SPIRAL - Chris Rock and Sam Jackson versus SAW

Seriously. A “re-imagining of SAW” directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.

God do I hate torture porn. It’s even lazier than regular horror, which is the laziest filmmaking outside actual porn.

Calling it now, white cop’s family is already dead and he is the killer, he’s trying to teach Chris Rock a powerful lesson about appreciating what you blah blah I hate that these movies exist.

This is what I think every time I see a new movie like this coming out.

Well okay, I’ll be the guy to say it – I’m kind of intrigued. I really liked the first Saw – it was somewhat creative, beyond PURE “torture porn” like, say, Hostel. Add in a little Sam Jackson, and I’m curious to see what they do with this.

You’re probably exactly right, but it could still be a fun ride.

Two things to note:

  1. Chris Rock really did write the story. He’s apparently been a fan of the series, and was excited to jump in on what’s essentially a reboot.

  2. If you think Chris Rock and Sam Jackson signed up to do a straightforward SAW movie, I’m going to wager you’re wrong.

This is the hook for me. I honestly don’t see Rock as a cop. I hear his voice and I can’t take him seriously.

My first reaction is similar, but I’ll give him a chance.

The only time I’ve ever sat down to watch torture porn on purpose was to keep unbalanced girlfriends happy. Just as the scars from those relationships will never leave me, nor will the ones I got from marathoning the entire Hostel and SAW series.

Oh I certainly will as well. I like the dude. :)

I guess I’m wired strangely. I can watch these movies and enjoy the twists and turns. The first Saw movies were well done. The rest were filler. I still watched them. I also watched all of the Human Centipede movies. I regret that. I regret that a lot.

Oh man I took a hard pass on Human Centipede, but I thought the first (and to varying degrees, second and third) Saw movies were pretty good. The rest were shaky, but I enjoyed the thought they gave the puzzles and such. The last few were rather meh, but I also watched them, and I will definitely give this “re-imagining” a chance.