The Spierig Brothers directed Winchester, a movie I really didn’t enjoy and now here they are to make the eighth film in a series that I really don’t enjoy. Man, I apologize for sounding so negative right off the bat. I’ve just watched every Saw movie in 24 hours amidst a global pandemic and the growing fascism of the country I love, so you’ll have to excuse me.
This movie takes place ten years after the death of John Kramer. It was written by Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row) and Peter Goldfinger, who had been trying to get their new version of Saw made for years.
This made $103 million on a $10 million investment, so obviously there was a desire for fans to get to see a new installment. It will lead to another sequel, Spiral, which will have Chris Rock and Samuel Jackson in it, which is way more star power than these movies have had for some time. A tenth film in the series is also on the way.
I do have to say for as much as I don’t really enjoy these movies, I do love that they do a blood drive with the release of each film. That’s a pretty cool thing and they’ve made some nice keepsakes for fans of this series, like posters with Tobin Bell’s blood.
I did it! I made it through every Saw film — for now — and I still have all my limbs and my head is still attached! Wait! What’s that puppet doing? Who are these pig people? OH NO! THEY’RE MAKING ME WATCH THEM AGAIN!
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I generally enjoyed the Saw franchise… but not really this last one. Even as a Saw fan, it didn’t do it for me at all.
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