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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saw VI

"Once you see death up close, then you know what the value of life is."
In true tradition of the Saw series, Saw VI continued to freak out audiences with plenty of gore and entangled characters who are all at the mercy of the psychotic Jigsaw, the psycho who preys on those who have either denied someone the right to live or have not taken advantage of their own will to live and make them play his twisted game of death. But the latest installment lacked a consistent plotline. If you're a die-hard fan and have seen all the other films in the series, you'll notice that the plotline seem to diminish as the years go, until they're left with all gore and no substance. If you're a newbie or, like me, haven't seen all the films in the series, you may get lost during some of the flashback scenes they whizzed through. Saw VI attempted to tie together all the loose plotline from the previous movies in one quick sweep towards the end but failed to really spend any time on figuring out the plot for this movie.
But, there were certainly a lot of frightful moments that made you want to cover your eyes, oftentimes because you knew what was going to happen to the character before he or she did and didn't want to witness it. I'd be lying if I didn't admit to jumping in my seat a few times. Unfortunately the plot was just a bit messy.
Great entertainment for a spooky Halloween night, but most likely not as entertaining any other time of the year. Saw VI lost the originality that made the first movie so special and tried to mask that problem with more victims, more plots and more gore.
If you're a horror movie fanatic, check it out. Let me know what you think.

My rating: B-

1 comments:

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

I've only seen the first Saw movie and it was chilling. I am amazed that it's up to 6 in the series! Thanks for letting us know there is still some value to the premise.

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