This is one of my favorite SAW movies. It's one of the bloodiest in the series. By the way, in this one, they say the F word over 80 Time (I tried to count them) It's way better than the first movie, but it would scare most little kids to death. Mid to older teens would LOVE this movie.
Perhaps I'm a bit biased since I actually watched Saw II before I watched Saw; but I definitely think this one is better. It has one of the *best* plot twists I've ever seen in a movie and hosts just the right amount of blood and gore to appeal to a so-called 'gorehound' (which is what most people I know class me as). The opening scene was a bit of a gut-twister as I expected a really gory outcome, but it didn't deliver half as much as one would think it promised. Throughout the movie, there's quite a bit of cursing, but I don't personally find that a problem. When given a movie with blood and gore of such a magnitude, language will be the least of your worries. It's a good movie and a must-see for horror fans (though it's a bit more on the psychological thriller side and actually has a halfway decent message behind the villain's insanity), but definitely not for the tweens and under. Probably not that good even for some adults - it all depends on your tolerance for fictional violence (that sometimes looks very real).
What is wrong with everybody???!! There's nothing good to say about the "Saw" franchise. There is only one horror movie that falls beneath those in this series ("The Hills Have Eyes 2"), but at least in that film, they made an attempt (which failed beyond your wildest dreams) to generate suspense. The writers of the "Saw" films don't even think about suspense, or how scary the film is. They don't even bother with plot. This film is nothing more than a bunch of torture scenes, held together by nothing but a few lines of the worst dialogue I have ever heard in any film. Don't evn bother with this utter atrociosity. There is nothing wrong with gore or torture in films, but when the film's plot is not only based on blood and gore, but relies on it, there's no chance that that film is worth watching. This film is just so stupid, so brainless that there's no way it could ever possibly justify it's existence.
It was an okay movie, I only watched for the death scences though. I gave Social Behaviour a OFF because the characters lie, cheat, kill, and abuse each other to get what they want/need. Violence gets an OFF as well, many torture scenes, the most prominent, where a man gets burned alive.
Let-Down of a Sequel to a Great Psychological Thriller
Okay, how could this happen? After a wonderful psychological thriller in 2004, "SAW" has a sequel in 2005 that is, well, less than what is expected. This film is about a handful of Jigsaw's new victims finding their way through a test-rigged house. Things to look out for are: References to adultery and affairs, an offensive and hurtful sexual remark toward a woman to her face, gratutious vicious brooding violence throughout including on-screen torture and brutality toward defenseless victims, profanity throughout with the most frequent cuss being the "F" word, and references to the use of illegal narcotics. Bottom line: This movie is rated R. Ages 16+. 4/5 stars. Enjoy.
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