Detective Eric Matthews, along with fellow police officers and a SWAT Team, locate Jigsaw’s lair and go to arrest him, but discover that his arrest is only a part of Jigsaw’s plan. Matthews soon learns that eight people are trapped in an old house and are playing one of Jigsaw’s games. One of them is his own son, Daniel Matthews. Eric learns that if he wants to see his son again, he must play one of Jigsaw’s games as well.

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  • aaron

    Pls upload the first Saw (2004). The others would never have been made without the first Saw (2004). It wld be nice if ppl uploaded movies here in the proper order. Who wants to see the last movie before the first movie in the series.

  • charlie

    yeah pretty good

  • elena-suvorov
    elena suvorov

    I saw the original “Saw” when it came out in UK theaters back in 2004. I thought it was very good – thrilling, different and clever. The acting was pretty bad (especially the ending with Elwes’ laughable facial contortions), but it was the jolt that horror sorely needed. It wasn’t another slice-’em-dice’-em slasher flick – it was smarter.When I read that they were almost instantly putting “Saw II” into production based on the success of the original – and that pretty much no one from the original film was returning except for Tobin Bell (who plays Jigsaw) – I had very small hopes. I even said on the message board for the film at one point that it was going to ruin the impact of the original.Well, I was wrong. In many ways, “Saw II” is better than the original. The acting talents are far stronger — Donnie Wahlberg (Marky Mark’s brother) is so much better than Elwes was in the first film. Due credit to Elwes — he’s a fine actor usually, but in “Saw” he was embarrassing towards the end. Wahlberg is perfect for the film.Another nice twist in the plot is that it isn’t totally repetitive as the trailers would lead you to believe. It does something I’ve never seen before – the killer is arrested within the first twenty minutes AND unmasked. Tobin Bell is on-screen throughout the entire film in plain view, having discussions with Wahlberg.The movie implements a lot of new twists such as the whole concept of “Rashomon”ing everything and going back and forth between different perspectives. The ending is brilliant because it’s not just a throwaway shocker – it has a moral message that I never expected from this film.The movie’s interweaving plots and self-referential layers (such as a revisiting of the bathroom from the first movie) provide lots of fun and Jigsaw’s game with the detective in the film is thought-provoking – this film is so much smarter and better than I ever expected and I was really blown away by the fact that we still have the capability of making good sequels to good movies that offer something fresh, rather than simply retreading material from the original.

  • edgar-kaldrikyan
    edgar kaldrikyan

    For me SAW was the best film of 2004 by far. It was unique and unlike any other horror or thriller before it. So being such a unique and amazing film i was very sceptical about going to see the sequel. “How can it be as good as the first ??, its just going to ruin itself trying??” They were the questions i was asking myself along with all my friends who also loved the first one. If you find that you’ve asked yourself these too, then don’t worry 😀 It IS the BEST Film of 2005 for me so far. I’m writing this now after coming home from a staff screening, and i haven’t been so excited after a film since …..probably ever.The story is fantastic, and probably actually better than the first one. It also has more of those sick devices from Jigsaw. But , even better, it has more of those plot twists that keep you gripped till the end.Remember the feeling when the supposed dead body stood up in the room, well, multiply that by 10 and thats how you feel at the end of SAW2I can’t recommend this highly enough for anybody, especially those who are a fan of the original, put all your fears aside of it being terrible.Take it from a huge SAW fan, you WONT be disappointed

