Agent Strahm is dead and Detective Mark Hoffman
(Costas Mandylor) has emerged as the unchallenged
successor to Jigsaw's legacy in which he helps
out with the game along with his widowed wife
Jill (Betsy Russell) to anyone who is looking for
bad karma which is targeted against a man named
William Easton (Peter Outerbridge) whom is in the
middle of Jigsaw's game and has to save some of
the people involved whom have had bad encounters
FBI draws closer to Hoffman which is the reason
as to why he is forced to set a game into motion
and Jigsaw's scheme is finally understood.
Normally I don't like sequels
better than the original film but I liked this
one better as it was the most original out of any
of them. It had no twists and survival moments
which was way more adventureous.
Of course there's a great opening with two people
chained up and one of them had to gut themselves
and put it into a slot and another one having to
cut off her arm in which both of this looked like
they were committing suicide and torturing
themselves isn't even the word for all that they
were doing in which you wonder to yourself if
these people will live after what Jigsaw was
telling them what to do while this screw in a
unit they're wearing is cutting through their
heads being forced to do this.
There's great fast camera shots
circling around them with these devices on them and torturing
themselves in order to survive which looked
brutally intense as well as one of them raising up a meatcleaver and slamming it down on
her arm with great intense expressions making
this moment hard to watch that it was strongly
There's a good moment with one of them getting emotional in a hospital towards Mark Hoffman getting into an angry rage towards
him about what to do with her arm which totally
There's also another good torturing moment with
two men wearing an oxygen tank while they have to
hold their breaths for a long time to play the
game controlled by Jigsaw else something deadly
will happen to them which was fun watching
imagining how long you can hold your breath in
order to survive the game. Good shots between them in
a room together with objects stuck on them and a
Jigsaw figure stading there and talking to them
while there's close up shots on their oxygen
tanks and forcing one another not to breathe else
something hazardous could happen to one of them
which looked tortureous. Alot of this was
cleverly written too.
There's a good moment with someone handing Jill some
documents and then leaving with a great jumping
moment on a figure wearing a pigs mask jumping
from behind and syringing her with a needle.
One of my favourite scene was with one of the
main supporting character's in a boiler room
object doing battles and trying to rescue a woman
and telling her what to do in order to help her
and then she tries to kill him to get a key to
free herself which makes you wonder on why she's
doing this too. Some of the elements in this film
reminds me of the A Nightmare
On Elm Street flicks but this is a
psychological flick and not a slasher. Yet this
scene can give a good idea for a new filmmaker to
blend in both of these together. There's great shots and energetic discussions
between these two in the boiler room on him calling to her
in order to help her out with some strange events
happening there and great shots on the two
struggling as well as her trying to attack and
kill him with an deadly object and him dodging
her which looked cleverly done.
But there's the best scene yet with people tied
to a merry go round type of object and some of
them are forced to be killed by the fellow who
tries to rescue them which really psych's you out
in which this scene was the most powerful
storyline of them all.
There's also other devices imagining the most
painful ways to be attakced or yet even killed
like needles from a wall slamming into someone
which is your worst fears of having a shot and
can't stand the pain from the results of it.
There's also lots of flashback sequences
explaining why this story is set the way it is
and a total prequel to alot of the previous Saw films begging for another sequel.
Bottom line is this one was the most original of
the Saw series and the best
which definetely beats watching a remake that's
always coming out to theatre's in order to make
money for their productions. The story is a bit
tough to follow but with all that's going on the
film is overly entertaining and a must for fans
who enjoy psychological horror flicks with good
effects and alot of suspense and terror not to
mention the tortures too.
The acting is in great shape as
usual in which Tobin Bell (Jigsaw / John Kramer) still delivers
in the flashback scene's showing his cold voice
along with his raging aggressions too and
bringing on alot of energy in his role as Jigsaw.
He was never a disappointment whatsoever.
Betsy Russell (Jill) really came across nicely as
usual in her role as the widowed wife Jill doing
well with her serious business on some cases
caused by Jigsaw along with having a good
calmness to her role. She seemed like a
businesswoman type in her part with a deep dark
Peter Outerbridge (William Easton) really delivered in his
role as someone very troubled with his life and
really bringing out an instense attitude almost
losing his mind as well as having a good strong
attitude while he's trying to save some people
trapped in Jigsaw's game which brought out some
great characteristics to his role.
Shauna McDonald (Tara) really looked good by acting
emotional as a basket case family woman in the
flick acting passive and weak minded about stuff
but trying to act brave and strong at the same
time. She certainly was convincing in her role
and proved herself worthy as a victim in Jigsaw's
Devon Bostick (Brent) as her son was a perfect key
supporting role in the story as her son in which
he does well with his upsetting emotions and
looked good when he was crying and acting afraid
plus shows terrific raging aggressions too when
he seeks for revenge.
As usual most of the cast did a great job but
sometimes their scene's were pretty fast and I
had a hard time catching up on what they were
A man cuts his stomach open and
takes out some of his insides and putting them in
a slot along with a woman cutting off her arm.
Both of them have a screw in their objects
drilling through their head with some blood
A person's face explodes with blood splattering
wearing an oxygen mask
During flashback scene's a guys wrist is snapped
in half while a wall closes in on him, A cut off
hand is revealed, Jigsaw's guts are exposed while
someone dissects it.
A throat is slit
A man's body is cut in half with intenstine's
Some needles are stabbed in the back of a person
Plenty of blood shots here and there and lots of
Clouser composes dome more great stuff.
There's alot of metal clanging types of sound
effects as well as jungle type drumbeats in which
we also hear in the previous films but it still
works magnificently. There's low trumpet playing
too. Of course we have the powerful, adventureous
and fast paced violin orchestral playing.
Look at me. Look at my goddamn arm! What the fuck
am I supposed to learn from this? Huh?
Hello, William. Before you are six of your most
valuable associates. The ones who find errors in
policies. Their findings result in over
two-thirds of all applications denied or
prematurely terminated. Now you must apply your
analysis to them. And will you be able to find
their errors? Six ride the carousel, but only two
can get off. The decision of which two survive
falls upon you. But remember, the mounted gun
will continue to fire until all six rounds are
spent. And if no decision is made on your part,
all six will perish. To offer the two reprieves,
you must press both buttons at once in the box
before you. However, in doing so, you will give a
sacrifice of your own. Two can live, four will
die. Your decisions symbolized by the blood on
parents are sick okay? They need me, I'm all they
Dave: You're fucking lying. Your parents
hate you, they cut you off.
Gena: I'm pregnant. I'm pregnant!
Josh: No she's not! She's lying to you.
She's fucking lying
Gena: I'm not.
[Carousel stops on Gena]
Gena: I'm pregnant. Push the thing. Push
the thing! Mr. Easton push it. Push it!
I can't! I can't kill him!
Brent: ...But I can.
Tara: No, Brent!
Brent: [to William] You killed my
father, you motherfucker!... Now you burn in
last line - To Hoffman] Game over.