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Saw 3 (2006)

Saw 3 (2006)

Country: USA

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Main Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Donnie Wahlberg, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer, Debra McCabe

Storyline: Amanda takes over where Jigsaw left.

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This time in Jigsaws fun games we have rib cages, freezing water, dead pigs, shotgun shots, explosions and throat slits. The gore is in the house for this part of the series and the games are wilder and tighter than before.

Rating: This is one of the last of the SAW series before it starts to become dry and stall. We have Kramer on his deathbed and Amanda doing everything she can to save his life. The movie is worth checking out and there are some nasty scenes such as the rib cage bit. The series should have died out after this one but Hollywood took over and wanted more cash under the name.

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6/10 Beers!

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Saw 2 (2005)

Saw 2 (2005)

Country: USA

Director:  Darren Lynn Bousman

Main Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverly Mitchell, Franky G, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Dina Meyer

Storyline: Jigsaw is back and laid traps in a shelter to punish those that have taken life for granted.

MV5BMjEzNTAyMDk5NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTA3MTEzMQ@@__V1_SX214_Review (Spoils): Detective Eric Mathews (Donnie Wahlberg) son gets kidnapped by the notorious Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) and starts to lay traps within a shelter in which he comes across multiple people being punished for wasting their so called lives. Time is wasting and counting…..

The film leads into an intro of a man who has a bear trap around his head and must get the key that is located behind his right eye in time to stop the clock. Jigsaw is back and just as nasty as the first time. Detective Eric Mathews has been connected to the Jigsaw murders and the madman thinks it’s time to play with him. We learn that Jigsaw himself is dying from a rapidly-advancing brain cancer and he is punishing all that waste and take advantage of life. When five people wake up in a shelter once again setup for the game (including the return of the survivor in the first film Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith)) they get placed in their paces.

We have the classic bear trap, stabs in the eye, nasty burnings, poison, neck slicing, throat slashing and the classic pig mask. Jigsaw plays out the game in full fold and introduces his first protégé and the connection between them and detective.

Rating: Not as great as the first of the series this one is still not bad. The game all made sense in the end and I love the introduction of the Amanda back into the series. Sometimes it can be confusing with the back and forth but overall this film is still pretty nasty.

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6/10 Beers!

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Mother’s Day (2010)

Mother’s Day (2010)

Country:  USA

Director:  Darren Lynn Bousman

Main Stars:  Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Briana Evigan

Storyline:  A group of family psychopaths go back to their old family home terrorize the current owners.

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Review (Spoils):  Remakes are one of the most common things lately in horror movies. Many fail to come close to the original but the odd one does surpass. This is the later in this case. The storyline is different enough that it does not feel like a remake.

Three brothers run from the police and go back to their old home as a hideout.  Turns out they did not find mother there but a young couple who are just happening to having a house warming party. This leads to a hostage take over and mother (Rebecca De Mornay ) appearing and lots of games of torment, torture and sadistic fun.  Rebecca De Mornay steals the show in this film as the sadistic mother and it is a different change then the elderly mother from the original film.

This film holds lots of brutal beatings, sick games to the hostages, blood, escape and recapture and real tension between the victims. The movie kept me interested through the most part.

Rating:  I will have to say Rebecca De Mornaymade the film and actual made me rethink about my opinion about remakes in this over used genre. This film was a lot better than the one from the 80s and Rebecca De Mornay made it a delight. For this Mother’s Day grab some beer and celebrate with this one.

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7/10 Beers!

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