See Saw with Alex, Day 6: Saw VI

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Saw is a rare horror series that maintains narrative integrity; the movies are completely unwatchable if you haven't seen (and discussed and dissected) previous entries. It's something that's as commendable as it is something to lament. I appreciate the writers' pursuit in building a mythology, but (especially in the sequels after IV) the end results are movies that feel increasingly small and lacking in clarity. Both V and VI end with the same sudden tone of "Tune in next year, kids!" At first it was fun to chew through all the backstory the filmmakers tossed at us. Now, it's dissatisfying to sit through movies that are lacking semblances of conclusion. Back to Article

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