Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) returns from Jigsaw's
home but yet has some dark secrets in which he
has worked for him while one of his men named
Agent Peter Strahm (Scott Patterson) had to cut
his throat while a device was on his head from
one of Jigsaw's game devices in order to stay
alive who has hard feelings against Mark and is
tested and follows all the leads he can get until
it boils down to a gruesome and bone-crushing
Meanwhile, a new group of people have to play
Jigsaw's new game which one by one are being
killed with devices once the time is up and also
kill one another in order to survive the game.
The flick was very exciting to
watch and really going in a good way showing a
nice terrifying beginning with someone chained up
and a blade swinging back and fourth in which he
tries to be careful on how to find a way to
unlock himself else he will get slayed which
really grabs your attention big time. The story showed off terrific angle and front up camera shots
on someone chained
up with a blade swinging back and fourth with
great anxious expressions when he tries to play
the game without getting slayed as well as good
shots on the blade cutting him and nice reactions
with him screaming in pain.
There's also another great torture scene with
someone's head locked in a container and water
pouring not knowing what to do in order to
survvie but having to do a pinful way by
surviving it which I own't give that one away but
it looked well done and well remembered to the
fans who saw this moment. Great shots on Agent Peter Strahm with a glass container locked to his head and
water pouring inand trying to find a way to breathe along
with a good close up shot of him stabbing himself
in the throat.
A good shot on Mark Hoffman with a blanket wrapped around him escorted out of
a house and almost acting in shock telling the police investigators that there are no
surviviors which seems quite impressive.
A good moment with Jill crying
and getting emotional with a TV screen of John Kramer talking to her telling her she is his
life which looked strongly done.
A nice aggressive discussion with Peter telling Mark off by what happened
which was well focused on these two.
There's of course a new game starting with new
character's which brings on the terror again as
well as two survivors having to do something to
injure themselves or else the doors they're
locked in will be sealed forever which really
scares you thinking that you will stay in that
room with no food or anything and slowly dying in
there which isn't a pleasant thought at all.
There's also many good scene's with Jigsaw in
which you think to yourself "Didn't he
die???" But it introduces a prologue to the
story involving one of the character's as to how
he worked for this person so alot of the scene's
used in this film was a prequel. It showed secret
doors which you had no idea about as well as many
flashback sequences in which it explains itself
more so than the past couple beforehand as well
as explaining some of the character's that were
trapped in the game from the first film and how
they got there in the first place too.
Great panicking reactions with all
of the new victims while they
are chained up in a room with the Jigsaw
character talking to them on a TV screen as to
what to do to survive the game.
A good moment with Mallick just getting aggressive and going for a key when
others tell him not to and charging at full
steam. This was suspenseful looking and
A good scene with Mark entering an elevator with Jigsaw standing
behind him and speaking softly towards him. Then
there's a great leaping reaction on this maniac by stabbing him in the neck with a needle and him trying to struggle against him which looked
There's a great powerful discussion with Mark getting aggressive towards Jigsaw in his
domain and speaking coldly towards
him as well as getting loud and aggressive later
on to him.
A good powerful moment with a stocky person struggling
against both Jigsaw and Mark wearing a suit with pig masks when they try to
sedate him and he gets physically violent in
which you wonder if he will escape or not.
There's a great aggression with Luba demanding towards Mallick to get into a
tub full of blood in order to do the game and then a nice camera shot on Brit coming up to her and stabbing her in the neck
with her freaking out at her to what
A good fair distant camera shot on Luba lifeless in a tub while both Mallick and Brit plan on how to continue on with the quest.
There's good upsetting reactions between Brit and Mallick after they discover an object
with the voice of Jigsaw telling them what they
have to do in order to get out which looked very
psychologically done imagining if you were
forced to do something you don't want to do.
There's nice shots on Mallick putting his
hands into an object with a saw cutting his hands
along with good shots on his painful expressions
hollering in pain.
A good powerful moment with Peter forcing Mark into a glass object as
well as good camera shots on the walls closing in
and the roof closing down on him which looked
Bottom line is this is a real improvement
compared to the last one in which it shows some
of the same elements of survival and new devices
of being tortured which seems almost as original
as in the first film. If you're a Saw fan then you will find this one entertaining.
The acting is still very well done
in which Tobin Bell (Jigsaw / John
Kramer) does well with his
cold speaking as usual in the flashback sequences
as Jigsaw plus he shows a great rage and violent
behavior too. He always shows something new with
his character in each film which is a nice
Costas Mandylor (Mark Hoffman) reprises his role as well as
the hard headed Mark Hoffman showing a great
arrogant and obnoxious behavior bringing out alot
into his role in which he really brings it off
strongly in this one. I'd say that this was one
of his best performances out of all the sequels.
Scott Patterson (Agent Peter Strahm) seems to be quite
believeable with his gruff speaking after he
stabbed himself in the throat sounding as if he
has a terrible sore throat and certainly studied
playing this part well even if he reprises his
role in the previous sequels. He reacts to incredibly
well by trying to find a way to breathe when his head is trapped in a glass container.
Betsy Russell (Jill) returns as well in which she
shows a great calmness to her personality in this
one as well as showing good upsetting emoitons
about her dead husbands last words to her making
it really convincing that she knew exactly what
to do in this sequel. She proves to be worthy
character actress as mentioned before in the last
sequel even if her role wasn't as big as in the
So even though the main cast has reprised their
roles they showed something new with their
performances. Now for a couple of the supporting
Rolta (Charles) really came across as someone almost
intimidating due to his size and really knew how
to act aggressive and forceful with all that's
happening around him. A good moment with him whacking someone with a painful object as
well as him going in a rage which looked
energetically paced throughout his performance in this scene.
Greg Bryk (Mallick) really had a good hyperactive
behavior with his fears surrounding him when he
is forced to play Jigsaw's game and brought out
terrific anxiety too. He brought a great ounce of
energy in his performance and really showed it in
a great way.
A person's stomach is cut open from
A woman's head is chopped off
A person stabs himself in the throat
Guts and other body parts are sprayed all along a
A persons hand is sliced in half from a saw
inside a device
A person's wrist is snapped off while trying to
struggle from a closing wall
Clouser is at it again but using the same
type of formula like in the previous films by
having the adventureous violin composing as well
as rusty sounds and metal clanging sound effects
too. Nothing new here but it still sounds pretty
good all the same.
it's not Jigsaw, he's dead. Haven't you watched
What floor are you going to?
[starts to draw his gun from his jacket]
Jigsaw: [pushes Hoffman into the corner
of the elevator and injects a syringe into his
neck] I think we're both going to the same
You're a monster!
Brit: So are you.
Mallick: We both deserve to be here.