While The Swan isn't as grand as The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, it's still yet another fantastic short film from Wes Anderson who's probably second favourite director ever. While Henry Sugar is energetic and funny, this one is probably Anderson's most bleak and heartwrenching work, altough still pretty funny. Of course it's less than half the length of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, so they couldn't do as much with this one, but it just doesn't feel as…
Better than the first Saw and a lot better than Saw 2. Better dialogue, better camerawork, better editing and better characterization. This doesn't mean that it's completely free from those movies' issues. It still does that ugly as fuck editing and camera work when someone is in a trap, there's some bad dialogue here and there and I really can't care for a lot of the characters.