Monday, November 01, 2010
"Saw 3D" really is "The Final Chapter", eh?
The story, reaching for ideas, supposes that a self-help guru among the survivors, Bobby (Sean Patrick Flannery) continues the mayhem, and this time the story is also recursive. (You’ll see.) That seems more like a trick than genuine plotting. The opening of the film seems like a recreation of ABC’s “What would you do?” Not much, it seems. Bobby likes to talk about his pecs and they’re getting damaged; thankfully, his chest is already completely hairless. Immaturity sells in Hollywood.
Needless to say, Jigsaw lives on, and Tobin Bell makes parenthetical appearances.
The lesson from all this is, maybe, for movie entrepreneurs, horror is just plain fun. (Look at “Blair Witch” and even “The Last Broadcast”.) But big business, even from “medium sized” studios like Lionsgate, can ruin the party.
AMC is giving away T-shirts with the 3D tickets. On a Sunday Halloween night at Arlington VA’s Courthouse, the crowd was sparse.
Here’s the official site.
Here’s an interview with the (“Saw 1”) originator, Australian Leigh Whannel