Saw 4

Saw 4 (IV) Review

Saw 4Saw 4 – Blood, Gore and More!

No it hasn’t finished, it is that time of year again where Saw has once again ‘graced’ our cinemas. Initially I thought Saw 4 was dragging it out a bit and it should have ended after the third. I even said that I wouldn’t go to see the fourth because I did not think I would enjoy it.

So why did I end up going to see it? Well I nearly didn’t. Jen certainly did not want to go and see it because Saw 3 was spent hiding behind me, but with nothing else on at the cinema at the moment worth watching or that I hadn’t seen I thought I should take myself along.

Can you randomly see Saw 4?

I would say no you can’t, the Saw movies are so intricately built around each other, and even with this one not being written by the same guy they are still following stories which are all blended together. Saw 4 might just be for the Saw fans, and from the quick searches I threw into google there are quite a few fan sites. I have now seen all of the Saw movies, would I call myself a fan? No, yes I like them but I am not into them in that way.

So how was the movie?

From the trailers I had seen before going I knew we were either up for another treat of a gore-fest OR in for a boring re-run of Saw 3. I was pleasantly surprised! From the outset the “oh my gods”, the shuffling in the seats from everyone trying to look away gripped the cinema. Two guys one with his eyes sewn up and one with his mouth sewn up connected by neck chains to a winch machine, there was only one way this was going to go down…

The main story is held together by the police again, but in Saw 4 it is different they become a lot more involved with what is going on and with some new characters involved the story does get more intriguing. I wouldn’t have bet on that happening but it did and I felt like I wanted to know what was going to happen well before it did again.

I will leave the story talking out because of the people going to see it, but all I will say is that it opens everything up again and there will be a Saw 5. There are some definite un-answered queries which I have but I can only guess that they will be answered in the next movie, ‘I hope’.

My overall view of the movie?

I did actually enjoy it, a lot more than Jen! The story had me hooked, the amount of gore was extreme and no doubt I will see Saw 5 just to answer the questions I have. I do even recommend it for the people who have seen Saw 1-3.

Overall Rating: 4/5

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