  • lori-joseph
    lori joseph

    Nothing past the first 10 minutes of this movie should have happened. I’ll sum it up quickly so you can get on with your life.A bunch of people are in a house. They are locked in and the same deadly nerve agent that was used in the Japanese subways is poisoning them. The doors are elaborate and cannot be used as an exit. But the windows are WEAKLY boarded up. They have plenty of tools to either go through the windows, or if those are barred, to punch through the wall. It doesn’t take superhuman strength to break through plaster and bricks. It just takes a brain. They had 2 hours to punch through the wall and get to a hospital.Do that and the movie ends.And that is just an example of what all “victims” suffer in this series. They follow the rules given by this merely condescending and quite stupid villain. The victims NEVER think outside the box. They never search for traps. A trap might find them though. They know it’s a trap, but they do the obvious thing anyway, knowing that it will kill them. How stupid do Bousman and Whannell think we are??? The victims NEVER think. For ONCE I would like someone to anticipate the tripwire and freaking STEP OVER IT!!!!!!!! AND STILL GET KILLED!!!! A good horror/suspense movie doesn’t demand that they escape. It just demands intelligently thought out writing. You people who give this movie good ratings standards are way too low.

  • sandra-hernandez-zapata
    sandra hernandez zapata

    Last night we were part of the lucky few(750 peoples) who got to see the world premiere to the public of Saw II. Without going too much into the details, for this kind of movie can be ruined quite easily by revealing to much, I can say that it was a good sequel albeit not as strong as the first one. I could compare quite easily having seen the first one the night before.First of all the character development, one of the greatest strength in the first one, is quasi inexistent in the sequel. This of course could be explain by the fact that having 8 characters locked together instead of only 2 gives less room for each one of them. Even if I liked the concept of having a bunch of people trapped, there could have been a way to remove some character and give a little more room to the background of the more important ones. This actually lead to a feeling of watching a more americanized version of saw. You actually loses a part of the psychology that was also very strong in the first one. This loss i could say is partly due to the fact that you again haver very little to base yourself on the background of the characters.Despite all of this it was entertaining. Most of the jigsaw’s game of the sequel still have the same flavor as those in the original and the plot line in itself is still very good as you get to understand a little more behind the games of jigsaw. I recommend for all of you to watch it once its out in theater but don’t go expecting the same feeling you had when watching Saw, you’ll be disappointed.

  • dr-budai-gaborne
    dr budai gaborne

    Horrible acting for the start, shitty overestimated screenplay, and cheap directing. Jesus! Even the sets are like taken from “The Bold And The Beautiful” and the lightening only makes you sure that what you’re looking on is nothing but cardboard. This film has all the sins of the first “Saw”, and adds few by its own. I hope that parts 3-8 will be available only on video cassettes. Or maybe I will be happy person, and the series will end on part 6 for example! My God I watched it in fast forward and even then it was boring!…And above all – it was predictable. Even the unpredicted turns of the story, were predictable, because from the first minute YOU KNOW, that it HAS TO end reversal, and unexpectedly :). If this is not enough for You, let me say that there are lots of logical mistakes in directing, and cinematography. For example – in the scene when one of the characters has to enter the big metal oven to obtain some idiotic syringes, the whole gang already know that they have to be careful when they touch everything. Even so, NO ONE from the group notices bizarre roll and rope attached to the oven door. When finally inside the oven, guy named Obi pulls a rope on which hangs a syringe – Surprisingly – the oven door close behind him(!). Jesus! I don’t have to mention, that you know it’s gonna happen from the beginning of the scene, and the roll and rope are only funny reminding.It’s not worth saying so much – I have already told enough.Summing up – if you want to see the most overestimated film of the year – this is choice for You.

  • sargis-jangiryan
    sargis jangiryan

    I loved this movie for many reasons. The acting was so much better then in the first one, and the plot twists are good as well. Kept me on the edge of my seat and the gore is at its best. When watching the movie, it is very fun to try to guess what is going to happen at the end. Make sure that you listen to the killer(John) very closely, as you know from the first, it is very important to do this. I can’t stress enough how much better the acting and over-all story of this movie is, I don’t want to give away to much, but be prepared for an awesome show. If you liked Saw, you will LOVE Saw 2, if you hated it or didn’t see it, good chance you will still love it. It is worth the ticket to get in, and then some. In fact, I’ll go see it again tomorrow.

