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Saw VII

July 8, 2010

Yes, yes, yes, it’s too soon. The summer isn’t even over yet, but I’m not going to get too deep into the topic here.

I just wanted to note a couple of things because I can’t stop thinking about them.

  1. 3D. No comment necessary.
  2. Last installment, supposedly: They were going to take it to VIII, but VI had to compete with that Paranormal Activity bullshit last Halloween. And, well, I guess some people are tired of the franchise. So, the box office take plummeted, even though they still took in far more money than they spent making the film. As a result, they are cramming two films into one with VII. I’m guessing that will ultimately turn out to be a good call. (Interestingly, VII will be in competition with Paranormal Activity 2 this time around. WTF? I still don’t get why people liked the first one!)
  3. Dr. Gordon returns. If you do a search you’ll find plenty of people chatting about thus all over the place. In one thread, someone had the nerve to say that he was the worst part about the first film. It’s Cary Elwes. Shut your mouth. He’s been fodder for Saw fanatic speculation for too many years to ignore. You can assume he never made it out if you want, but some of us need a final answer. And, if you have been a long-time reader here, you know I’ve discussed this whole issue at length before.
  4. Why the fuck does Tanedra Howard, the winner of the first season of Scream Queens, need to come back? Or, rather, why didn’t they kill the bitch in VI? She wasn’t even that good. She won a shitty TV show that people only watched because they love Shawnee Smith, aka Amanda Young. I’m pretty sure any of the competitors could have won that show and the results would be the same. (The winner of the second season of Scream Queens will also be in Saw VII. I had no idea they did a second season—not that I’m surprised. Thank you, wikipedia.)
  5. After a year-long friendship hiatus, in which I was forced to watch Saw VI alone, at least the first time, Dan and I will see the final installment together. I actually had to see VI twice because I didn’t have anyone to tell me when to open/close my eyes. I did get a viewing partner to accompany me the second time but only Dan watches an entire Saw film with his eyes open. (It wouldn’t seem right if Dan weren’t there to see the end of the monster he helped birth. If not for him, I’d still be a Saw virgin. On another note, he recently gave birth to a new monster that I have yet to discuss here: The Trailer Park Boys. I haven’t mentioned it here because I still haven’t seen all of the seasons yet. I’d much rather spend time watching more episodes on youtube than writing about it here.)
  6. Netflix tells me VI is sitting in my mailbox as I type this. That’s what I’m doing tonight. (I’ve got the third season of The Trailer Park Boys at home now as well. Lucky me!)
  7. Have you heard of Zack Kahn? He should have been in the first Saw but, you know, there’s always Hollywood politics and shit going on behind the scenes. 😉

That pretty much covers my thoughts, for now.

Edited for correction.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2010 7:29 pm

    I’m no longer linking to the archives, which is why links to past discussions are absent. Deal with it, or enjoy the link you bookmarked when it was public and search for Saw there to read the old posts.

  2. July 8, 2010 7:55 pm

    Saw v. Saw, box office data comparison for all of the Saw films:
    http://boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=sawvs.htm

  3. July 9, 2010 12:43 pm

    There is a short documentary in the special features for Saw VI. In it, Tobin Bell comments that he thinks the films still have a ways to go and will be around for some time. Interesting. But it was also obviously filmed before the release of VI.

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