Saw II (2005)

Saw II (2005)

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G

Yep, immediately bad. And this is still one of the better ones in the series, though it’s extremely reminiscent of a standard sort of direct-to-video horror movie plot I’ve seen several times (were those copycats of this? Possibly. It doesn’t matter, it’s still lame).

A detective finally catches Jigsaw, who is an old man with cancer, and tries to arrest him. Unfortunately, the cop’s son is stuck in a house with a bunch of convicts who are trying to solve dangerous puzzles to get the antidote to a nerve toxin that’ll kill them all in two hours.

Already at this point in the series the major flaw crops up: They made the movie about new and innovative traps with which to slice people up and not about tension or anything interesting. They’re officially slasher movies now, and boy do they slide into that groove easily. I gotta keep these short because there really isn’t THAT much to say about seven goddamn Saw movies.

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