  • trevor-salas
    trevor salas

    I am of course being sarcastic. This movie was gore for the sake of gore. When I first made that complaint, my friend told me that it was supposed to be a psychological thriller. Well I failed to see the psychology in it……either I didn’t get it as he said……or I did and that the movie was only an extremely long prologue to set up the end. That of course meaning there is going to be a Saw III. That being the case I’m glad I paid to watch a 100 minute trailer for a movie that have no desire to see, and furthermore will instantly refuse to see the moment someone drags me away to see it despite any reviews. I saw good luck to those in the movie that were trying to build careers and use it as a stepping stone. And Donnie Wahlberg, I’m sorry you made such a horrible mistake as being in this franchise.

  • sara-higgins
    sara higgins

    Although this follow-up to the marvellous 2004 thriller ‘Saw’ is nowhere near as great as the original, it is still a good film worth watching.The “Jigsaw” killer plays another sick game with another unlucky group of people. They are placed in a booby-trapped house that is slowly filling up with a lethal nerve gas. They are doomed to die, unless they can find out what they have in common, complete various tasks in the house and find the antidote.Where the original film’s gore could be forgiven on the account of its high logic, this lazy sequel is just gore for its own sake. The pace has been slowed down to a snail’s and there are fewer scares and twists to keep the viewer as interested. Nevertheless, few viewers will have worked out the final, nasty twist, which makes it all worthwhile.

  • giaseme-tsamopoulou
    giaseme tsamopoulou

    I just got back from the midnight screening of the film and I must say — It was an OK movie.Most of all the cool “deaths” were already shown in either clips or on television… but the main highlight of the movie was the conversation between Eric Mathews and Jigsaw himself. You find out a lot more about him then what you think. You find out what makes him tick. Of course, it’s not as Gory as what people are telling you, it’s just a marketing scam.. However, there IS much more blood then Saw 1.The ending… Grabs you by the hair and kicks you square in the nuts!. And you know when they said they’d revisit some “old friends?” oh yes.. they do 🙂 Darren Bousman definitely has a film career on his hands and I hope he goes far with it because the man has talent.I can clearly see SAW becoming the next “Horror” franchise.

  • ltaa-mnni
    ltaa mnni

    This movie is bad, not Uwe Boll bad, but just really bad. There is no character development, hell half the characters names aren’t even spoken, there is no reason to care about any of them, the dad is a idiot and the kid is whiny, the ending is stupid, all I’m giving this movie credit for is the gore, which it has plenty of. I regret seeing this movie. Only people who would ever like this movie are emo kids and slipknot/mudvayne fans. It’s very predictable and the “twist” ending had no build up it just happens because all horror movies nowadays try to have a twist ending, don’t waste your time with this crap, go watch A History of Violence or just stay at home and watch Suspiria, Really I’m just writing another line because I hope no one watches this crap, though I’m late because the millions of angst ridden sad teenagers flocked to it opening weekend, I just watched it because I liked the first one’s creativity which there wasn’t any of in this movie, I hope saw 3 is better, and trust me, THERE WILL BE A SAW 3!

  • shannon-glenn
    shannon glenn

    Why is it that so many critics, movie-goers and film patrons see such bold and unique forms of film as nothing but bloody and un-needed garbage? Isn’t it about time to enter the age of the modern horror film, and to realize that audiences these days have already seen it all when it comes to the horror movie, so one-of-a-kind ideas such as the SAW series should be seen as a much needed godsend to the film industry. They say that this is what is takes to scare people these days: untrue. Take the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre for instance, upon close examination, one can notice that it is essentially a bloodless film. So what is it about such movies that scare us? Well, it’s the idea, the cinematography, and the boldness to plant such a terrifying seed into the world of movies. It isn’t a man sawing his foot off or a man being set on fire that scares audiences, it’s the fact that it has NEVER…EVER been done before on the big screen that engulfs the audience into a trance-like cloak of fear over a movie. The people who conjure these ideas for movies are not on the mindset to create something for the SOLE PURPOSE of making someone cringe and fray, they want to be their own level, nay, rank of movies for others to, essentially, build off of. Are SAW and SAW II the last of their kind? By no means, if anything they are merely predecessors of the film noir that is going to eventually rise into the R-rated spectrum. Forgive me for not stressing on the movie’s actual content, but I feel it is the very ideas behind SAW that make us have to see it for ourselves. And I highly recommend those of you skeptical about it to do so. Will you be frightened? Yes. Will you see things never before shined onto the screen? Yes. And will you leave the darkness of the theater in a sense that you have witnessed movie history unfold before your eyes? YES.

