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    "Saw VI" carves up more of the same


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    By Frank Scheck – Fri Oct 23, 10:00 pm ET
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – There's not really much to say anymore about the "Saw" series, which has found its formula and is sticking with it.
    Arriving Friday (October 23) for its annual Halloween time slot, this Lionsgate franchise is now in its sixth edition. It might well be time for a creative rebooting; the freshness, if not the viscera, has begun to diminish.
    There is, however, at least one all too timely angle to this year's installment, courtesy of screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The chief victims here are predatory lenders -- two of whom are dealt with in a harrowing opening scene in which the heinous Jigsaw demands a literal pound (or more) of flesh -- and an uncaring insurance company executive, whose struggles through yet another diabolical series of torture contraptions comprise most of the film's running time.
    If this is torture porn, it's as if it was designed to be enjoyed by Michael Moore.
    Indeed, the film's most compelling scene is entirely free of bloodshed. It's a flashback depicting Jigsaw/John's anguished conversation with the insurance company exec when he's denied coverage for an experimental treatment of his cancer. "F***ing insurance companies," he exclaims, shortly after noticing that the fish tank in the office is filled with -- what else? -- piranha.
    Otherwise, it's pretty much the same old story, as Jigsaw/John, played as usual to icy perfection by Tobin Bell, continues to enjoy more screen time dead than he did when he was alive. Perpetuating his twisted legacy is, among others, Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor), who may be just as evil but, let's face it, doesn't quite have the same panache. And by this point, the increasingly twisted chronology of the various supporting characters is beginning to become headache inducing.
    As usual, what gives the film whatever interest it has -- beyond satisfying the rapacious appetites of gore aficionados -- is the moral element attached to the various Rube Goldberg-style set pieces. Here, it's exemplified by a well-staged sequence in which a man must choose who lives or dies during a particularly lethal variation of musical chairs.

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    No desire whatsoever to see this.I stopped watching after the 3rd.I can't get the allure of the franchise.

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    Just something that occupies the masses. People just settle for whatever Hollywood gives them.

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    I think I stopped after the 2nd. I read yesterday that Paranormal Activity did better than saw and Where The Wild Things Are
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    I think I stopped after the 2nd. I read yesterday that Paranormal Activity did better than saw and Where The Wild Things Are
    Yeah,really not that interested in seeing Paranormal Activity,either.Ghost stories=Zzzzzzzzzz for me.

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    I am being forced to see Paranormal Activity on Halloween. If I don't cry it will be a miracle. When it comes to suggestion, my brain runs amuck. Chop someone's head off I don't care; just don't make my twisted mind imagine what's going on in the dark. LOL

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    I am being forced to see Paranormal Activity on Halloween. If I don't cry it will be a miracle. When it comes to suggestion, my brain runs amuck. Chop someone's head off I don't care; just don't make my twisted mind imagine what's going on in the dark. LOL
    Nothing,and I mean NOTHING,scares me in movies anymore.The only movie to ever really scare me as a kid was Carrie and that was only because Sissy Spacek is one scary looking *****.They could just have made a movie about her daily life and I would've ****ed my pants.

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    Nothing,and I mean NOTHING,scares me in movies anymore.The only movie to ever really scare me as a kid was Carrie and that was only because Sissy Spacek is one scary looking *****.They could just have made a movie about her daily life and I would've ****ed my pants.
    Or because it features a period scene? haha
    Eh so does Ginger Snaps.

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    Or because it features a period scene? haha
    Eh so does Ginger Snaps.
    Yeah,Sissy Spacek is bad enough.Add a period scene and its like,get me the **** out of here.

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    this Lionsgate franchise is now in its sixth edition
    Five too many IMO.

    Come on Hollywood, let's at least attempt to be orginal and think up new idea's instead of rehashing the same **** over and over and over again.

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    Five too many IMO.

    Come on Hollywood, let's at least attempt to be orginal and think up new idea's instead of rehashing the same **** over and over and over again.
    Just look at all the remakes coming out lately. Our society is culturally bankrupt anymore.

    Saw 20? Sure. Remake every ****ty eighties tv show into a movie? YES.

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    Five too many IMO.

    Come on Hollywood, let's at least attempt to be orginal and think up new idea's instead of rehashing the same **** over and over and over again.
    Not gonna happen while the franchise is still raking in the $$$$$$$$$$$.Besides,Hollywood couldn't be original if there lives depended on it.

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    Just look at all the remakes coming out lately. Our society is culturally bankrupt anymore.

    Saw 20? Sure. Remake every ****ty eighties tv show into a movie? YES.

    And the sad part is people continue to drink it up.

    Jason floating in space, Rob Zombie destroying the Halloween series (spare me your wife), Texas Chainsaw Massacre series (Matthew friggin' McConaughey? Really?), another Nightmare on Elm Street, an asian ghost with long hair who sounds like a cat with a sore throat.

    I don't even bother anymore.

    I find more warped enjoyment in movies such as "Funny Games" and "The Strangers".

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    And the sad part is people continue to drink it up.

    Jason floating in space, Rob Zombie destroying the Halloween series (spare me your wife), Texas Chainsaw Massacre series (Matthew friggin' McConaughey? Really?), another Nightmare on Elm Street, an asian ghost with long hair who sounds like a cat with a sore throat.

    I don't even bother anymore.

    I find more warped enjoyment in movies such as "Funny Games" and "The Strangers".
    hahaha
    Have always wanted to see Funny Games, thanks for the recommendation.

    I look at Rob Zombie's Halloween remakes as seperate entities from the originals to save my sanity. I don't mind them- he takes them in schlock obvious directions though.

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    Have always wanted to see Funny Games, thanks for the recommendation.
    Yeah, just say no if two kids come up to your front door and ask you for four eggs.

    I'll leave it at that.

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