Thursday, November 12, 2015

SAW IV (aka Saw 4)

Saw IV Movie Review

Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) realizes his test has not concluded, and we see Lieutenant Daniel Rigg (Lyriq Bent) is now also being tested after he proves he is reckless and impatient. The fourth installment of the Saw series spends a good bit of time introducing us to the new mastermind behind the traps while at the same time reminding us that, despite everything we know to this point, Jigsaw is still very much in control. Jigsaw's wife Jill (Betsy Russell) becomes a more important character, and Agent Peter Strahm (Scott Patterson from Gilmore Girls) is introduced. One thing I like a lot about this film is the character Rigg, an interesting character with a great degree of complexity. He is an easy character to cheer for, and Bent does a wonderful job playing the character. The traps seem a little toned down from the previous installments, but they are still very gory.

And hair raising

Darren Lynn Bousman returns to direct with Leigh Whannell bowing out of writing duties, replaced by the duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the masterminds behind Feast. It's not hard to recognize the changing of the guard, but Melton and Dunstan do a decent enough job moving the story forward. I like Saw IV a lot, but more than anything the film serves as a bridge between the first three films and the final three films.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Saw IV Movie Trailer

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