The first Saw seemed incredible. Now, with six Saw(s) down the line, the concept has lost its freshness.
I remember watching the first Saw and being glued to my chair with eyes popping out the whole time.
The concept was new, original, and mind-blowing. It was simple and effective. Creative and unique. I could only come up with great words for the first Saw. But James Wan, director of the first film, is now long gone from the franchise to pursue his career in other (more interesting) projects.
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But Saw VI is not really just a waste of money, it’s a complete waste of your time. Of course, if you’re looking for the thrill of gory scenes, the sight of a woman cutting off her own arm will certainly have some effects on you. It may provoke in you some feelings of repulsion, disgust or even excitement. And what are good movies for other than provoking emotions from its viewer, whichever emotion it is.
There is nothing really happening in Saw VI. Jigsaw wants to show the world what is violence and death. He wants to make people understand the reality of pain. Ok, after five films, we got it. The story barely moves and keeps deceiving scene after scene. Tension doesn’t build, there is nothing to fear. And in this one actors act more funny than horrified. It really feels like the franchise is just running after its money.
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And how many times more will we have to suffer with the same story being made worse over and over again? Well, the Vice Chairman of the franchise, Michael Burns, was quoted saying: “as long as we make money on it we’ll keep doing this.” They will start the production of Saw VII in January 2010. This one will be in 3-D so we can at least expect a slightly different experience in the theater. Then, Saw VIII is planned to be released in October 2011.
Jigsaw is not ready to leave us alone and even Perez Hilton is sick of it: “How exhausting and ridiculous!”