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re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

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I didn't even reply to your post. Kick rocks, dude! It was the BMF I asked why to.

For the sake of just guessing bullshit, Mariol Nichols isn't in the trailer, so she's the killer! Oh, and while we're at it, one of the black characters is related to Danny Glover's, because... why not?
Just for that, I'm doubling down. It's gonna be him. You wait and see.

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re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

New date: May, 21, 2021
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/l...-4-1234595835/
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

“Spiral: From the Book of Saw,” the ninth installment in the Saw horror franchise, will premiere in theaters a week earlier than originally planned. The film, starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, is now set to debut on May 14.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

I thought the speculation here was going to come back to my "Laurie Metcalf Theorem." The killer is generally the actor who is obviously only cast in that role because they are the killer. Generally it holds true for those lesser-known "I recognize that person, but can't place them" actors. E.g., "I recognize that person, but why are they playing such a small part?" (BECAUSE THEY ARE THE KILLER!)

As for the trailer ... I'm sorry. Chris Rock trying to look tough and act serious is laughable. I saw the trailer a few weeks ago without knowing (or remembering) what it was; I thought it was a parody or spoof at first.

I had planned on watching Fargo at some point ... but ... ehhh ...
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Actually looks fairly good. The only thing is I’m not really a fan of the franchise. Torture type horror has never really been something I like to watch.
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Actually looks fairly good. The only thing is I’m not really a fan of the franchise. Torture type horror has never really been something I like to watch.
I still think it's in part Eli Roth's fault. The first Saw was violent but you actually didn't see most of the torture, it was in the audience's head. Saw II was more violent but no torture porn either. Then Hostel came out and both franchises tried to trump the other. If you break down the story some of the Saw sequels are pretty clever, but the violence outshines the story and a lot of the acting is below par.
So I'm hopeful this one will be more like the first one, but Bousman being the director gives me some grief.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Tickets are on sale. Got mine in IMAX for the 14th. Used my AMC-list for it, because why not.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Bought a ticket to see this at AMC next Friday. I had $5 Fandango reward to use after all my theater visits.

Looks like this movie is 93 minutes.
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Bought a ticket to see this at AMC next Friday. I had $5 Fandango reward to use after all my theater visits.

Looks like this movie is 93 minutes.
Next Friday? You mean on the 14th, right? Wrath of Man is next Friday.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

I'll probably do the Thursday night showing.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

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Next Friday? You mean on the 14th, right? Wrath of Man is next Friday.
Yes next Friday the 14th. I always consider new weeks Sunday through Saturday.


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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spiral_2021
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

I'm seeing a matinee on Friday


Bloody-Disgusting gave it 4 out of 5 stars

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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

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I'm seeing a matinee on Friday


Bloody-Disgusting gave it 4 out of 5 stars

https://twitter.com/BDisgusting/stat...276382721?s=20

This looks like something where sites that specialize in horror need to have more weight given to their reviews than regular critics. Chris Stuckman gave it a C+ saying it had the makings of a great Saw movie, but fell short.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Awhile back I picked up the whole series on Blu Ray for 3 bucks a piece. I had only seen the first one around the time it came out (which I liked), and one of the sequels. Not only was the first one not the good movie I remember it being, but all of the sequels are genuinely awful. The glutton for punishment I am, I will probably watch this once it hits streaming.
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

So much for hoping this would be a good Saw movie with Rock's involvement
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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

As a big fan of the franchise, I didn’t care much for this. Probably less so than the last one.

The concept is alright, but the execution isn’t good. Bringing Bousman back to direct was a mistake. Chris Rock is just too distracting in the movie. He came up with the pitch… cool. But just collect that producer check. Hell, take a crack at directing it. But he just seemed way too out of place here.

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Just for that, I'm doubling down. It's gonna be him. You wait and see.

Spoiler:
Winner winner chicken dinner. But again! I was wondering why people seemed to think it was obvious that it was SLJ.

It’s painfully obvious halfway through the movie who the killer is based on something you don’t see happen.






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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

We just got back from it. Chris Rock's stare is both uncomfortable and hilarious looking at the same time.
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Just got back from seeing it. Not my favorite of the series, but I did find some of it entertaining. I'd probably give this a 7 out of 10 and maybe a C+

And by no means did this wrap up the series. Depending on how much this makes, I have to think we will see a Saw X.

I thought it was cool seeing Marisol Nichols play a tough chick with a mouth of a sailor.

I did think it was interesting how the big reveal of the killer:

Spoiler:


The partner. Did not feature any detailed explaining on how he set up everything in detail and outsmarted everyone like how Hoffmann did in the previous movies. Same goes with the detailed reveal in Jigsaw.







This is probably how I would rank the series. I've seen every movie prior to this at least 3 times.

Saw II
Saw III
Saw
Saw IV
Jigsaw
Spiral
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw 3D

I didn't really like the new recordings setting up the traps. The voice wasn't as creepy as Kramer's. Rock added a different dynamic to this. Rather than this being your typical torture porn horror, there was some light humor and a lot of this felt very police cop thriller.

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Just got back from it and it was ok. Called it, too! Better than 3D and some of the latter entries. A friend who saw it kept going on and on about how cheap some of the sets looked and he's right. This was shot, most of the time, in extreme closeups that you couldn't even see buildings or vantage points, etc. I kept telling him, dude, they spent shit to make it to maximize their profits. Lo and behold I looked it up and Spiral cost 40 MILLION to make. First thing I thought was that scene from True Romance with Sal Rubinek: "I swear to God, somebody is stealing from me!" No fucking way this cost 40 million to make. I'll say it was at least 30 million in salaries, Rock and Jackson together, but outside of that, there's no other big names let alone set pieces. There's that pesky Hollywood accounting again.

In any event, they do set it up for a continuation and I will see it.

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Re: Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Saw 9) (2021, D: Bousman) - S: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson

Yes, they did leave it open for another one. However, wasn't the intended mission accomplished and anything further would be simply murdering others for the sake of playing more games? Also, the voice they chose sucked.

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