Saw 7... Really?

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    Jul 07, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    Ooook, I just found out that they're making the seventh Saw movie, and apparently it's getting some attention (being shot in 3D and such).

    I've seen the first one (and partially the second one) a long time ago, and, unfortunately, to date I can't see, quite frankly, any deeper meaning... (probably being distracted by all the poking, and slicing, and tearing, and chopping...)

    Now... It would be preposterous to presume that these movies are popular because people actually like watching others being slowly and painfully, physically and mentally tortured... by the horrible acting in these films...
    KIDDING, kidding, I don't want to offend anyone...

    But seriously, there has to be something else, people can't actually like those scenes. There are only good people in the world.
    More preposterous would be to think that it's some sort of twisted, sexual thing, seeing people in horrible pain, in the dungeons which kinda look like those in some xtube vids...
    That would be nonsense icon_biggrin.gif

    Sooo... I'm not eager to re-watch and analyse those films, but I can't help wondering... Do enlighten me, what's so great about those movies that they're making the seventh film?
    And I'm quite serious, I want to know.
    Flip my world upside down, I dare ja...
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    Jul 07, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    From what I've gathered from longtime fans of the series ( I was a fan up until Saw 3, which was just garbage) it's about the mind games. People enjoy the situations the characters in the films are faced with making difficult choices about. I can understand that, especially considering that's what I initially found intriguing about the series. Of course you need to be a fan of gore as well, the series really has ramped it up over the years.

    But the REAL reason we will never stop seeing Saw films is because the series is still insanely profitable. Most of the movies have production costs of about 10 million dollars. And all of them have made over 60 million during their theatrical run alone, that's before DVD sales are even considered.
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    i was going to point out the high return on low investment, but that has already been addressed.
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    But, but... remember Blair Witch Project - silly and innocent movie icon_rolleyes.gif

    The same idea can/has been conveyed using more subtle imagery, not to mention, a good thrill doesn't depend on gore. In fact, I wouldn't describe Saw movies as thrilling, but people are still drawn to them...
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    No more Saw movies please. The fact that it was banned in Spain, where they have bull fighting, is telling.

    I've been wondering about this for awhile and I also don't see the appeal to these movies. I know a huge part of it is money and profitability. Movie studios will make anything that has proven to be profitable. But again, why are these movies so profitable? What's the appeal of that to someone?

    Sexual? Maybe in the sense that the characters are good looking but anything beyond that is really messed up.

    Shock and suspense? People like to get scared, shocked and be in suspense...? Don't really know.

    If people want to see these movies, alright. But I'm not watching them.

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    Jul 07, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    Ehanson saidShock value? People like to get scared or be shocked...?



    But there is no major shock value in those films. At least there are many horror movies and thrillers which have so much more to them.
    That's the point, there's nothing conspicuous about those films, yet they're a hit...
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    They really need to stop with the Saw movies, ok we get it already! geeeeese! haha
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Spacedude saidFrom what I've gathered from longtime fans of the series ( I was a fan up until Saw 3, which was just garbage) it's about the mind games. People enjoy the situations the characters in the films are faced with making difficult choices about. I can understand that, especially considering that's what I initially found intriguing about the series. Of course you need to be a fan of gore as well, the series really has ramped it up over the years.

    But the REAL reason we will never stop seeing Saw films is because the series is still insanely profitable. Most of the movies have production costs of about 10 million dollars. And all of them have made over 60 million during their theatrical run alone, that's before DVD sales are even considered.
    WIN!!! I've seen all 6 films and it's almost a rite of passage at this point just around Halloween time to expect another one. If I had to rank the movies, I'd say I liked from most to least: 2, 1, 4, 6, 3, and then 5. I wonder how 7 will stack up.
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    Jul 07, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    crazycool saidThey really need to stop with the Saw movies, ok we get it already! geeeeese! haha


    Yes, but that's not the point...
    I guess I'll have to do a separate research on these and many other things which get so much praise and attention for nothing on my own... was just curious icon_wink.gif