Saw 2 Review
Written by: DerbyDemon
Hello ladies and germs! The Demon is comin' attcha' with his review of Saw 2. I know--it's a little late, but better late than never! I must say Saw 2 surprised the hell out of me. It is one of very few sequels that I liked more than the original. I went expecting another gore-fest (like the original), and I wasn't disappointed in that respect. "Oh, yes, there will be blood" was one of the films taglines. However, not only is the gore there, but there's also a very intersting story behind all the gore.
Donnie Wahlberg stars as Det. Eric Matthews, and as the film opens he has gone through a very nasty divorce. To say he and his son are estranged would be an understatement. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail here because that would spoil the fun for those of you who may not have seen this just yet. In the sequel it seems that Jigsaw (and we actually meet him in this film) has locked some more unlucky people in a booby-trapped house and they have to solve many puzzles in order to find the antidote to their problems and their way out. Oh--and did I mention they are breathing lethal nerve gas as they try to solve their puzzles? When Det. Matthews finds out that his son is a victim of Jigsaw, things really get interesting.
Saw 2 was directed and co-written by Darren Lynn Bousman. Leigh Whannell also co-wrote the screenplay. Donnie Wahlberg is very believable as a detective without a heart of gold and Tobin bell completely creeped me out as Jigsaw. All of the actors are to be commended. Run time is 93 minutes, and Saw 2 is rated R for gore and language. Usually movies don't surprise me; this one did and that's why I highly recommend it.