Running Time: 88 minutes
One Sentence: This finally might be getting a little done.
I found the Saw movies to be far better than many of the horror movies that have come down the pipe in the last 20 years. Saw has transfered from a single threaded horror movie, into a multi-tiered complex seriel killer story that leans more on gory thriller, than horror movie any longer. Sure there is still a lot of blood, but this large twisting tale that includes the police and the FBI makes the story a lot more than just a simple horror movie. This is where I fell in love with the Saw movies. However I knew it had to end, eventually.
Saw V is not a bad movie and in comparison to other horror, it is still miles ahead of a lot of what is coming out. However they seemed to have run out of steam, which is understandable when you reach part 5 of the story. We are left with mostly flashbacks and joining a storyline not meant for a part 5 to come together. It leaves the bigger story that I loved a little weak, while the ground level, the traps and blood are still gross and inventive, but don't seem to capture that same heartpulsing edge of your seat feeling they used to invoke in me.
So there are still traps, still death and still a growing story that brings together many people into Jigsaw's world, but those things are just weaker than they were. It left me thinking well this is a fine movie, and there is nothing really wrong with it. I just didn't love it, I didn't go wow, go see Saw V, I just thought, well I guess if you are a fan you are gonna see it in the theater, or rent it and I think that is just fine. I am not saying don't see it, I am just saying, it was all right.