“Saw V” Movie Review
Alright, I just saw “Saw V” today and right off the bat which was no surprise to me it starts off with a grissly gruesome murder involving a huge swinging blade and cutting someone in half. This 5th installment of “Saw” explores deeper into Lieutenant Mark Hoffman’s(Costas Mandylor) involvement with John Jigsaw(Tobin Bell) and reveals that he actually helped out with most of the murders Jigsaw committed. He worked with Jigsaw because Jigsaw revealed to him that he new about a murder that Hoffman committed to avenge his sister’s death in Jigsaw fashion so that it would look like another Jigsaw murder and take the focus off of it leading to him. Agent Strahm(Scott Patterson) is on to him though and he investigates throughout the entire movie to get evidence on him which unfortunately leads to his demise.
Also we see another gang of 5 victims one of which being Luba(Meagan Good) who which you’ll have to excuss me; I was sorry to see get killed. She is one beautiful chick.Ok, back to the review. Yeah, they all fall prey to another one of Jigsaw’s horrible games which attempts to teach them a lesson about themselves and how they’re all connected. They learn this lesson but unfortunately the hard way.Some of the ways include a horrible decapitation scene,5 pints of blood being drained from 2 people,and a man literally being blown to bits. Hoffman is able to frame Strahm for everything and is able to escape the attempts of Strahm leaving this Franchise open for yet another sequel in what will appear to be just one more notch in a seemingly endless series of even more sequels. There’s no doubt in my mind that I could be writing a review for a Saw 11 or 12 in like 6-7 years from now. God knows the money is right the way this film is performing at the box office right now.
My take: I generally don’t like to watch grissly horror films but yet I keep going back. I have yet to figure out why. Anyways, I thought the film was interesting in how it explored yet another link to the Jigsaw puzzle. It had it’s fair share of gore but not as much as in the past which peronally was fine with me. I know some will disagree with my opinion as some people love that graphic stuff. All in all I give it a “B” for what it was and what it attempted to accomplish.
Written by: Andre at ontheflix.com