I realize that this is kind of an old topic, but I just Saw the fourth movie. (See what I did there?) I was pretty much turned off to the series after the third movie, but someone gave me the DVD this weekend so I watched it. Seeing as the movie has been out in the theaters and DVD for some time, I will avoid hiding spoilers. Here’s my thoughts: Saw –a good horror movie -clever in several ways and definitely worth a watch. Not quite the torture pr0n the sequels became. Saw II –not quite as good as the first one, but a good follow up. It was neat how it tied to the first movie at the end. Saw III –what the hell happened? The setup is lame, the protagonist was completely incapable of learning (gee, do you suppose that door is going to shut and lock behind you?), and it was Amanda Young, a 107 pound chick, who has been physically overpowering all the victims? What and also ever. Also, forced brain surgery = EPIC FAIL. Saw IV –So someone on the creative team obviously realized it was a mistake to state the Amanda Young had been doing all of Jigsaw’s physical work for him. But did we have to have an entire movie where the whole point was to show there was another apprentice? It seemed this whole movie is just a Saw soap opera and all of the characters are intertwined. I imagine newcomers to the series, or people who didn’t commit the prior movies to memory, were lost. Also, they lost me with the traps. In the first movie it was creepy because people were kidnapped and held in some unknown place. In this movie, Rigg gets knocked unconscious, then he wakes up and he has like a 400 pound torture chair with a hostage in the middle of his apartment? And his TVs have been wired to get Jigsaw’s signal? I’m sorry, I can suspend my disbelief but I can’t just turn it off. Anyway, I was wondering what the general consensus is on the movie and if anyone was looking forward to the inevitable Saw V and VI.