Throughout October, I sat down and watched every film from the Saw franchise, in order, for the first time in preparation for the new movie. Below is my opinion of each film in the series and a short review:
Saw I (2004) - 9.5/10
In short, I loved this movie. I found it gruesomely original, a thought-provoking and intense plot tied in with top-notch editing and a killer score made this flick a new favorite, this had me very excited about the sequels.
Saw II (2005) - 7.5/10
A taut and intense thriller. A fresh plot for the sequel but underwhelming in comparison to the shocking original but still very much worth your time, I liked it.
Saw III (2006) - 8.1/10
I really, really liked this one. Just when I thought the series would plummet in quality after the first, this sequel kicks it up a notch and is a breath of fresh air for Saw fans. I liked the plot and there were some pretty strong performances here too.
Saw IV (2007) - 8.0/10
I found this sequel riveting and mind-boggling. Some of the best traps we've seen from the series and another cat and mouse style setup are pure entertainment.
Saw V (2008) - 6.2/10
Every series has its highs and lows, here is a perfect example of how not to make a good sequel. Fans will likely enjoy it but at heart, it's a run of the mill generic film, not without its moments although which is why I was still generous with my rating.
Saw VI (2008) - 8.4/10
I loved the one. The series is back in top form in terms of horror and mystery and the film is very entertaining, brutal traps and expertly paced. This one is not to be missed.
Saw 3D (2009) - 5.5/10
Bad, but fun. The series quality plummets dramatically here in terms of just about everything, badly acted, poor traps, not an ounce of 'mystery' in the thing. It's worth at least one viewing but I wouldn't revisit the film I don't think.
Overall this series rating would be a 7.0/10 - Good
I will be posting my Jigsaw (2017) review in the coming weeks and I am very much looking forward to it. What did you think of the Saw series? Which is your favorite/least favorite? Hope you enjoyed readingð. #sawmovie #saw #jigsaw #saw2 #saw3 #saw4 #saw5 #saw6 #saw7 #saw3d #horror #horrorfilms