Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, directors of Daybreakers and Undead, among others
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this movie coming out, but there wasn’t much chance that I wouldn’t go see it. I am a pretty big fan of the series, and you can actually check out my reviews for the first seven films here.
The second major part of a Saw movie would be the story and twists that it takes. I will try not to give too much away here, but honestly, there isn’t that much anyway. I figured out who was responsible very early on, because they drop hints that are far too obvious. After the first hint, I figured it was misdirection, but a second confirmed it, and the “twist” end also confirmed it again. I kinda wish I could say what I am talking about, but I don’t want to get yelled at.
Too many boring moments that were supposed to excite, a lack of any sort of urgency or tension, and shitty writing make this the weakest of the franchise. I was really hoping that they would pull out something special after letting the series simmer for so long, but in the end, we are treated with a cash cow and nothing more. I read that this movie made more than any other in the franchise on its opening weekend. Unless I am in the minority, that is a lot of disappointed people.
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