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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Not up to par, 1 January 2006

I love the "I Love The..." series, because I can relate to two decades' worth of stuff, and for some people around me they can even relate to the I Love the 70's series. I have no problem with these shows because they are humorous and wonderfully nostalgic, but if they are going to continue, VH1 needs to find better material than what is in I Love the 80's 3D, or at least present it in a better fashion. For example, Weird Al's "movies that would have been better in 3-D" segment is completely dumb. Weird Al is a funny guy, and the movies they talk about are worth spending time on, but that there is no funny joke that can come from "would be better in 3-D".

I love the 80's Strikes Back was far superior, and for the fact that the gimmick was only in the name. They wrapped the gimmick of 3-D all around I Love the 80's 3-D and it just seems forced.

I still enjoyed this show, but not as much as the others. I'll end this review with a suggestion for VH1: Take the time to license everything and sell the "I Love The..." series on DVD, because as much as it would cost to license and manage everything, there is no doubt that the shows would sell astronomically. There aren't many people in the country who wouldn't pay a good $50 to relive a decade of their lives in a hilarious way whenever they wanted. Say I want to remember what it was like when I was in the third grade, I just reach for my "I Love 95" DVD, pop it in and enjoy.

Saw II (2005)
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
I was in shock the rest of the evening, 12 November 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

For everyone who said this was not as good as the first, I disagree. It may not be as astounding in the same way, due to the fact that the first one did a fine job of desensitizing you to Jigsaw's ways, and because with four times the characters this time, you can only grow so attached to each of them to certain extents. That said, this will do everything the first one did to you (other than surprise you) even worse.

The gore, like in the first one, is about 90% in your mind. The films both do great jobs of only showing a bit of gore, yet putting a shocking, vivid, and highly disturbing image in your mind of what is happening. This film also takes twisted and wrong to the next level. If you thought the barbed wire room, the reverse bear trap, and the candle guy were horrible, you should probably go to this movie on an empty stomach.

I would be lying if I said this movie's most important plot piece isn't fairly predictable, but that doesn't mean that the other 99% of the movie won't catch you completely off-guard. Like the original SAW, the ending completely ties everything together in a brilliant twist that has your mind mulling it over for the next few hours.

Basically, this doesn't reshape the world of psychological horror the way SAW did, but--unlike most sequels--this keeps everything on a sure, steady footing. 8/10 with the highest recommendation