Epic-1 is back!!! So last night I had the privilege of seeing the fifth installment of the Saw series, and let me tell you it definitely did not disappoint. The film had me on the edge of my seat cringing at all the blood and thinking how the hell is this person going to get out of that trap. And that's just the first 5 minutes! The move is "Saw V" and it will have you on the edge of your seats. The minds of Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures have another hit on their hands.
Costas Mandylor is great as Mark Hoffman, the man who has been helping Jigsaw (played by Tobin Bell) with everything from the beginning. We find out in this segment of Saw, Agent Peter Strahm (played by Scott Patterson) is trying to figure why Agent Perez (Athena Karkanis) said Hoffman's name when she was sprayed in "Saw IV" by the billy doll. Meanwhile, we see another game taking place with five new characters: Charles, Mallick, Luba, Brit and Ashley (Carlo Rota, Greg Bryk, Meagan Good, Julie Benz and Laura Gordon); They're in a sewer and in a neck tie trap, and Jigsaw explains that they are all leaders, not to think that way, and do the opposite of their gut instincts. The game plays out through the movie with two members surviving (a side note: first time ever two people survive a trap... or did they?). We also see Jigsaw's ex-wife receive a box that was left to her in his last will. He leaves a video saying that it's of "grave importance"! For all you Saw fans out there who didn't catch that, it wasn't "great", it was "grave importance" hmmm... We, of course, don't see what's in the box but we will see it in Saw VI. That's right they left room for another sequel, and I am so excited as I can't wait to see what Hoffman does in the new film. Oh yeah, he survives and as for Agent Strahm... well you will have to see the movie and find out. Oh yes, there will be BLOOD!!!
I can honestly say I loved "Saw V" from beginning to end. The acting was great, the storyline awesome, the traps are so realistic, and the ending was as surprising as all the others.
In my opinion, only one thing was bad about the film; it wasn't longer. I just wanted more time and I wanted more traps. I loved how they went back in time and explained some of the old victims and traps, which was awesome.
Besides some Ugly people in the theater watching the movie with me, there was definitely nothing ugly lol!
So, in conclusion, go watch this great sequel in the Saw series - Saw V, and enjoy. I'm giving this movie 5 stars and this has been Epic-1 tested and TOV approved!!!
Peace up out!!!