Sundance 2004 – First Word on ‘Saw’!

Here’s what a lot of you have been waiting for, some word on Lions Gate Films big acquisition, Saw, which was directed by “a little Asian dude named James Wan.” If you didn’t hear yet, my lil’ brother was at the Sundance Film Festival this year and has seen everything you and I are dying to see (lucky bastard!) – and he plans on sharing some reviews with you in the near future, but until then, here’s some small beef from Lil’ Disgusting about Saw.

If you have been slacking on reading the news as of late, Lions Gate has acquired the rights to Saw, which revolves around a series of killings by a psychopath, who has shackled two men (Cary Elwes and Whannell) to a wall, where he tests their capacity for terror and survival. The film stars Danny Glover (yep, Sgt. Murtaugh) and Monica Potter.

Here are some quick thoughts from my brother, whom was lucky enough to see this baby at its premiere, “The first thing I need to point out is how astounding the sound was. The sound effects were unbelievable and really added to the movie. The reason these sounds effects were so important was because it helped overcome the “made for TV” feel that Saw gave. I can’t put my finger on why it felt this way, but it really did feel like a made for TV movie… but a made for TV movie with lots of blood and gore! Wan didn’t let blood bother him, as he shows us a nice number of bloodied up individuals. Another thing that really impressed me was his camera work, he used a lot of weird angles in his shots, and it was very unique and fun to watch. Overall, I want to say I was definitely a LITTLE disappointed, I expected a little more from the film with all of the hype going into it.

If you missed out, click here to read Jason rant and rave about how amazing Christian Bale was in The Machinist and then click here for more from Sundance 2004! Full reviews of both films coming soon!