The Future Of Horror Movies: The Saw Series(0)
In order to fully comprehend the Saw franchise, all we have to do is look at the logo of the company that made all seven movies. On each film you will notice the words “Twisted Pictures” that are ensnared by coils of nasty-looking barbed wire. In addition, they are impaled by a metal spike and after that the metal spike is rotated, tightening the wire and provoking deep scars in the letters. The people who only heard about the Saw movies in commercials and advertisements assume that their appeal is the twisted traps. For fans however, it is the twisted plotlines that make them count the days left until the next Halloween (all the seven movies were launched on this holiday for the past seven years).
To fully understand the complexity of the Saw franchise and at the same time realize that these movies revitalized the entire horror genre, here are a few jaw-dropping examples:
- In the third part of the movie (Saw 3), you will notice a character that is reading a letter and then bursts into tears, shortly before flying into a homicidal rage. You will not be able to find out who wrote the letter until you see Saw 4. More than that, in order to find out what was actually written in the letter, you will have to see Saw 6;
- Saw 3 shows you the first five minutes right after the end of Saw 2 while Saw 4 shows you what is going on immediately after that;
- Saw 4 takes place actually during the events that happen in Saw 3, which is only revealed when a character from the 4th film walks into the final scene of Saw 3, approximately 2 seconds after the previous film cut to black;
- Saw 5 continues the events that occur thirty seconds after the third part.
This are only a few interesting examples of how complex the plot of the Saw franchise really is and who it is considered by many the resurrection of the horror genre, which will most likely lead to new interesting films in the near future. Without any doubt, there is not another horror movie series that can be compared to this type of unified narrative. Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th movies were not building off previous movies. The Final Destination franchise that was released concurrently with the Saw movies, were in fact a series of remakes and the Scream franchise had some continuity, but the plot was not that hard.
To understand how successful the series is, you only have to think about the fact there are already 7th movies and rumors say that next year on Halloween we will have another one, the eight part and we doubt that it will be the last one if it will be just as good as the first seven. It goes without showing that an interesting plot can turn a single movie (Saw 1) into a mini-series some might think.
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2011(0)
2010 was a big year for cinema, with the biggest surprise coming from the success of 3D’s return to the big screen. The visual effect, which was largely dropped around the early-90s for not being particularly affective, has made a silver-screen return thanks to far better technology being readily available today, namely 3D movies cameras. So with Avatar and Inception taking the box offices by storm in 2010, what are the most anticipated movies releases of 2011 set to be? In no particular order, here are some of the most eagerly awaited.
Making a comeback from the 80s, Transformers continue its franchise with the third instalment set for release in summer 2011. Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon sees Shia LaBeouf return under Michael Bay’s direction to lead the Transformers into another futuristic battle. Staying within the realms of fantasy, 2011 is set to be a big year for super heroes too. The big announcement of 2010 was that Marvel are to continue their chain of super hero hit movies with the production of Captain America : The First Avenger. After failing to make it into the US army, soldier Rogers, played by Chris Evans, signs up for a top secret government experiment which inadvertently turns him from a nobody into Captain America. From one super hero to another, 2011 also sees the release of the much-anticipated The Green Hornet. By day Britt Reid is a moneyed newspaper publisher but, by night, he turns into crime-fighting masked crusader The Green Hornet.
From fantasy to just plain fiction, Tom Cruise is set to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt. Though it’s been almost fifteen years since the first Mission: Impossible movie, the fourth film in the series, titled Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is apparently set to be a departure from the first three M:I movies.
One much-anticipated movie which needs virtually no introduction is the final instalment of the Harry Potter series. Perfect for high definition screens, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be the eighth and final film in the most successful movie franchise in history. Of course the plot will comes as no surprise to avid fans of the children’s books, but the real anticipation comes from JK Rowling’s promise to make the final movie the darkest one yet.
From ghouls to comedy, the two big releases of 2011 that are set to get funny bones twitching are Paul and The Hangover 2. After almost four years apart, the comedy duo of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are set to return to the big screen with their self-penned road movie Paul. A tale of two British comic book geeks who travel across America, where Paul deviates from the norm is when the pair inadvertently pick up a hitch-hiking alien. 2009′s surprise breakthrough comedy was undoubtedly The Hangover, which made instant stars of both Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis, and 2011 sees the team return again but this time on an ill-fated trip to Bangkok.