Sunday, October 28, 2007
I wouldn't exactly call the Saw films art, but there is a certain brilliance to them.
Aside from the total seamlessness between installments, the filmmakers have a distinct attitude of, "Fuck you if you haven't seen the previous films. Leave or sit there and be confused. It makes no difference to us," which is really cool in this day, when most sequels go out of their way to appeal to a wide audience, and usually end up expositioning themselves to death in order to get everyone caught up.
Also, the standard Saw twist ending really outdoes itself this time, making you go from, "Wait, what?" to "Holy shit!" in the span of a few seconds. (Hint: it really, really helps if you've seen Saw III recently.)
The fact that you also get the most disturbingly graphic autopsy in film history, is just a bonus.