Saw IV (2007)

A new sheriff is running the game, but is Jigsaw really dead? No matter where we find ourselves in the overall story arc, John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is there. He’s the whisper in the wind, the straw that stirs the drink, and the man behind the most gruesome traps you could ever imagine. 

It is interesting how the writers continue to impress their abilities to incorporate new characters into the never-ending story. Detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) is back and clinging to life. Then the game’s main character, Officer Daniel Rigg (Lyriq Bent), has to suffer through an almost unwinnable game to learn a valuable lesson that doesn’t make much of a difference in his life. 

The shocking ending, which was much better than Saw II and Saw III, is we finally found that Jigsaw had a partner, and it’s not who you thought it was from previous movies. If you’ve seen the following movies, you learn how these events came to be and can look back with a keen eye for all those missed details. However, for a first-time viewer, it may be shocking. 

At this point in the saga, I was a fan, but for me, chapters four and five are just the beginning of something great. The masses believe that Saw IV is one of the weaker entries in the series, and I tend to agree. Although I don’t like Saw III, I consider that to be the worse to date. 

This particular chapter has one significant highlight that will stick in moviegoers’ minds; that is, anytime they see a block of ice. 4/10

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