Life is too short to be stingy with star ratings!
Woke up this morning with the sudden desire to fill in my blind spots in the Saw franchise. After a bit of research I determined that the only ones I hadn’t seen were this one and Saw: The Final Chapter (aka Saw 3D, which at first I thought was an entirely different movie) and I’ll check that one out tomorrow in time to see Saw X on Tuesday!
I don’t know if it’s just nostalgia or that it’s almost Halloween or…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I've got way too many feelings (all of them positive) stirring around inside of me having just seen this phenomenally entertaining remake/tribute to write a proper review, so I'm just going to list some of the many things I love about it.
1. ...the fact that it pays significant tribute to both 1981's landmark EVIL DEAD and 1987's absurdly creative EVIL DEAD II, in a number of interesting ways while also containing many great surprises of its own.…
It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?
How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of…