Saw X has broken franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes record by a long way
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The first reviews of Saw X have been released and it's shaping up to be the best instalment in the franchise.
There have been 10 movies in the gory saga and audiences have been shocked and disgusted with each and every death trap.
However, it seems like the tenth is the best one by a long shot.
Rotten Tomatoes has compiled all the movies' scores and Saw X stands above the rest.
It currently has a rating of 83 per cent after nearly 50 reviews.
That is well clear from second place, Saw, which is the original film in the franchise and stands at 50 per cent.
The ratings drop pretty considerably after that as it appears critics and audiences didn't particularly gel with the storyline.
Saw VI is in third with 39 per cent, followed by Spiral: From the Book of Saw and Saw III at 37 per cent.
So it's a pretty big deal that Saw X has not only bested its predecessors, but copped absolutely rave reviews.
Collider Video's Perri Nemiroff said: "A top-tier Saw film. A well crafted John Kramer-focused story with a heavy emphasis on his mentor/protégé connection with Amanda that strikes the ideal balance between standing on its own two feet and enhancing franchise mythology."
Andrew Parker from The Gate wrote: "Absolutely better than it has any right to be, and, you know, an actual movie with a plot instead of a mess of convoluted mythology, Saw X comes up with the winning ingredients to hopefully breathe some more life into a stale concept."
Reviewer Cody Leach added: "Saw X pulls off the seemingly impossible by satisfying hardcore fans w/ gory traps & the visual aesthetic of early films and finally delivering a compelling character study on the series villain, Jigsaw. Easily one of, if not, THE best in the franchise."
Sean Chandler commented: "Defying all odds, the 10th Saw film might be the best one yet. By finally putting Jigsaw as the lead, it feels the franchise has found its stride again. It has all the nasty traps a Saw fan wants, but also the strongest story and characters."
The movie drops in cinemas around the world today and it sees Tobin Bell was reprise his iconic role of John Kramer / Jigsaw.
Director Kevin Greutert has hinted that if Saw X is a huge financial success then they will look at doing an 11th film.
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