It shouldn’t surprise anybody that another ‘Saw’ film was in the making.
Shocktillyoudrop also acquired some also not so surprising news about the fifth installment to the popular and money making franchise.
Shocktillyoudrop gives us these details:
As the producers of the franchise have told us, you can’t have a “Saw” film without Tobin Bell. So, with that said, word has trickled in via IGN and B-D that Bell is confirmed to return in Saw V. He’ll be joined by Costas Mandylor and Scott Patterson as Detective Hoffman and FBI Agent Strahm, respectively
Tobin Bell is easiest the best part of the ‘Saw’ series, and although he had actually some surprisingly strong scenes in ‘Saw 4,’ I felt that killing his character off and only showing him through flashbacks was not a smart idea, and I think the series will pay for that in later installments. (You know there will be more!) I actually was part of the small group that didn’t think ‘Saw 4’ was as atrocious as everybody made it out to be. Yes, I know the director and a few actors from the series, so my opinion is a little bias. However, from a horror fan’s point of view, there have been plenty WORSE horror sequels to watch.
I admired the movie for actually thinking of clever ways to fill the major plot holes from the films before. Although, I have to admit, ‘Saw 4’s finale was AWFUL. It was rushed, it didn’t make sense, it didn’t fit, and it made me realize that some of the returning actors were given very thankless roles.
It also let me know that all the plot holes and issues that didn’t make sense will not be solved until the next film. This is a pattern that will frustrate me to no end if I keep seeing these films. So, although I’ve enjoyed the series this far, I’m not really looking forward to the next installment.
What are your thoughts?