Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Mark Rolston
I’ve thought about it long and hard, and I’ve definitely decided that Saw VI is the worst film in the Saw series. The detective guy as a replacement for Jigsaw never works well, and there’s a weird political message in there which is completely missing from every other installment. I’m so happy I have the experience to finally be able to tell people this information.
Jigsaw had one last game he wanted to do before he died, so detective whats-his-face sets it up in his memory. He wants the insurance agent and his team who rejected his policy when he wanted to get some experimental cancer treatment to go through the whole Saw process, and that’s what they do. Meanwhile, the detective and Jigsaw’s ex-girlfriend fight over which of them should be the one going around serial killing.
The whole “medical insurance people are horrible monsters and deserve to be killed” angle of this film is very strange and extremely ill-fitting for the franchise. It really doesn’t work when the audience is shown that the people in these traps are just jerks and they never learn any lessons, they just get gruesomely tortured. You don’t care about them, even moreso than usual, and it actually becomes worse than your run-of-the-mill slasher flick. Whatever, I’m pretty happy that I’m almost done reviewing these.