  • rebecca-nelson
    rebecca nelson

    When I had seen the first movie I already had mixed feelings about it, part of me liked it mostly because of the ending and an other part of me thought it could have been better because of the lack of suspense. (Every “game” except the one with the two guys are being told which made it less interesting) Anyway, I still bought the DVD since the whole idea was quite interesting. So before I went to Saw II I had high hopes, also because IMDb rated it a 7.Damn I was wrong, as the first movie lacked in suspense, this movie has totally no suspense. It’s like watching a plant grow for 1,5 hours. It’s just a waste of time.You will not care who dies, who lives and why you are being forced to watch this movie. You just want to go home, sleep and pretend this never happened. The whole movie has to many twists, that make no sense. Characters that do stuff that makes no sense. O and the movie actually things the audience is retarded.Because if you have played one of his games before you know exactly where the main clue is behind some brick wall. Sure, every one would know that. :/ And the common link between all those people was pretty obvious but still the movie makers decided to tell it to the audience 50 minutes after everyone knew it already. Not to mention that it added totally no value to the movie because the guy finding it out had already decided to kill everyone.The thing that is likable in this movie is the voice on the tape. I mean that’s really cool. But they needed to rape that as well at the end by letting us know the girl will be the one taking over his work. Even letting her end the movie as the first one, but with one difference; in this movie it totally sucked.I gave this movie a 1 because it has an unfair rating of 7.

  • octaviana-diaconu
    octaviana diaconu

    I anxiously waited for this film to be released—eagerly anticipating every frame, and I was not disappointed when I “saw” the first screening this afternoon. From the opening scene thru the end? I found myself being transported into the big screen, taken for one of the wildest rides I have ever experienced, and deposited back into my seat knowing I had not wasted my money (nor the afternoon, for the matter). I was kept guessing until the end, and I was not let down with a “cliched and wrap it up” ending…I left wanting more. (Having seen CUBE…I don’t see the “ripoff”…I see a very well thought out original script with a deeper story). The acting was very impressive and very believable. A special shout out to the team who came up with the set design and atmospheric lighting. I was moved and mentally manipulated by this film, and when I stepped out of the theater into the lobby and real life I had to take a minute to let my mind unwind before I went out the theater door.

  • esmee-van-waas-arnold
    esmee van waas arnold

    The tag line says it all: Oh yes, there will be blood!I’ve had the chance/honor of seeing the sequel of a very anticipated movie this year at the world’s premiere at the Montreal’s Midnight Madness and I haven’t been disappointed one bit. Off course, there was some magic that night, considering the fact that there were hundreds of horror fans expecting a gory sequel to the Saw installment and they got served! Without stating any spoilers, let me confirm that the movie is packed with bloody action and gore at its best. Those who liked the Jigsaw’s strategy of allowing him the chance of survival to its victims by giving them a puzzle to solve, this time it goes even further. From the start until the end, you’ll be given puzzling situation in which you wouldn’t like to be part of at any time in your life. Near the end of the movie, the twisted game gets even more spicy…I wasn’t used to hear people applauding at the theater and it created some kind of psycho ambiance in the room that I kinda really enjoyed. The sadistic approach of the Jigsaw killer is still pretty impressive! Without telling you more, go watch it with some friends that will be able to tolerate blood in gallons and you’ll be served! I give it a 9/10 for its originality, gory moments, interesting story and punch of action. It is rare to see a sequel that beats its predecessor but in this case, it does!

