Saw II

SAW 2 – Certificate 18, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Horror

The movie
Well, it’s not too often that I see a movie which is totally unique and off the spectrum in terms of bold and braveǃÓbut last year’s shocker ‘Saw’ was one such film.
Based loosely on the movements of a serial killer, The Jigsaw Killer, the first and second films are chronicles of a dark and twisted series of ‘Games’ which challenge their unfortunate victims into solving rather nasty puzzles in trade for their lives.
Sounds horrific? Yes. It is. And gory. In fact, this isn’t a film for the faint hearted or tickle stomached.
Saw 2 basically continues where the first film left off. In the first movie, the Jigsaw Killer triumphed, in a very good twist in the tail.
And following closely in it’s footsteps, the second movie picks up the killer’s trail.
The plot is based on a group of people who suddenly wake up in a large houseǃÓsealed at all the windows and doorsǃÓand are told that they have 2 hours to live whilst a deadly nerve toxin is being gradually inhaled by the occupants.
The clues to their survival and escape are all in the house, and as the killer gives them their grim synopsis via dictaphone cassettes, we soon realise that perhaps their escape may not be his only motive.
A parallel story unfurls as the killer confronts a detective (played by Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fame) and explains his grim intentions. All characters become engulfed in a game which tests each of them to the end of their wits.
I won’t divulge any further, but if you like being scared by a genuine, honest and original horror, then this is for you.
The whole audience at Cineworld Shrewsbury were cringing throughout the movie, and goodness only knows how most of us kept our stomachs. It’s a brutal movie, but there IS a moral to it (oddly enough).
With plot twists, shocks, thrills, scares, gross-outs and more, this film is certainly one which you will remember for a long time to come.

I would give it a rating of 8/10, dropping a couple of points for it’s sheer boldness and gorynessǃÓwhich I feel may put a few viewers off.

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