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Saturday, October 17, 2009

SAW VI

By D.E.Levine
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Director: Kevin Gruetert
Writer: Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton
Producer: Mark Burg and Oren Koules
Executive Producers: Peter Block, Daniel J. Heffner, Stacey Testro, James Wan and Leigh Whannell
Original Music: Charlie Clouser
Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston, Betsy Russell, Shawnee Smith, Peter Outerbridge, Athena Karkanis, Samantha Lemoie, Tanedra Howard, Marty Moreau, Shawn Ahmed et al.
Running Time: 91 Minutes
Country of Origin : United States
Language: English

The first five Saw movies were violent, bloody and full of gore. Saw VI is no exception. In fact, since the writers are collaborating on their third Saw film in a row, you barely notice that the director has changed.

Although John "Jigsaw" Kramer, the ruthless murderer of the previous films is dead from cancer for many months he leaves behind as his henchmen a compromised police detective and a widow plus a series of "games" that are aimed at bringing about the demise of William Easton, the corporate officer who denied his request to try an experimental gene therapy.

Jigsaw is interwoven into the current story through flashbacks, videotapes and fantasy sequences.

Although it's horrifying and scary to watch, the plot actually makes sense in this movie. The audience definitely empathizes with the bloodthirsty Jigsaw and is against the callous health insurer Eastman.

This franchise makes money so next year there will probably be a Saw VII. Meanwhile, the tasteless film is full of bad acting and laughable logic. While not really suspenseful it is gory enough to provide an upset stomach and an uncomfortable feeling of not being able to justify sitting through the entire thing.