Jigsaw (2017)

Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig.

Written by: Josh Stolberg, Peter Goldfinger.

Casting: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, and other casting not under main casting list.

Day 20, and the last day of me watching horrors from Netflix October Halloween Calendar due to working overtime at the time, and unable to catch up with the calendar on a daily basis (I will most likely review the remaining seperately another time).

Jigsaw embraced our screens once again after a string of new murders occur, a decade after jigsaw died, and police find themselves chasing after the original Jigsaw killer – John Kramer. Could he still be alive? Or is someone else trying to copy-cat his murders with a different motive?

Being a fan of the original films, I thought I would give this one a go, and as good as other reviews and ratings are on Jigsaw, I was left a little unimpressed – which is due to other films being released with similar story settings and it gave me a less than enthusiastic approach to the film and the thrill.

Image Source: Google Images / The Hollywood Reporter

As good as the acting gave, the casting being great, and the storyline trying to be independent from the original Saw film series, I was unable to find myself satisfied, as the traps were pretty much the same as the Saw films, and the twist Jigsaw presented was predictable. There seemed to be a few plot holes and fails at the end leaving viewers unsatisfied, well for me anyway.

Overall, despite my disappointment on the film and the plot, I did, somewhat, enjoy it – to an extent. I do think that the Saw films should have started and ended at Saw and not extend over into Jigsaw and any other films relating to the original Saw films. I think it should have stopped when the last one released in 2010. A good watch if you are looking for a film that is easy to follow, as most of the traps are recycled and recreated, but not so much blood and gore.

I rate this film 2 stars

Rating: 2 out of 5.
Video Source: YouTube.com / Lionsgate Movies

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