SAW The Movies

SAW adalah film horor favorit saya sampai saat ini.  Film ini merupakan film horor yang menurut saya adalah horor yang ‘mendidik’. Baik mendidik korban di dalam filemnya, maupun penonton yang menonton seri film horor ini. Alasan terbesar saya menyukai SAW dari seri pertama hingga yang terakhir dirilis akhir tahun lalu, adalah karena film ini adalah film horor yang sama sekali tak ada hantunya. Hahaha, tentu saja. Karena SAW bukan jenis horor yang mengangkat hantu dalam ceritanya. SAW adalah jenis film horor yang mengangkat ‘kesadisan’ sekaligus ‘mendidik’ dalam jalan ceritanya. Jika sedari tadi saya menggunakan kata ‘mendidik’ pada film SAW, maka akan saya jelaskan penyebabnya dengan menguraikan sedikit dari sejarah panjang film ini.

Jika menyebut film SAW, maka yang pasti teringat adalah tokoh utamanya yaitu The Jigsaw Killer atau JIGSAW yang nama aslinya adalah Jonathan Kramer. Jonathan Kramer is a “Mastermind Serial Killer” itulah yang saya kutip dari Jigsaw sendiri adalah sebutan bagi John Kramer dari para polisi karena ia selalu meninggalkan tanda berupa potongan puzzle yang diambil dari kulit korban yang telah mati. Dalam filmnya, Jigsaw digambarkan terobsesi mengajarkan para korbannya bagaimana menghargai hidup mereka. Hal ini dilatar belakangi karena John Kramer mengidap kanker dan akan segera meninggal. John menyaksikan manusia menghabiskan waktu hidupnya dengan sia-sia membuatnya memutuskan untuk ‘mengajarkan’ para korbannya agar lebih menghargai hidup mereka jika mereka berhasil bertahan dari ‘permainan’ yang ia buat khusus mereka. Dan caranya ‘mendidik’ para korbannya adalah dengan menempatkan mereka berada dekat dengan kematian. Dan disitulah akan dilihat seberapa besar seseorang akan menghargai hidupnya dengan berusaha mempertahankan hidupnya.

Beberapa Filosofi Jigsaw yang juga adalah kutipan di dalam filmnya adalah sebagai berikut:






Beberapa alat yang digunakan oleh Jigsaw antara lain:

Bathroom Trap (SAW) :

“Dr. Gordon. This is your wake-up call. Every day of your working life, you have given people the news that they are going to die soon. Now you will be the cause of death. Your aim in this game is to kill Adam. You have until 6:00 on the clock to do it. There’s a man in the room with you. When there is that much poison in your blood, the only thing left to do is shoot yourself. There are ways to win this hidden all around you. Just remember: ‘X’ marks the spot for the treasure. If you do not kill Adam by 6:00, then Alison and Diana will die, Dr. Gordon. And I’ll leave you in this room to rot. Let the game begin.” (JIGSAW)

Jaw Trap (SAW)

“Hello, Amanda. You don’t know me, but I know you. I want to play a game. Here’s what happens if you lose. The device you’re wearing is hooked into your upper and lower jaws. When the timer at the back goes off, your mouth will be permanently ripped open. Think of it like a reverse bear trap. Here, I’ll show you.” [trap goes off on a mannequin head] “There is only one key to open the device. It’s in the stomach of your dead cellmate. Look around, Amanda. Know that I’m not lying. You better hurry up. Live or die. Make your choice.” (JIGSAW)

Needle Pit (SAW II)

“Hello Xavier. I want to play a game. The game I want to play is very similar to the one you’ve been playing as a drug dealer. The game of offering hope to the desperate for a price. I think we can agree that your situation is desperate. So I offer you hope. The price you pay is that you must crawl into the same pit of squalor you force your customers into. By entering this room, a timer has been started. When the timer expires, the door in front of you will be locked forever. Only in finding the key, before the timer runs out, can you unlock it, and retrieve the antidote inside. I will give you just one hint to where that key is. It will be like finding a needle in a haystack. Let the game begin.” (JIGSAW)

Angel Trap (SAW III)

“Hello, Kerry. I want to play a game. Up until now you have spent your life among the dead, piecing together their final moments. You are good at this because you, like them, are also dead. Dead on the inside. You identify more with a cold corpse than you do with a living human. I believe you want to join your true family, indeed, your only family, in death. The device you are wearing is hooked into your ribcage. And by the time this tape is finished, you will have one minute to find a way out. At the end of that minute, you should know better than anyone what happens then. There is a simple key that will unlock the harness, Kerry. It is right in front of you. All you have to do is reach in and take it. But do it quickly. The acid will dissolve the key in a matter of seconds. Make your choice.”  (JIGSAW)

The Cube (SAW V)

“Hello agent Strham, if you hearing this then you’ve finally found what you’ve looking for. But it’s the discovery of  my body…enough or will your insatiable hunger to uncover the truth push you deeper into a bliss in my warning. Do not perceide but this room can be your sanctuary…or it can be your grave…the choice is yours.” (JIGSAW)

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