EricF's Saw II Review
- "How much bloody will you shed to stay alive" - Jigsaw
- "I want to play a game" - Jigsaw
The gore scenes are exactly what you're looking for if you want gore.
- The storyline is a nice addition from the first movie.
- The conclusion of the movie really gets you thinking.
- John Kramer is a genius for lure Detective Eric Matthews to the abandoned house where he thought his son was.
- Everything is set up perfectly, and all falls into place at the end.
- Some of the death traps are excellent.
- The game in the house is very well planned out by the director.
- The only bad thing I can point out about this film is the fact that it's quite short. But that's okay because there are another three movies after it, and another one on the way. If this was a one movie film, the time would disappoint me as I'd want to watch a lot more of it.
Saw is the type of movie I thought I would never enjoy. But recently I enjoyed to watch them all out of sheer boredom. Luckily for me it came as a big benefit for me. The storyline is basically a continuation of the first movie, so you don't want to watch this before you've watched number one.
From all of the Saw movies, this is my favourite. Maybe that's being a little biased as I've seen this one twice and I've only seen the other four once. In the first movie, you see John Kramer but you don't really see how much of a genius he is yet. You begin to see how clever he is in this movie as it goes on. The ending will really get you thinking as I said above, but it's a movie that would really make you want to watch number three straight after (taken from experience).
Unlike the first movie, this one has a game with a few people who were taken from their sleep and left on a floor of an abandoned house with each other. Amanda Young (who had already played the game one time) finds herself playing Jigsaw's game for the second time - or at least that's what you think!
Tobin Bell as John Kramer/Jigsaw *
Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young *
Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Eric Matthews
Erik Knudsen as Daniel Matthews
Franky G as Xavier Chavez
Glen Plummer as Jonas Singer
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Addison Corday
Beverley Mitchell as Laura Hunter
Tim Burd as Obi Tate
Dina Meyer as Detective Allison Kerry *
Lyriq Bent as Sergeant Daniel Rigg
Noam Jenkins as Michael Marks
Tony Nappo as Gus Colyard
* = Appeared in Saw
The majority of the scenes in this movie are very gorey. A lot of it looks very real, and it can turn your stomach at times so I'd say the graphics are really good in this movie. My favourite scene is probably at the very beginning when the guy has the device around his head and he has to remove the key from his eye. He fails to do so, so the trap closes on his face. It's very horrific, but gives you a good taste of the beginning of the movie.
I'm not sure if he's very well known as I don't know much about directors myself but it's Darren Lynn Bousman. To put it blunt, I would watch another of his movies if I found out he directed it.
The audio is fine in this movie, I had no troubles with it. Everything matches up when each character speaks. It's just as well done as any other good movie to be honest.
The scenes in the movie right from the beginning should keep you interested. Obviously I would watch this movie if I wasn't tired and if I was sober! Otherwise you'll just forget the story the next day, or you will just lose interest very quickly. Just make sure you're sober and full of energy. This movie shouldn't bore you by any means.
The movie is in English, so obviously if you speak English you will have no trouble understanding the movie. There is no other foreign language spoken in the film either.
As I mentioned at the beginning; "I want to play a game". If you've seen the first movie you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. John Kramer/Jigsaw says it every time he plays a 'game' with somebody obviously. It isn't like an ordinary game of course, but a game to save your own life. This line would give you goosebumps when you hear it after a while and it's a nice input to the movie in my opinion. There isn't much bad to be said about the movie though. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There wasn't a scene that didn't satisfy me.
There are a few twists as the movie goes on, and some parts of this movie won't even be developed until you watch all of the movies that are out at the moment, but it's definitely worth a watch - all of them are. But this one especially if you've watched number one, this will make you want to watch the last three also.