Now, to be honest, I'm a big fan of the "Saw" franchise.
And even though they seem to come out with a new one every Halloween, and some of the torture scenes still make me cringe after multiple times...
I mean, seriously, the girl's hair in the crank pulling back further and further until her scalp starts tearing?
The girl getting sprayed with water in the freezer until her body shatters?
Anyways, I don't enjoy them especially for the torture or the terror scenes, but the way that the entire story fits together perfectly. It is incredibly thought out and intricate in what the audience is told.
The first "SAW" was a great movie in and of itself with wonderful twists and an epic ending.
The second "SAW", now that, it was sort of a flop. I mean, c'mon, Marky Mark? I mean, there were some good parts but in my mind, it was like another version of a "SAW" movie.
The third "SAW" made up for the second. It tied all three movies together and by the end, it felt incredibly well-rounded.
The fourth time around, it asked questioned I hadn't even thought of during the first three and answered said questions.
The fifth time, a lot of people were starting to get sick of the franchise. It was around this time that the slogan, "It's Halloween so that must mean SAW" came out.
And so on and so on. Asking more questions, answering those questions, and explaining more about Jigsaw's past. With time shifts, things happening at the same time as other things in different movies, characters becoming involved when it wasn't previously thought that they were involved, people once thought dead ending up still being alive at the time of events in a later movie, I thought it was all amazing.
I mean, think of the studio's mindset.
They have this major idea for a multiple movie series but they're not sure how it'll all pan out.
They release the first one with overwhelming positive results. But in doing so, they're keeping the movie as one storyline. Things that aren't answers are understood that they're not meant to be answered. It's a perfect sphere in and of itself.
It's kind of like the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. It's a great thing by itself but when you learn about the compass not pointing North, lines from the first one make more sense. "A compass that doesn't even point North..." because it was pointing at what he wanted the most.
WHICH IS LEARNED IN THE NEXT MOVIE.
So, in closing, I'm about to watch "SAW: The Final Chapter" and in doing so, I'm hoping that it'll be as great as the first few.
The first few minus the second one of course.
Seriously. Marky Mark.
I'm never going to let that go.
I'm a bigger fan than most, I just hope my high expectations will not damper the well-thought-outness of this movie.
"I promise that my work will continue."