Saw 2 Review
Written by: AshtonButcher
If you liked Saw then you'll probably get a kick out of this one too, now that being said dont go into this flick expecting the same experience, because its quite different. Don't worry, I won't speak of the ending or give away anything so read on. Where the original was supported by a deliberately slow pace at the begginning, Saw 2 picks up pretty quickly, but I felt that it lost some of the inherent dread that the first film was so successful at building. I really found similarities in this one to David Fincher's SEVEN, only carried out in a different manner. You could almost say this was somewhat of a cross btween the first Saw and Seven.
Another downfall is that you go into Saw2 expecting a huge twisted ending, your looking for it and expecting it, so there lies another problem, you can't expect a surprise ending, it defeats the whole purpose. I did like the ending to Saw 2, I certain parts to it and wasn't so fond of others, but at the end of the film I was satisfied.I felt that if I wasnt looking for that twist It wouldn't have been so obvious to me, not that I called everything early in the film, because there are several twists.
I thought the acting was pretty decent, Whalberg held up his end pretty well, as did Jigsaw himself.The traps in this film wre pretty good, some reminiscent of the first film, others totally new. Watch out for those syringes( the only scene that really kind of made me squirm) Though the blood is plentiful, some of the tension of the first film is lost in trade for fighting amongst the victims, which gives this flick more of an action vibe at some points.
So I recommend seeing this movie for sure, it ties in the first one in an imaginative way, but you dont get those same chills up your spine at the very end of this one. Its very close to being as good as the first but just not quite. Severed thumbs are up on this one. Game Over.