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    Posted: November 02 2013 at 10:01am
My review of the franchise (skip to 07:31):



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Good point.Looking back,a lot of the characters(specially the protagonists in JIGSAW's game)didn't really learn...which is why they didn't get a happy ending.
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My gripe with the ending wasn't that it wasn't a happy ending. It was how he actually LEARNED something this time! He learned how his job screwed over a lot of innocent people and was going to right his wrongs. Then he becomes goo.
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Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

The bad:
 
Costas Mandylor: Dammit, why did they keep this guy around?
The fact that you moved him from Ugly to Bad should answer your question.Wink
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

This REALLY pissed me off! After learning his lesson, Easton gets turned into goo.
What did you expect?Most of the main characters from the first 5 movies didn't get a happy ending.
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The Scott Pilgrim curse strikes again! For those who aren't aware of what that saying I just made up means, the Scott Pilgrim curse is when audiences, fed up with a certain formula, rejects the latest movie to use it and the movie turns out to be good. It called the Scott Pilgrim curse because of it being Michael Cera's third good movie and his sixth movie overall. After how terrible Saw V was, audiences were leary of the franchise. Not helping matters, a little horror movie by the name of Paranormal Activity was causing a stir. With that useless info out of the way, let's get to the review.
 
The good:
 
Peter Outerbridge: Outerbridge is interesting as William Easton, an amoral health insurance executive. You can clearly see that he learns his lesson throughout the movie.
 
Kevin Greutert: Greutert has an interesting vision for this. There's more to this than a simple gore-fest.
 
The script: The script for this isn't as good as the first two's, but compared to the last three's, it's Drive!
 
The bad:
 
Costas Mandylor: Dammit, why did they keep this guy around?
 
The ugly:
 
The end: This REALLY pissed me off! After learning his lesson, Easton gets turned into goo. Yes really. Afterwards, Hoffman gets put in a trap and is horribly maimed, but he continues to live. Damn.
 
After watching this, I had hope that Saw VII* would be good. How wrong I was! Grade: B-.
 
Next-up: Saw 3D!
 
*I didn't know that it would be 3D when I saw this one.
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I just saw this and I can assure it ties with SAW I as the best of the franchise.There's still the same flaws:too much non-scary gore(but this one had a lot of actual thrills)and focusing too much on the timeline and the flashbacks it feels like LOST(but this isn't a filler episode like the previous movie).Having the editor direct the movie and writing political satire and honest ethical debates were nice touches.

I give this 7/10.
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Originally posted by GTAHater767

Does this mean Paranormal Activity 2 won't be released this autumn?
I take that as a good sign. Just because a movie is cheap to make, that doesn't mean it should be rushed into theaters within one year. I say they should take their time with it and make it a worthy follow-up to the first movie.
 
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As for Saw VI, a single nomination Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake, or Ripoff would suffice for me.
There's no reason for the series to keep going. The last one was a flop, the main villain has been dead since the third movie, and each movie is pretty much the same as the one before it. It's time to pull the plug on it. But, knowing the studios, it's time for the magic word ... reboot.
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Originally posted by moviewizguy

Has anyone been following the "fight" between Paramount and Lionsgate? David Hackl, director of Saw V, was originally attached to do Saw VII while Kevin Greutert, who directed Saw VI, was attached to direct Paranormal Activity 2, both movies going head on head this Halloween. However, Lionsgate made an option which put Kevin on Saw VII, kicking out Hackl and now the director chair of PA2 is empty. It's a pretty dick move by Lionsgate. If you go to Kevin's blog, he says he feels like being raped by his dad.
Does this mean Paranormal Activity 2 won't be released this autumn?
 
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

YOU MIGHT THINK THE PERPETRATORS... ...THIS IS THE YEAR TO RECTIFY THIS...
As for Saw VI, a single nomination Worst Prequel, Sequel, Remake, or Ripoff would suffice for me.
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Hopefully this little legal battle will result in the this uncalled "Saw" sequel being canceled altogether.
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From this: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=13849

Whether he likes it or not, Saw VI director Kevin Greutert is indeed heading back to Toronto to direct Saw VII.

In a blog post entitled "Woo hoo! Lawyers are sending me to Canada tomorrow!" he writes this (Update: This entry has since been pulled from his site.):

I just had the task of telling my 83 year old mother that no, I'm not going to be allowed to direct the movie we were all so excited about when my family last got together, and that I'm being forced to leave town before getting a chance to see her again. Yes, I'll be filming people getting tortured YET AGAIN. So we'll have to put off me making a film she can actually watch for another year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2010 at 8:09pm
Well hopefully "Paranormal Activity 2" will beat the sh*t about of "Saw 7" so that the studios will finally get a clue and let this tired series die! Sadly, it may also result with there being a new "P.A." movie every Halloween. Me, I just want there to be a director with talent behind the "P.A." sequel, since it was talent that made the first movie a run away hit.
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Has anyone been following the "fight" between Paramount and Lionsgate? David Hackl, director of Saw V, was originally attached to do Saw VII while Kevin Greutert, who directed Saw VI, was attached to direct Paranormal Activity 2, both movies going head on head this Halloween. However, Lionsgate made an option which put Kevin on Saw VII, kicking out Hackl and now the director chair of PA2 is empty. It's a pretty dick move by Lionsgate. If you go to Kevin's blog, he says he feels like being raped by his dad.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 12:28pm
Yet another rating of somewhere between 6 and 9 out of 10.  Ummmmm ... no comment.
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Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

SAW VI is the point in the series where I'm starting to second think myself if I should continue with the series anymore. I have to admit, the movie is better than SAW V, but the set up in here is oh-so-familiar: A guy wakes up and finds himself in a grimmy old room where he has however many minutes to complete however many tasks to survive or whatnot. I've never been bothered by this set up until now.

While watching the film, I found myself bored and slightly uninterested in what's going on on screen. The funny thing is that the film is less about the infamous traps and more about attacking on the issues of the health care and economy, which makes SAW VI the most relevant in its series. And yes, I think the addition of these issues puts a fresh spin to the series, along with the fact that I find these issues interesting.

But what I hope for SAW VII is for it to do something different than a person awaking in a room to do a series of tasks. Saying that, I do like that this film did tie a lot of the plot lines made since the third film. I also liked seeing the returning of some old faces. However, the best thing of all is the last ten minutes of the film. It's truly jaw dropping and the ending is one of the best cliffhangers I've ever seen in this series in a long time.

So yes, I probably will be seeing SAW VII next year not only because of the cliffhanger ending but because the filmmakers fixed their mistakes since the fifth film. The series is headed toward the right direction yet this is me being completely generous because I wasn't all "wow'ed" by it until the last ten minutes of the film. It's a decent addition to the series and the fans of the series will definitely like it. 6/10
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2009 at 3:00am

Well, at this point, there's only two ways they can go with the 7th movie:

1. Finally end the series with closure.

2. The ever popular "reboot".

Or, the third option, as we all wished they would do ... stop making these movies, period!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2009 at 2:05pm

Here are some interesting stats that may prove Saw VI to be one of the less awful movies of the year:


Eric D. Snider gave Saw V a "D" and gave Saw VI a "C".
Wesley Morris hasn't given a single Saw film more than two stars, yet he gave VI two and a half stars.
James Rocchi gave V one star, and gave VI two stars.
Rossiter Drake gave V one star and gave VI two.
Dustin Putman gave both IV and V one and a half star gave
VI two.


This is just a sample, and yeah, there are still a fair number of critics who are bashing this movie just as badly as its predecessors. But the overall consensus suggests that VI is better than what most critics were expecting it to be. 

 

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