TheRock wrote:Saw UP last night. Didn't really have an idea what to expect, I don't think I've even seen a trailer for it. But I have heard it getting some great reviews and drawing some crowds. Freaking spectacular. Possibly more appealing to adults than kids, but plenty for kids as well. Trying to think why I wouldn't give it a 10, but not coming up with anything. 10/10.
I have to say that this is one of the more utterly depressing movie I've seen in a long time. Maybe I was thrown off by a Pixar movie being this serious, because there were a few lighthearted moments. But overall, I came away from the movie thinking it was just a grim look at man trying very hard to make up for all the lost dreams he and his wife shared but never fulfilled. The movie has a good lesson: Take every moment for what you can make of it, but remember it's never too late to start living the life of your dreams. Still, the resolution to the central character's internal conflict came way too late, resulting in an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and loss for 75% of the film. Just to convey the general feeling of the movie, remember the opening scene of Finding Nemo after the barracuda eats his wife and all but one kid? It's like that... for about 70 minutes.
Because the theme of this movie is so serious, I would not recommend this movie for families with young kids. They won't get most of it, and the ones that do could wonder about some of the problems the little boy in the movie has to live with. Shoot, even my wife was miserable for days (dead serious... she was a wreck the entire weekend). That movie embodied many of her deepest fears about a life unlived. Needless to say, this will be the first Pixar movie we don't own.
Also, the 3D was so-so. And wth! You have
to buy the 3D glasses every frickin' time?!? What a ripoff!