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MOVIE REVIEWS: SAW VI

by Dawn, January 25, 2010

Brought by OBS staff member Krystal

Name: Saw VI
Rated:
R
Running time: 93 minutes

Directors: Kevin Greutert

Synopsis
The Saw franchise is back again. Simone (Tanedra Howard) and Eddie (Marty Moreau) awake in adjacent rooms with head harnesses attached to them. The game is the person who cuts off the most weight in body parts in 60 seconds will live, while the other will be killed. The overweight Eddie slices fat from his stomach, but Simone chops off her arm to tip the scale in her favor and save herself. Thus begins the next chapter.

With Peter Strahm (Scott Patterson) out of the way, Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) is free to continue his work as the new jigsaw, but someone is close on his trail forcing him to advance his plans sooner than planned. What new twists does the franchise have for us now?

Review
The sixth installment of the Saw franchise picks up right where the previous film left off. This is the first of the Saw films that I saw in theaters and I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of people in the audience (yay for going to matinee films).

When going into the ‘final’ film in this franchise, I was deeply concerned as to how good it was going to be due to the last couple of films being good, but not great. Luckily I was wrong, for the film was not just good it was worth the $7.50.

The movie centers around a game played by William Easton (Peter Outerbridge), an executive at the health insurance company Umbrella (Resident Evil anyone?), who must complete four tasks in 30 minutes to save his family. A direct stab at the health care industry today, this concept fits perfectly what is going on in US politics at this very moment.

Like all Saw movies, to tell you anything would be a spoiler, so let me just say that the twists are perfect. The cast and character’s surprise you with their performances and choices, making for a fun and gory sequel to this awesome series.

Rating: 8/10 stars

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