it as if these seven films could actually be one long story. A lot of the same characters weave in and out of the films and it’s been interesting to see how they incorporate the story of each film into that of the ones that have come before. It’s also interesting to see the people that Jigsaw has turned to his way of thinking. A number of the victims of Jigsaw that have escaped with their lives have gone on to help him with his quest for vengeance and changing people’s lives.
This film is probably my second favorite after the first film that kicked off the series. It will take a few more viewings to say for certain, but this was a great way to end this franchise. I do hope that they keep their promise and not make another one, no matter how much I enjoy these films. Try going back and watching all of them back to back and you’ll see the rather large story arc that weaves through the films. Jigsaw will be long remembered in the horror genre and I think that he is now on par with the classic horror villains like Freddy Krueger, Michael Meyers, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface.
J.Chandler – B+