I am a bit at a loss for words. Do not watch this if you think you’re getting a “boxing movie”. It’s not. It’s a drama. A very good one at that.
One thing I particularly liked about this film is that it dares to be silent, passages without dialogue. And if I age half as gracefully as Clint Eastwood, I’ll open a bottle…
Anyway, watch it. Very recommended.
Saw is a psycho-thriller in the vein of “Se7en” or “Silence of the Lambs”. It is able to stand on its own, though. A serial killer who calls himself “Jigsaw” puts people in carefully controlled situations in which they (in theory) have a way to survive; these situations usually have a personal connection to person being tortured. These games get more and more elaborate until there are multiple persons involved, all fighting for their way out of a death trap — at the cost of others.
The film is truly scary and horrific, and the way the plot turns is unpredictable, but not too far-fetched. In retrospect, I am not entirely convinced that the timeline of events holds up to scrutinity, but that thought never has time to come to the surface while actually watching “Saw”. Recommended.
As you can see WordPress 1.5 is out and it includes a new default theme.
The changes relevant to the site (as of now) are:
- The links (on the right-hand side) have moved down past the archives. Thus it is a bit harder to distinguish the “internal” links (aka the code section) from external ones.
- SpamKarma is known to be flaky with any WordPress release >= 1.2.x. Thus it is diabled and I’ve left the discussion options at the default settings.
- I really hope I won’t get any more trackback notification emails as it is disabled on all posts.