So close to the end, yet still so far away from a solid "Saw" movie. Since part V failed to generate the revenue they hoped for, it seems the studios decided to wrap it up quickly. Not that they would mind milking it for more money until the end of times, but it was fairly obvious that the box-office response part V received was cold enough to put the producers on guard regarding the future of further Saw sequels. So, they went and got themselves a new director, Kevin Greutert, the editor of the past five movies and decided to bring closure to Jigsaw's fans. There would only be this one and one more entry, called "Saw 3D". It's actually ironic in a way that “Saw VI”, for the first time in the past four movies, seemed to be heading in the right direction for a change.
|Miss, I think you have the wrong|
franchise. This is "Saw", not "Scream".
|You're getting warmer.|
|"Oh dear, I pulled the wrong one !"|
Sometimes, it almost feels like the franchise could use a bit of self-awareness. You get the sense that maybe if they played a little more with that, they could avoid all the critical bashing. The franchise started out dead serious, but now, after six movies and several ridiculous storylines, a little tongue-in-cheek would go a long way. So, in closing, I can safely say that part VI is better than III, IV and V. But, since VII, also called 3D, is the last in the franchise, it's just too little, too late. Now, if only they could bring Jigsaw back from the dead...