  • t-amari-shanize
    t amari shanize

    Let’s start by saying what this movie did have, that will take a lot less time. Gore… check. Creepy puppet and various devices used to permanently dismantle people’s craniums… check. Pasty cancer victim forcing the “unworthy” to develop some want to survive… check. Alright, now that that’s done I can move on to other, more pressing issues.I know that everybody, myself included, simply adored the twist ending to the first Saw. Finally learning that the “dead” guy who’d been lying in a pool of his own blood for the entire movie wasn’t really dead and was in fact an ingenious, if not twisted as hell, cancer victim striving to show people the value of their meaningless lives was a treasured moment in horror movie history. I can’t say much about its staying power in the minds of the general public I will always remember watching that body rise from the floor of that bathroom.Of course the producers couldn’t just reenact the twist from the first one, they had to take it a step farther, keep people guessing. So how do you top a twist as well developed and well executed as the one in Saw? If you take a hint from Saw II I guess the answer is to make the ending so ridiculously contrived that nobody would ever dream of guessing it for fear of feeling stupid even in their own mind. Though I’m sure the girl who played Amanda was thrilled to get her second major acting gig reviving the heroine-addict she so briefly portrayed in the first Saw, I didn’t appreciate her reappearance quite so much. It was completely pointless to bring her back; she was useless in the first movie and even more useless in this one. When you get right down to it they used her presence as out: this way they could kill off our friend the cancer victim and still keep the series going. At least we can sleep easy knowing “Amanda” won’t soon be out of work.Unfortunately, the real sin in the writing here is that they simply took it too far. All they had to do was leave it with the SWAT team figuring out that the whole thing was staged and that the kid was really in a “safe” place. That would have been more than enough for me. Also, I could have done without Beverley Mitchell crying constantly, but they couldn’t have cast the part better. A decade of complaining on 7th Heaven made her the perfect choice for the part.The one redeemable quality of this film is the thing that made the first one: a truly original and inventive antagonist. This guy ranks up there with Hannibal and John Doe of Seven on my list of awesome villains. This is where the writers showed their true prowess. They managed to do what is rare these days: they created a powerfully psychopathic serial killer that had a defendable philosophy. “Those who don’t value life don’t deserve life.” It sounds cruel, but there is some part in all of us that has to agree with the sentiment if not the deeds carried out in its name. It bothers me that he claims never to have killed anyone because it seems to me that putting people into a situation where they will almost certainly perish and offering them only a slim chance for survival is grounds for a murder charge. I know what he means, but that one statement is the only stupid thing that he says and he continues to say it despite the glaring error in it. That fact aside, this guy continues to impress me. He outsmarts everybody. The beauty in his strategy is that he tells everybody exactly what they need to know in order to walk out of their given situation entirely intact. He just banks on the fact that people never change and they, when put under immense stress, default to their baser instincts instead of taking a second to think the situation out rationally. The sad truth about humankind is that he will never be disappointed.Overall I enjoyed the movie, but I had pretty low expectations to begin with. I expected exactly what I got: a solid villain and an hour and a half of gratuitous violence and blood. If you’re looking for a great piece of cinematography you’re going to be sorely upset with what you see; you’ll probably be a little motion-sick by the end too. Bring your sense of humor and check your upchuck reflex at the door, especially if you are sensitive about the use of scalpels on eyeballs.

  • alexandr-kratochvil
    alexandr kratochvil

    The first Saw really through me through some spins and caught me off guard for originality, Saw 2 is leagues above the first. Saw 2 runs with the same game based theme as the first, with clues for both the characters and the audience about what might happen next, but it takes the game to a completely different level. Just when things start to come together there is another twist to leave the viewer on the edge of their seat for what may come next. Without seeming to give everything away the movie was made to give it all away, but no one can catch all the clues because they have been pulled so deep into the movie. I highly recommend this one.

