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It's not my game....
on 19 May 2015
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...
After IV and V being nothing more than average, the makers of the horror behemoth return with something that gets you thinking again, something that makes some sense as a standalone film, and is probably the most accessible Saw movie since II.
Keeping up with the times, John Kramer realises from beyond the grave that the credit crunch is a bad thing, and will affect people with health care issues. So he sends a fat cat on a game (the same fat cat who denied him something earlier) and all the while Hoffman has something to do with something, and there are flashbacks galore, but it does it's job with keeping up with the main narrative throughout.
there was a time not more than a couple of years ago when seeing the saw movies were becoming a bit of a chore. The public must of recognised this because of diminishing returns. But the trouble is, this is the kind of franchise that once you start watching it, you cannot ignore further instalments, regardless of how baffling or bizarre they have become.
Thankfully for once, the focus isn't on the traps (although they are good) the focus is on people again, and not how much they value their life, but how much they put a value on others (very topical).
For a fifth sequel in a horror franchise, the acting is good, and production values even better, and like i have said before, the story is an integral part to everything, and really makes it more enjoyable, as the flow is smooth.