Jigsaw (2017) Review


  • Oct. 27th, 2017
  • Horror
  • 1 Hour 28 Minute Run Time

Saw was always a horror film series that I loved dearly. It managed to create great gory scenes and set pieces while ultimately throughout it’s 7 movie run make a story with constant twists and turns. Does Jigsaw, the new entry in the series, manage to continue what the franchise had been doing so well, or does it fall short after all this time?

Taking place ten years after the death of John Kramer, who was Jigsaw, bodies start to turn up around the city each looking like the Jigsaw killer is back at it somehow. It’s up to 2 detectives and 2 medical examiners to figure out what is going on in a attempt to make sure more bodies don’t continue piling up.

For the story having to continue and be built up like this, especially 7 years after the last Saw film, they did a great job making it blend seamlessly into the franchises grand story arch. Without spoilers they do leave it to where they could build another handful of films. They also make it to where they do a 180 twist making the story something you would never expect which is always something to look forward to in a Saw film.

Most important though are the traps and the kills in a Saw film. For the most part this Saw has kills that are more basic traps where the victim can survive it if followed. Don’t think that means they aren’t violent though as they don’t disappoint there. I will say one trap however came across with just a little too much CGI on it.

Overall Jigsaw ultimately boils down to just being a fun horror film. Like the rest of the series, it is nothing that requires deep thoughts and is a fun roller coaster story with great traps and gore sprinkled in. Hopefully we get more after this to continue to see the whole story line planned and more of Jigsaws gruesome traps.

Score : 8.5/10



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