November 25, 2008

Quick Review: Saw V (2008)

This series needs to stop.

The traps are still cool, the blood and gore content still flows hot and heavy, but can the plot get any more convoluted?

Parts of this one take place concurrently with parts of both Saw 3 and 4, and parts of it are directly related to the goings on of Saw 1 and 2... By the end of the movie, I didn't care who had been doing what or why, because with all of the jumps in both plot and logic, I just wanted it to be over.

And are they serious handing the "bad guy" reins over to Costas Mandylor? Can you name one thing other than Mobsters he was in that was any good? No, you sure can't. He's no Tobin Bell... and in fact, they may as well call the character Crapsaw now.

This series is starting to get as lame as an M.Night Shaymalananan movie; wow, another breathtaking "twist" ending that leaves us feeling both underwhelmed and cheated. Hooray. It's not total garbage or anything, but Saw V is light years from being as good as the first Saw was, and they really need to get back to basics with this series... because you know that Saw VI is coming.

1 comment :

  1. My girl friend is dying to watch this movie... I hope this one kind of curves her obsession for the franchise. It's almost as unhealthy as my love for zombie movies :P