Meh. Saw V is probably the worst of the five movies. Unlike a lot of horror aficionados, I don’t automatically hate every new Saw movie, but this one was just bland. The few gruesome traps – the reason for these movies existing – that are featured in Saw V are not as original or squirm-worthy as in the previous installments. The majority of the movie is flashbacks and exposition that has you wishing it would just get back to the main story.
If they keep up with releasing a new Saw every Halloween, something needs to change to spice the movies up, because it’s getting stale. Jigsaw’s ability to perfectly predict human behaviour is already in the realm of the supernatural, so why not just have him rise from the dead so zombie-Jigsaw can replace his less-interesting method of causing havoc from beyond the grave.
Still, there are a few moments in there worth seeing if you’re a Saw fan. I’d wait for it to come out on video though. Er, on DVD. Jesus, look how old I am.