Saw VI (2009)

Any fan of the Saw franchise knows that it all starts and ends with the reverse bear trap. Whoever finds themselves locked into the mechanic device will spend the last 60 seconds of their life wishing they would have had ordered dessert the last time they went out to eat. 

I would have to do some research, but I wonder what the fans would consider being the worse trap to be stuck in. I bring that idea up because outside of the bear trap, the merry-go-round of death would also be the worse possible place to find yourself tied too. 

The Saw franchise reached eight films through its original theatre run. Saw VI finds itself in the upper half of the iconic franchise thanks to the ending, the playground packed with guns, and one of the most gruesome ways to kill off the game’s main player. Now, who am I to judge whether or not that person deserved to die of lethal injection. It just happens to be one of those moments I tend to look away as his body falls into two pieces, intestines and all. 

If you thought being an insurance salesman racing against the clock was a bad gig, can you imagine being Jill Tuck (Betsy Russell) who needs to carry out Jigsaw’s (Tobin Bell) last wishes? What about being stuck in Detective Hoffman’s (Costas Mandylor) shoes? Dead federal agents are dropping like flies, and he’s the prime suspect. At what lengths will he go to prove his innocence and protect his name? 

This 1:30 horror flick spends more time with the main characters working through their psychopath issues than focusing on the game. As I mentioned in the previous review, I love the drama that is building amongst Jigsaw’s closest companions more than I do about the people he wishes to change through torture. No matter what, the bear trap through the bars and the mangled face is enough to keep me wondering what happens next! 7/10


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