  • jeffrey-ellis
    jeffrey ellis

    This movie has just mad a quantum leap in horror films. after watching this movie i had the chills walking to my car, and lets say that i more than enjoy a scary movie. this movie kept me up for at least and hour after watching it. it was one of those movies were you cant let it out of your mind. The movie had one of the best openings that i have seen in a long time. after a few minutes into the movie i had to put down my popcorn. i don’t have a weak stomach and this movie got me to put down my popcorn, that is huge. With a great blend of suspense, acting, and oh yes there was a lot of blood. this movie great deserves another watch, i would pay to see this movie a couple of times. not to mention one of the best twists i have seen in a movie. i would say 2nd best ending i have seen in a movie.(#1 was Fight Club). you definitely have to see this movie.

  • pascual-delgadillo-quintero
    pascual delgadillo quintero

    I have the same main problem I had with Saw II that I had with the original (Shockingly enough, not the gaping plot holes). At the core, both movies are about the same thing: Elaborate puzzles that stupid people ignore so they can spend more time yelling at each other.I really wanted to like Saw II, but I felt like I was being teased. I catch a whiff of interesting puzzle-solving, instead I have a lot of yelling.It’s a personal preference, I know. The movie I wanted to see was about people adapting to their situation and using their brains against that of an evil genius. Instead, I got the evil genius (Tobin Bell is great as Jigsaw, by the way, one of the parts of the film I really enjoyed) going to a lot of work for some people who, frankly, don’t seem to appreciate it. The creators seemed to want to make a film about how people’s lives are dictated by their unavoidable flaws (driven home by the ending, the last few twists, and the general character of the cop, all of which are the reason my rating is as high as it is), and how panic destroys people.And the horror… isn’t. I don’t find blood scary. There are some *shocking* moments in this film, some cringe-inducing moments, but nothing actually scary. That really disappointed me, because Adam’s capture in Saw I was one of the scarier scenes I’ve seen in a movie in a long time. There’s nothing for people who actually want to be scared here, just grossed out.

  • uros-volk
    uros volk

    So I just watched Saw 2 not long ago, and basically, it’s not worth the money I put down on the DVD. Not that I care cause I had that cash sitting in my wallet for quite some time and needed something meaningless to spend it on, but I think that money could have gone towards something more suitable (like gas money).Basically, the entire movie is nothing, but twists with the intention of making the audience “think” when the twist ending happens. So people will go back and look at the entire movie and what lead to the ending (much like the first). The only difference is, this one completely sucked, whereas the first was at least watchable. Not that the first one was worth anything more than one viewing ever, but at least it did achieve the whole “twist” ending and was an enjoyable one at that.So what is the major problem with Saw 2? It’s so wrapped up in itself with trying to have twists or shocks, that it’s all complete nonsense. Also, the script is really bad, especially for the character of John/Jigsaw/old guy with cancer. Basically, all of his lines are metaphors that are completely irrelevant to the situation at hand to make him seem “wise.” His background story for why he does what he does is such crap. He survived suicide so he decided to dedicate the rest of his life to putting people into situations where there is a sure chance of death, but HERE’S THE CATCH! He doesn’t actually kill people! OH MY GOD! This movie is genius! pure cinematic genius! Give me a break.Also, the movie has quite terrible acting. The first had some really bad acting, but compared to this one, the first Saw has Oscar worthy performances. The dialogue was bad enough, but bad actors playing clichéd characters makes not only for a mess of a film, but makes it very boring.The directing is nothing spectacular either. It’s the same typical MTV music video, quick cutting, fancy filter crap that you see in a lot of mainstream American horror movies these days.Then there are all those twists. What is the point? I really wasn’t shocked by any of it, and in fact, I was thinking to myself, “Isn’t it obvious?” the whole movie. The ending, I will admit, surprised me. Not to say that’s a good thing. Because unlike the first one that had me wondering about the whole movie, the ending in this one had me asking questions and compromising the integrity of the plot. Questions like, “How come it wasn’t reported sooner that eight people were missing? How could a cancer patient and a girl achieve all that work? Where are they disposing the bodies? Why are the bodies from Saw 1 still lying around? Why did I actually spend money on this? Why does this movie remind me so much of Cube?” Questions such as that.Speaking of Cube, this movie borrows HEAVILY from it. Cube (though that had its holes as well) was at least much smarter and more clever as far as its plot. Cube and Saw 2 are a lot alike because it’s basically the same situation, only Saw 2 isn’t sci-fi, with a bigger budget, and isn’t good. People are trapped where they must solve puzzles to get past death traps in a certain amount of time before it’s too late. Saw 2 and Cube do share one common bond though. They completely fall apart near the end.Yeah, there’s really not much good to say about Saw 2. Even the DVD packaging is terrible. I felt like I was watching another no named direct to video horror movie made solely for Blockbuster rental, but the difference is those movies have never seen the same promotion that this got. How this movie has a high rating on IMDb is beyond me. I love horror movies (and have seen some really bad ones in my time) and this one is not much better than some of those. This movie is not worth the time. Rent the first one, watch it once, leave the Saw franchise alone from that moment on.

