Has anyone seen this yet? Am I the only one to start a thread on this? For all you die hard Saw fans, what did you think?
In quantity of gore, I think IV was gorier. There were two traps that were gory in this one (imo), the pendulum and the saw bench trap that you see in the commercial.
now on to SPOILERS:
It took me a while to figure out that the pendulum trap was not designed to set one free. I saw that he put one hand in the unlocking device, but did he put both hands in? Obviously, the pendulum swinging was drawn out for gore factor. I didn't quite catch on that the trap was before the first Saw even took place. Maybe it wasn't quite obvious until it was shown with Hoffman and Jigsaw.
I did like how you saw jigsaw taking Hoffman through the set ups of the traps in Saw 1-3. Especially the opening of saw 2 (the gun door one). I do suppose that is the only way in which to keep Tobin Bell a part of this by now.
The neck decapitation trap got me when you see all the chains snap back when the time was up. I fall for these every time and didn't realize how easy it would have been for them all to work together. Really, one of jigsaws easier tests, if they all would have worked together.
The ending was great when you see Hoffman in the box and the blood is spattering all over the clear box as Strahm's body is being crushed.
I would like to know what was in the box that Jill happened and what is she to do? Her character seemed to quickly fade after she closed the box. Also, I want to know what is going to happen to the detective after he realizes Hoffman is apart of the work of Jigsaw. Overall, I still love the series, unlike other horror sequels, the storyline still flows from one to the next and keeps it alive and interesting. It wasn't one of the gorier ones and the traps were pretty simple, but I like that. Simpler can be better.