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Not 'terrible', but not frightening either. I guess you have to be a sadist to find it 'enjoyable'. Apart from the new 'death traps', this is just a film about people getting tortured - so not at all different from the first three. Inevitable that Saw V will be made as more questions are raised by the twist ending.
I had an ok time watching this film. It was as gory as it can get. What keeps me from giving this 4 stars is there is some confusion as to when the movie actually takes place, and you really have to pay attention to what's going on. If you haven't watched any of the previous 3, good luck.
Back to the basics of 90 minute flicks, Saw 4 leads right off with Jigsaws legacy and on to the next one story plot. Who carries on the work of John Kramer and who gets to play his game. More twists and turns, more gore. Another fun watch.
Everybody considers this to be the start of the downfall for the Saw franchise and I really don't agree. While being nothing perfect, it was very enjoyable (it's not if you don't like violence). I really like the traps in here, they were all extremely clever and very entertaining and of course, very violent. And I also liked how the story went. Jigsaw died in the last film, so a copycat goes on to continue his brutal work. The problem is that they never change the plot after this film, but I enjoy this film and I consider it one of the most enjoyable Saw films.
Saw 4 is a repetitive of the same formula that the first three Saw had. Yes it was gruesome, but that's all the film had to offer, is more torture porn. It lacked what the first three had, and that was a solid compelling story. In this one the story was fast-paced and dull. Don't waste your time with this!
An unnecesary, yet good enough, sequel, Saw IV can't reach the same level of the original trilogy mostly because of its repetitive plot points and an absurd reliance on gore rather than suspense. Still, it provides and entertaining time, and suggests that, for better or worse, the franchise still has a future ahead.