10,000 BC

Saw IV (2007)
"It's a Trap "
Tobin Bell Jigsaw
Costas Mandylor Hoffman
Scott Patterson Agent Strahm
Betsy Russell Jill
Lyriq Bent Rigg
Athena Karkanis Agent Perez
Justin Louis Art
Simon Reynolds Lamanna
Donnie Wahlberg Eric Mathews
Angus Macfadyen Jeff
Shawnee Smith Amanda
Bahar Soomekh Lynn
Dina Meyer Kerry
Mike Realba Fisk
Marty Adams Ivan
Sarain Boylan Brenda
Billy Otis Cecil
James Van Patten Dr. Heffner
David Boyce Pathologist
Kevin Rushton Trevor
Julian Richings Vagrant
Kelly Jones SWAT Pete
Ingrid Hart Tracy
Janet Land Morgan
Ron Lea Rex
Joanne Boland Crime Scene Photographer
Zoe Heath Lab Technician
Bill Vibert Young Cop
Devon Bostick Derek
Tony Nappo Gus
Emmanuelle Vaugier Addison
Noam Jenkins Michael
Mike Butters Paul
J. LaRose Troy
Oren Koules The Man
Alison Luther Young Girl
Kim Roberts Nurse Deborah
David Webster Dr. Steve
Sandra Manson Nurse Patti
Shauna Black Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Darrell Dennis Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Tracy Ferencz Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Catherine Fitch Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Christopher Marren Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Chris Marren)
Christopher Morris Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Geoffrey Pounsett Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Producer: Mark Burg,Gregg Hoffman,Oren Koules
Writer: Patrick Melton,Marcus Dunstan
The ultimate in modern horror...
It's a rare occurrence, but get ready to see this more then once. Saw 4 plays more like a detective story lifted from a page of a who-dun-it novel. This time, we delve deeper into John's past, his ex-wife, and the real secrets about what made him Jigsaw. During his autopsy, it's reveled his stomach contains an audio tape. The tape warns that his work will continue.

It seems that die-hard fans don't wish to know about what's in the story, since I had to re-edit my comment so that none of the story would be revealed (except that which you see in the ads anyway). In my previous comment, I said nothing about the ending, yet just giving away some of the plot is enough of a no-no. I don't blame them, since this 4th outing has too many elements that make it easier to predict what's going to happen. Regardless, you'd have to be some kind of rare genius to figure out what will happen in the end.

The series has flowed like a smooth, well-oiled Rube Goldberg machine. It's the most complex of the bunch, in some ways, outdoing the previous ones. I repeat: it begs to be watched again. Just when you thought that the previous Saw Traps had done everything they can to a human body, this one has some clever ones of it's own (not as gruesome as Saw 3, though). The autopsy scene is set to the extreme; the MPAA stating that most viewers have now gotten used to seeing programs like CSI and other medical procedures, so they let this slide easier.

Deceptive, dark, very edgy and well written, the Saw series can easily end here. It's almost necessary to have watched the previous Saws, but can stand on it's own as one of the best of the chapters. Of course, it leaves it open for yet another in the series, which will be in production soon. I don't know when I will tire of the series, but honestly, I can't wait to see what other delicious traps they cook up next.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.3
Musician: Charlie Clouser
Running time: 95 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2008-02-17 14:01:04