7 items from 2011
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Killing teenagers on-screen is a bloody cash cow of sorts for Hollywood, however strange our desire to watch such events may be. Before the Final Destination films, the killing of meddling kids was usually up to serial killers like Jason Voorhees or Freddy Krueger. Starting in 2000, director James Wong introduced a new, elusive serial killer to teenagers – Death itself. And instead of being limited by physical capabilities or select iconic weaponry, this villain would be able to destroy its victims in any way it could imagine. Unlike Freddy, this villain would also have the ability to force screws to loosen, or blow something over with a gust of wind.
When deciding upon the “Top 7″ death scenes from the franchise’s five films, one must consider a few things: gruesomeness, memorability, and their importance to the entire philosophy of Death, according to the franchise. »
- Nick Allen
Look what happens when a Final Destination film goes without Tony Todd; we get garbage like The Final Destination. Well, that’s in the past and, today, Death embarks on a brand new adventure, bringing viciously creative kills to the big screen in Final Destination 5. We first met Tony Todd’s Bludworth in the first film of the series when Clear (Ali Larter) takes Alex (Devon Sawa) to say goodbye to his best pal Tod (Chad Donella) before they bury his corpse. That takes the duo to the local funeral home where they crack open a skylight and make their way in. Sure enough, there’s Tod’s lifeless body, with a rough attempt to cover up the wire marks on his neck. That’s when Bludworth steps in to deliver some Death 101. Honestly, would you have known...
Clark (Tom Welling) looks at magazine covers in the barn, following Oliver's (Justin Hartley) revelation about being the Green Arrow. More self-deprecating on his part and after looking at the cover from Time, which asks 'S' is a hero? Something Clark questions himself. Lois (Erica Durance) enters wanting him to go to their reunion tomorrow. She then notices the magazines and comments, "hero-haters." Clark doesn't want people putting their hope or faith in someone who'll let them down. Lois is adamant the Blur will never let them down and she'll always stand by him. This scene almost felt like he thought Lois knew his secret, otherwise why would he be having this conversation with her. Clark needs a good-old fashioned shake-up cos he's still having his doubts. Lois wants to attend their 5 year reunion and reminds him she was at school for 23 days, 5 of which was in actual attendance. He finally agrees to go. »
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As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror… Just when you thought the Saw franchise couldn’t go any further in either story or gore, here comes Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, which puports to finally wrap up the series with an orgy of violence and gore, and a whirlwind story that takes the franchise all the way back to where it began.
You know the saying “saved the best for last?” Well for gorehounds that’s 100% true in the case of Saw 3D. I don’t think I »
Saw 3D The Final Chapter (Blu-Ray)Lionsgate Home Entertainment2010/90 mins/UnratedList Price $39.99 – Now AvailableThe Saw franchise is actually a guilty pleasure for me, I like these films. Strange, since the first time I saw the original, it didn't click with me. I grew tired of its many subplots and flashbacks plus trying to guess exactly who the Jigsaw killer was. Once his identity was revealed, it gave the brilliant Tobin Bell the opportunity to create one of the most iconic villains in the horror genre. Except when you look at it from a certain point of view, Jigsaw isn't really a villain. He's not a serial killer either, but a scientist and philosopher, hoping to give people a new appreciation for their lives through trials by fire. At least that's how he looks at it. But you have to hand it to Jigsaw. Those few who survive his deadly traps »
Billed as the final film in the series, Saw 3D is the first of the new decade, and though its hardly worse than the sequels that preceded it, it is looking more and more out of step with the times. Despite its detractors being that much louder than any of its fans, Saw was undeniably the horror franchise most emblematic of the Bush II administration era, in the same way that watching a Nightmare on Elm Street film can’t help but make you think Reagan’s still in office. But whether or not the Saw films will leave the lasting impression that those films remains to be seen, and based on this installment, a more than fair argument could be made that it will not. While the central themes of Saw could scarcely have better embodied the concerns of the last decade, its images and characters haven’t matched it in vitality. »
- Anders Nelson
The Saw series comes to an end with this final entry (or so it is billed). This time around they added 3D ballyhoo to Jigsaw and his gruesome traps. However, this seventh entry started to show the seams in the long running torture trip. It would be near impossible to give a plot description without spoiling something from Saws 1-6 so you.ve been warned. Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) is still dead but his accomplice Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) barely escapes a trap set by Jigsaw.s widow Jill Tuck (Betsy Russell). Jill escapes and goes to Det. Matt Gibson (Chad Donella) to testify against Hoffman if she.s granted full immunity and police protection. Around town, Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick »
- Jeff Swindoll
7 items from 2011
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