SAW IV (18)
D: Darren Lynn Bousman
Lionsgate / Twisted (Gregg Hoffman, Patrick Melton & Mark Burg)
W: Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
DP: David A. Armstrong
Ed: Kevin Greutert & Brett Sullivan
Mus: Charlie Clouser
Tobin Bell (John Kramer / Jigsaw), Costas Mandylor (Det. Mark Hoffman), Scott Patterson (Agt. Peter Stratton), Betsy Russell (Jill Tuck), Lyriq Bent (Off. Daniel Rigg)
Snore IV. The original Jigsaw killer may be gone, but there’s still games to play and victims to kill in this rushed sequel to capitalise on the success of previous films.
Who cares about story? Just have some random people suffering violent deaths from twisted methods, chucking in some peripheral characters from previous movies and the odd cameo. That’ll do.
Honestly, these films get progressively worse, forgetting that what made the original film so good was mystery and originality, rather than constant gore porn.
There also doesn’t need to be a twist in the tail every single time, especially one as pathetic as what’s served up here.