Rewatched Jun 30, 2012
People spend too much time grouping the first Saw in with the rest of the series, which is a damn shame because Saw deserves no part of the gory reputation so carelessly handed down to it. I don't know who defined "gore" to the general public, but honestly, people need to move on from this idea of cameras zoomed in on limbs being torn from the body, scissors tearing into achilles tendons, and eyes being spooned out of skulls, because very few "theater horror" movies contain any of that. For the most part, you are fed the image of these things happening via dialogue, but never physically see any of it all thanks to strategic camera pans. And yet, at the mere mention of Saw, people cringe and refuse it without question. They never consider that it is an actual movie, with a very solid plot, that exists to be more than an outlet for gratuitous gore.