  • vera-doncevic
    vera doncevic

    This is my first post on IMDb. The reason I am devoting my first post to such a crappy movie is the 7/10 rating here fooled me into renting this DVD and now I want my money and time back. The biggest issue of this film is its lackluster plot. It’s just painfully dumb comparing to similar film like “Cube” , which was shot ~ 10 yrs ago (are films getting better today ?). In “Cube”, you also got people waking up inside some closed cell and they need to solve some puzzle to find their way out. But in SAW II, there isn’t really any puzzle to solve. For the most part of the movie, you just watch the characters running around and getting killed. There is no intelligence involved in this movie. BTW, the characters are poisoned, this greatly compromises their mobility and thus makes it a lot harder for them to move from A to B, which in turn lengthens the film a lot. Also the traps are pretty lame. Another issue is that the characters are so stereotypical (loud and rowdy). The moment they are first introduced, I know they will start killing each other before long. Overall the movie deserves 1/10 and I wish I could give it -10^10 just to counter balance all the positive ratings this film doesn’t deserve. Seriously, if you think this movie is good, you should watch “Cube” and think about the improvement filmmakers have achieved over 10 yrs. Also you should watch “Cabin Fever” coz it’s an equally crappy movie and crappy movies have a lot in common.

  • randy-bennett
    randy bennett

    OK, if you’ve already seen the first one, you will be absolutely disappointed. it in no way lives up to the first one at all. first of all, saw was great because it was two kids on a low budget writing a script. they had to make up for the lack of money with the plot and script. secondly, the plot was really good and thick and everyone was connected in some odd way. the ending had so many twists, it was just brilliant. OK, now for saw 2. they had more money, so they definitely used it. instead of the people being in one room, it was one huge house. having more money took away from the effect, and most definitely the script, the plot and the acting. the plot had an unbelievable amount of holes in it. the people were connected by one stupid little line and the ending was absolutely ridiculous. one of the characters is just a complete idiot and decides to just get mad about everything. so, when he finds out there are numbers on the back of people’s necks, instead of just kindly asking them to turn around, he kills them! finally, someone points out that he has a number on the back of his head that he’s going to need, so he can’t kill everyone. first of all, he tries seeing it with his little knife, then he decides to just cut it off, as any logical person would do. then, the murderer, john some how came up with a lot of money between dr gordon and now. before hand, his technique was simple. the tools he used to murder people could be found at a yardsale. in this one, somehow he got surgical equipment, the brains to do surgery and about five places with 20 computers. at some point in time, the writers seemed to have decided that it didn’t matter that he had cancer, he can still do all this stuff. however, when you see him, he’s in pretty bad shape. OK, now for the ending. remember the changed druggy, amanda? well, apparently, after she was almost killed, she decided the entire idea was a good one. so, she comes to john as an apprentice and decides to take his place as jigsaw. john becomes her yoda and teaches her the way of murder. at the end of saw 1, john had the memorable line of “GAME OVER”. it was so great because of his voice, his appearance, everything. at the end of saw 2, amanda comes in, looking like she just went shopping and got her hair done and put on make up, and in a very little girl voice says “game over”. absolutely horrible.

