Jigsaw (2017) Review

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Jigsaw (2017) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on November 26th, 2020 | Movie Review | Survival, Police, Gore, Torture, Survival Game, Saw Series

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It's about yet another group of Jigsaw victims working their way through more traps to learn more lessons.

Jigsaw was directed by Michael Spierig (who also directed Winchester and Predestination) and Peter Spierig (who also directed Daybreakers and Undead); and stars Matt Passmore (from Come Back To Me), Tobin Bell (from The Sandman and Finders Keepers) and Callum Keith Rennie (from Case 39 and EXistenZ).

A New Game Begins.

Jigsaw Review

Jigsaw, part 8 in the Saw franchise, opens up with a guy running from the cops. He scrambles up to a rooftop where an "X" marks a spot. He finds a remote detonator right as the cops catch up with him and triggers it, starting a new game. Cut to a room with several people chained up with buckets on their heads and saw blades in the walls. The chains pull the group toward the blades and then into subsequent new rooms with new challenges. 

The first thing that jumps out about this Saw is how clean and sanitized it is. Every Saw before this was dark, grungy and gritty. Everything looked industrial and dirty. This time around everything is well lit, clean and looks brand new. It really pulled me out of the movie, everything just looked too much like a movie set. Another thing that pulled me out was how young and glamorous everyone is all of a sudden, it's like a network TV drama. 

The story itself follows the usual Saw format. A group of people get tested while police investigators try to figure out who's behind it. Not much more to say about this one.

Here's the victim breakdown of Jigsaw: There's a guy who gets shot, a guy who gets the ultimate buzz cut, a woman who gets euthanized, a guy who get turned into minced meat, another guy who gets euthanized, a woman who gets shot and a guy who gets decapitated by laser beams.

Jigsaw is just another Saw movie. It's no different from Saw 3, 4, 5 or any of the others. It gives fans of the franchise more traps, more victims and more lessons. That's it.

Worth Watching?

If you like the other Saw movies then yeah, you might like this one. I just sat through the entire series and probably ranked this one somewhere in the middle. If you've never seen Saw and are just looking for a good gore flick this wouldn't be a bad choice, although Saw 1 and Saw 2 would be better if you're okay with older movies.

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