Aaron’s Birthday and Elfen Lied

Yesterday celebrated my friend’s birthday, Aaron his name is. A group of our old friends met up at yishun and watched The Incredibles! Yesterday was my second time watching it and it was a blast!! The movie was great and everyone enjoyed every single minute of it.

The movie, not to mention is very long, considering that The Incredibles is an animated film. It clocks in a little short of 2 hours, making it one of the longest animated film to be created. A Technological breakthrough, in terms of cgi rendering, especially the hair and lighting effects. It was simply amazing. Cool character, great plot, and above all, funnny.

The day before, i watched Saw, a psychothriller movie. The movie has a very sadistic theme to it and its not for the faint of heart. Although there arent many gory scenes though, there is a lot of blood and its the theme that makes it sadistic.

The story goes like this:

A young man named Adam (LEIGH WHANNELL) wakes to find himself chained to a rusty pipe inside a decrepit subterranean chamber. Chained to the opposite side of the room is another bewildered captive, Dr. Lawrence Gordon (CARY ELWES). Between them is a dead man lying in a pool of blood, holding a .38 in his hand. Neither man knows why he has been abducted; but instructions left on a microcassette order Dr. Gordon to kill Adam within eight hours. If he fails to do so, then both men will die, and Dr. Gordon’s wife, Alison (MONICA POTTER), and his daughter will be killed. Recalling a recent murder investigation by a police detective named Tapp (DANNY GLOVER), Dr. Gordon realizes he and Adam are the next victims of a psychopathic genius known only as “Jigsaw.” With only a few hours left to spare, they must unravel the elaborate puzzle of their fate in the midst of mounting terror. The killer has provided them with only a few clues and two handsaws – too weak to break their steel shackles, but strong enough to cut through flesh and bone.

The movie revolves around this killer, finding victims can capturing them to be part of his sadistic plan. What happened is that, once he found his victims, he will set up an elaborate puzzle for the victim to solve and escape… or face death. Throughout the movie, it not only concentrates on the 2 victims shackled in an abandone bathroom somewhere, but also shows the policemen’s investigation on a series of deaths cause by the same man.

In the movie, there was one victim, a woman, strapped onto a seat with a reverse bear trap fixed on her jaw. The woman suddenly finds herself in a dark room and then suddenly the tv beside her was switched on. The video was played, telling her what to do to escape this room and the bear trap that was fixed on her jaw. Failure to do so in a limited amount of time, the video actually shows wat happened when the bear trap snaps open ripping the jaw of the woman if he fails to do saw. Its very sadistic in nature. He demonstrated the power of the bear trap by using a mennequin and its very…. disturbing.

What she had to do however is to find a way to unstrap herself from her seat and once she got out of her seat, the timer on the bear trap will start and she must use a knife to cut open her stomach’s soulmate who was also captured and put in that very same room. The key is inside her soulmates stomach. She passed. The only survivor at the expense of her friends life.

there are many other examples like, a man trap upon layers and layers of fences filled with barb wire and he must force his way through the barb wire to the exit before the door closes. He failed. He bled to death before reaching for the door.

These are some of the very disturbing images and themes revolving this movie. Its a great movie in a sense that the director actually accomplishes his task of raising the climax slowly in the begining and finally to the max at the very end and furthermore there is a twist in the story, which i shall not say.

Overall, i give this movie 3.5 out of 5


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