  • helge-nygard
    helge nygard

    Shame, shame, shame. I actually enjoyed the first Saw quite a bit, and had hopes that this installment would meet or surpass its predecessor in quality. Poor guess on my part. I am a huge fan of horror movies…I have been watching them since I was a child. This was no horror movie. It was a poorly put-together “psychological” thriller with some violence in it. Part of what made the first movie good was the anonymous evil-doer. Having Jigsaw out and front all the time just didn’t do it for me. The movie tries to justify his motivations, but his diatribes into the human condition fall short of convincing me. Fear of the unknown is one of the strongest types of fear there is, and having the killer spell out all his intentions is really kind of a let down. Also, the twist just left me snoring. And another thing (whine whine whine) was that I just could not suspend my disbelief. So there is this terminal cancer patient who can barely walk, yet is able to put many large sturdy devices together. Sure, he has help, but look at all the gear setup, and you’ll see what I’m getting at. Also, Jigsaw must be psychic. His big ransom is the son of the detective. So he sets up all these traps in order to reach a desired outcome. What if people dropped dead from the nerve gas early? What if one of the criminals flipped out and killed the boy early? Sure, he might have profiled them, but I had some of these same issues with Mindhunters. The kicker is that I just don’t care about any of the characters in this movie. They’re all jerks, and it doesn’t pain me to see them die. The end. Don’t see this movie, it is a waste of time.

  • pia-dahl
    pia dahl

    The original Saw was probably my most favorite recent “horror” movie, so naturally I was excited when the second one came out. I saw it its opening weekend in theaters, and **THIS WAS IN PREVIEWS, SO I Don’t CONSIDER IT A SPOILER** I see a man strapped to a chair, with this “Man in the Iron Mask”-like thing on with all sorts of pretty nails poking toward his face. If you’ve seen the first one, you can expect what it does. A TV turns on, and there’s the puppet thing, and that creepy voice. I’m like “Hell yes!” and it seemed like a great beginning, and it truly does have a great idea going for it, but unfortunately it seems like they got lost in the success of the original and the new bigger budget and lost something. It became the traditional horror movie, with your typical predictable characters, and the innovation and claustrophobic feel of the original was gone. It wasn’t scary, but then again I didn’t think the first one was to be honest, I think they’re more of a mental experience than anything. The weird acid-trip like camera shake still occurs, though thankfully less frequently, and it is like a bigger budget Saw. Think Land of the Dead. Still a Romero movie, but it didn’t feel like one as much. Same thing applies here. The ending is cool for most people, but I honestly saw it coming. It gets a bit muddled, and by the end of it you really don’t remember much except the very beginning and end. It’s fun, and it’s an interesting piece of this new Saw series, but it just doesn’t seem to live up to the original for me. You watch it yourself and give it a chance. I give it a 6 1/2.

  • nikolai-sondergaard
    nikolai sondergaard

    Saw II follows on the heels of Saw, as another taught, tense thriller. The mark of a great thriller/shocker/horror movie is the number of twists and turns, and this is what identifies Saw II as one of the better members of its genre.This is NOT a movie where people walk backwards into dark rooms. This is NOT a movie where people pull sheets off bodies. That’s all too predictable for Saw II. In fact, there’s virtually nowhere in this film, where you can say that you’ve got it figured out.Few movies keep me on the edge of my seat. This was one of them. There was no one dozing off during this flick. And the number of folks who walked out to take/make cell phone calls was the lowest I’ve ever seen.Like Saw, this sequel is more than a little bloody in some places, but that’s to be understood. It was never promoted as a walk in the park. If you’re in the mood for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, this is worth a try.And this movie left more than a few folks in the audience waiting for another sequel.