“SAW IV”

sawiv.jpgTobin Bell
Scott Patterson
Costas Mandylor
Betsy Russell
Lyriq Bent
Justin Louis
Athena Karkanis
Simon Reynolds
Mike Realba
Marty Adams
Sarain Boylan
Billy Otis

Unrated           95min           2007

When SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend… or face the deadly consequences.

“Saw IV” is the topping on the masterpiece that is SAW. This time around, you finally understand the madness in the mind of the man. Having seen Jigsaw die in the third one you find out how his work will continue. At the end of that statement, raise a multitude of questions.

For this entire series, I always wondered what would make a man create such demented contraption. This time it is more about the character than traps; that still play a major part of the film. There is more revelation revealed in this film than any other film to day in the SAW franchise. This film made it worth all the sicken scenes I had to watch to get to this point.

Jigsaw is dead in this one but is revived through flashback. “Saw IV” takes place during the same period as SAW III. This one shows the other half of Jigsaw’s equation. His work will definitely continue making wonder how many little experiments Jigsaw had running. It also made me wonder how many were successful in ‘appreciating their lives’.

Appreciate this SAW IV for this is the final part of a masterpiece. This is a franchise that was strong throughout; one of the first perfect quadilogies. I have come to appreciate the dementedness and the madness of the man. You understand why Jigsaw does what he does.

“Saw IV” is full of special features, many as standard as on the other movie disc and so more. There is an audio commentary with producers and executive producer, the other is with the director and actor Lyriq Bent. There is the standard feature of Darren’s Diary, the traps, and the props. There is a music video IV by X Japan and deleted scenes. The movie previews are for “The Eye”, “Rambo”, “Skinwalkers”, “Boy Eat Girls”, “WAR”, Fearnet.com, Condemned 2: Bloodshot

I give it 3/5.

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