The final Saw movie was recently released on DVD/Blu-Ray, and you may be wondering if it’s worth watching another installment. Despite the overwhelming number of negative reviews it received, I went ahead and bought it to see for myself. The ammount of traps has nearly doubled since Saw VI, going from six traps to eleven. This has not made the movie any longer, instead they seem more pushed together, with less time for breathing room in between. The plot picks up immediately where six left off, but this time around the plot seems second to the violence.
Now I enjoy all kinds of horror films, from blood-soaked nonsense that’s filled with death from start to finish, to the more sophisticated or artsy horror film, which builds tension and character that causes an actual feeling of dread. While I did enjoy this film, it is definitely not the latter. The thing you’ll like most about any of these characters, is how they die, if at all. The violence is gory and takes the art of cinematic murder to whole new levels, but it’ll probably gross you out before it will actually scare you. But for those of you who want to see a fun movie that kills off teens in creative ways, and especially if you made it through to six, I’d recommend seeing Saw one last time.
As far as the DVD/Blu-Ray, I bought the 2D edition of the Blu-Ray and it’s fantastic. It has a sticker on the front that claims there’s a special-feature that shows all 52 traps from all seven films consecutively, however it’s actually just fifteen minutes of the crew talking about problems they had with certain traps. The other Saw movies all had a feature that showed them setting up each trap, that feature is missing from this one, and I believe would have been much better than the “52 Ways to Die.”