Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ideas of saw

Yesterday, I saw a movie named saw. To tell the truth, I didn’t understand it very well. This movie is famous for its scared scenes and thrill stories. It turns out absolutely true. The reason I watched it is that I accidentally read an article about its content and plot which is out of everybody’s expectation. That article is excellent, which told me the reason why it got success though it was only directed by a green director and with small budget. However it affects my understanding about it and the author’s opinion have a root on mine. Anyway, to this film, I still have my own ideas.
The people in it are all forced to do some incredible, terrible, cruel and crazy things. A man, for example, have to run through a narrow passage, on both walls of which is bestrewed with wires. In other words, stepping one step into this passage, you will surely be pricked, and very deeply, even into your stomach. But if you don’t go, the door of this passage will be closed in three minutes. The man chose the former, and he died. When his body is found, the police felt sick about the sight they saw: the man died standing in the “forest of wires” with many wires in his body; blood can be seen all the way he had coved; his gastric juice also outflows onto the floor, and his face was full of frighten and desperation which looked like a monster. The situation of another man was not better than him. When he woke up, he found himself in a black room. A voice told him he must find the key in the limited time with only a small candle and he must be careful with the fire, because his body was covered with some material which can easily explore once he touched fire.
When his body was found he had been a coal with the same scared and monster-like expression on his face. A girl, found herself locked in a strange and terrible room as well. She was locked in a chair with a mask on her head made by iron. The video in front of her told her that she must get the key to her mask in three minutes, or the mask will break her head into two pieces. And the key was in the stomach of a man who is in the same room. The moment she heard that the game is beginning, she lost her mind at once, as crazy as a monster. After she broke out of the lock of the chair, she tried to break the mask by herself at once, but failed. The she found that man lying on the floor, conscious but cannot move, and a knife besides him. She hesitated for a while and use the knife to cut open that man’s belly, fished out his viscus and got the key. She was the only survivor, but she had died. The moment she killed her company and scratched the viscus, she had lost her certification to be a human being. In her future life, she will never live like a person, and only lived in a different world, in which there are continuous nightmares and terrible memories about what had happened. I can say, she preferred death to live like this.
The three stories is presented to us by a doctor’s recalling, who was also locked in a dirty, scared room with another gay, in other words, he faced a same game as that three gays did. Those thrill things was only called “game”. Because they are directed by a man, a man who cannot be called a man, and I think the devil is kinder than him. He arranged those things and made different “rules” for different person. Whatever the rules are, the person in this game has only one result-die. The doctor as well as others didn’t know who had done this. The moment they opened their eyes, they were locked in a room, alone or together with others. The devil who planed this left them a video, a tip or a video tape, which told them how they can get the out of this room. That monster was just sitting somewhere in front of a TV, through which he can watch clearly what his “toys” were doing and how his game was going.
Strangely all things seemed to go as he planed. Maybe it’s because his plan was perfect, and he understands the nature of human beings thoroughly. People in his plan will totally lose their minds and never be a man. For instance, the doctor who recalled that three stories was calm at first, then he got crazy when he heard from the phone that his wife and daughter were in great danger and maybe die. At last he sawed his foot locked by a chin with the saw offered by that monster himself. Can you imagine that a man saw his own foot in person! After doing this, his face was as pale as a white sheet for losing a lot of blood and used a gun to kill his companion as the devil ordered. The “devil” won again.
The sights shown in this movie are disgusting. No wander the advertise of this film claimed that “challenge the limit of your psychology”. Here I cannot show you it vividly by words. You can experience it when you watch it personally.
The end of this story shocks me as well. Many thrills do have horrible plot or sights, but they all give the audience a good result: the victim is survived, the good persons succeed or the devil was shot or arrested. Out of my expectation, the man, being thought as that “devil”, who was killed was not the “devil”. And in fact, that man was also a toy in these games. The real devil was the “dead man” lying in the room together with the doctor. At the end of this film, and also at the end of his game, he stood up from the pool of blood, tore the mask off his face, walked out of this room, and closed the door, said to the man locked in the room “game is over!” And the movie is over. You see the devil is still alive, how can “the game is over”?
My friends, try it---saw. Of course, you make sure you have such courage.