The fifth of the horror ‘Saw’ franchise and it does help to watch these in order, well actually I think it’s very important at this point as this film follows straight on from the fourth. Major twists that have happened from the first four films are all recognised in this fifth film (similar to the trailers, there will be spoilers from the first four films will be in this review – find the first four reviews here: ‘Saw’, ‘II’, ‘III’, ‘IV’).
Twists have been revealed at the end of every Saw film – lastly, we saw that there is a new Jigsaw killer. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) becomes obsessed with delving into another agent’s past trying to uncover how he is connected to Jigsaw. While the agent is determined on his new case, spiralling into an obsessive state; a new group of people are taken to face another gruesome test. They wake up keys in a glass box in front of them and collars around their necks – the horrific games have begun.
Again, ‘Saw V’ doesn’t disappoint following on from the previous four films. The twisted games continue with reasoning behind to be uncovered throughout the film. There is a lot of gore in this film, although I wouldn’t expect any different from the Saw franchise. ‘Saw V’ is an excellent continuation from the film series. There are multiple twists and revelations in this film, which is become expected in this film, nevertheless, they are still not predictable. ‘Saw V’ pushes these expectations even further by making more revelations throughout the film, my favourite being involved within the games rather than the overarching storyline with the agent’s case.
Saw continues to be a gory horror film series, pushing the limits of the audience each time, this one is no exception.