Friday, January 29, 2010

Saw VI- better than the last two...

There are two things that I like about the Saw films. One is the posters. Always very inventive. Two is the fact that Shawnee Smith stars in the films. I love Shawnee Smith. I can't explain why, but I think she it great. She was in the Blob remake, which is a guilty pleasure.
I stopped actually going to see the Saw films in the theaters after the 4th one. The 4th one sucked. I don't even remember it. The 5th sucked as well, but it was saved by the fact that Julie Benz was in it (4 and 5 are Shawnee lite films.) Now we come around to the 6th, and honestly because I can barely remember 4 and 5 I was more than a little lost here. Jigsaw is well dead, his wife and her boob job are trying to preserve his legacy, and Costas Mandylor, as Agent Hoffman, is continuing his work.
There are the requisite flashbacks (yeah Amanda!), gory traps (or games, whatever you want to call them) and the famous Saw twist ending. I may just be feeling generous but this Saw was pretty good. The traps/games and characters were interesting. The plot was a little less confusing (beginning with Saw III, the plot becomes very dense. You need a cliff notes book just to keep up), and the mystery of an envelope way back from Saw III is revealed. It even has a political message (a big fuck you to the health care industry!). Now, here is my ranking of the Saw films....
  1. Saw (still a favorite for me. I own it and watch it if I see it on TV.)
  2. Saw II (best twist ending.)
  3. Saw VI (again, feeling generous.)
  4. Saw III
  5. Saw V
  6. Saw IV (I really don't even remember this one. I know I saw it, but don't ask me to tell you about it.)



4 comments:

The Film Connoisseur said...

I really hate the Saw films, cant take them at all. I watched the fifth one, but that one was lucky I even gave it the time of day. I never really connected with that one or the previous one.

The Film Connoisseur said...

I don't know if I should give this one a chance, they are all pretty confusing films, its hard to keep up with the never ending twists and characters...that cop, this detective, a trap! someone gets tortured! Then back to the back story, to the...my head hurts!

But they can be fun, like the third one. and the first. This one is fun again?

Jen said...

I don't know if I would call this "fun" I too gave up on these films because the plot became so convoluted and torture isn't really my cup of tea. I think I just liked this one because #1: It didn't suck as bad as I thought it would and #2: Shawnee Smith is featured again. Might be worth a try..Much better than the last two..

The Film Connoisseur said...

I might give it a shot some day, but Im not in a hurry to do so.