There are two types of people in the world. There are the people who drool for the new Saw movie each Halloween, and there are people, like me, who wonder how long producers and writers can keep coming up with such insanely creative ways to kill people without suffering the same fate. I didn’t like Saw V at all, the traps weren’t impressive, it had too many flashbacks, and it was just an excuse to make another Saw movie. Surprisingly, that wasn’t the case for Saw VI.
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The Movie Review
Agent Strahm has failed to capture Detective Mark Hoffman, his corpse completely crushed into bits and pieces. Now, the FBI believes Strahm is Jigsaw’s assistant. Agent Lindsey Perez has not died, according to Dan Erickson, who calls Hoffman.
When Dan discovers a cassette with the killer’s voice on it, he invites Hoffman and Perez to accompany him to the laboratory to check how far the identification of the true voice has progressed. Jill Tuck, John’s widow, receives a package from his lawyer containing six envelopes with instructions, of which she hands the first five to Hoffman.
William Easton, the unethical CEO of medical insurance company Umbrella Health, and other executives are kidnapped, and William is forced to play a game in which he must pick who dies to save his family.
Saw VI is the directorial debut of Kevin Greutert, who previously edited for the first five Saw films. The franchise seems to have a tradition (or curse) of pulling people from their production crew, instead of getting actual directors.
Possibly the best timing in cinematic history, Saw VI released during Obama’s administration, a movie that tortures executives from the healthcare industry. This time, the unlucky victims are quite interesting to watch, although we’re not exactly there to root for them.
It still has some of the same issues as its predecessor, such as characters we don’t care about whose sole goal is to die, but the previous character, Hoffmann, is developed this time and we don’t cut much to flashbacks. Not to mention the dreadful acting.
Saw VI also features a lot of tension, suspense, and action, so you won’t be able to rest. From beginning to end, I was on the edge of my seat. It also features more horrifying traps.
To be honest, they’re pretty inventive, and the gore has improved a lot. Some of the grossest scenes in Saw are in this movie, like a fat guy who sacrifices his flesh to stay alive, or someone getting injected with burning acid. But the plot is a whole other thing. It’s not like this franchise has ever been really good.
There are things that did work, David Armstrong’s cinematography did a great job creating a sinister and enigmatic atmosphere, while Charlie Clousier composed an ominous score appropriate for a horror movie, all of which are trademarks of the franchise.
This sequel follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, manipulating the audience in the same way as the merciless murderer, played by the soft-spoken Tobin Bell, did. Honestly, his performance comes close to Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
The Bottom Line
In conclusion, Saw VI gave a little hope for the franchise. It still retraces the main elements of Saw, the same story about the cancer-struck Jigsaw who creates a series of games to scare the life out of people.
The main villain of Saw is a genius, but I can’t say the same for the people behind the movie itself. Nevertheless, Saw VI is a pleasant addition to the franchise, it gets rid of the nasty aftertaste from the previous two installments. Saw VI makes good use of suspense and gore, and is the best chapter since Saw III.