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Saw IV

Posted on Sunday October 28, 2007 at 1:00am in

Hello. Quite tired at the moment. I’ve been working all day, and I get to do it all again tomorrow! But, I wanted to mention that I saw Saw IV yesterday, along with Requiem For A Dream. Both were very good. Saw IV as it turns out (potential spoiler?) takes place in the same time-line as Saw III. It fills in a lot of holes that I didn’t even wonder about. It talks about Jigsaw’s earlier life, his wife, his child, his first ‘test subject’, and so on. It was very interesting, at least the flashbacks were. It drew very heavily from the first 3 movies so if you haven’t seen them, you would need to do that before seeing IV. There will be a 5th Saw, and who knows what will happen with the main villain gone. There were plenty of surprises in this movie, and the traps were inventive, metaphorical, and scary as always.

Requiem for a Dream was interesting in a different way. It was very strange, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it until the end. What the movie comes down to is this: drugs ruin peoples’ lives. It’s a story of 4 people who stumble upon drugs and their steady decline from there. It was hard to watch in some parts, but certainly worth seeing. One thing I loved about this movie is the score which was composed by Clint Mansell, the same person who did the music for the Fountain (which I also looooved the music in). I don’t believe I’ve heard a score I liked more than that of this movie and The Fountain by Clint Mansell.



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