SAW II (2005 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Saw II—while not quite as good as the original Saw movie—maintains intensity and begs for a sequel. Donnie Wahlberg portrays policeman Eric Matthews to perfection. The film contains a higher level of graphic gore than its prequel with more realistic deaths. It’s a high-end thriller/horror film.

Storyline

Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) becomes deeply involved in a series of bizarre and convoluted torture murders.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Darren Lynn Bousman for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Peter Block, Jason Constantine, Stacey Testro, James Wan, and Leigh Whannell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jigsaw/John Kramer (Tobin Bell), Amanda Young (Shawnee Smith), Daniel Matthews (Erik Knudsen), Xavier Chavez (Franky G), Jonas Singer (Glenn Plummer), Addison Corday (Emmanuelle Vaugier), Laura Hunter (Beverley Mitchell), Obi Tate (Timothy Burd), Detective Allison Kerry (Dina Meyer), Daniel Rigg (Lyriq Bent).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film performs for an adult audience. This film has the chutzpah to make a strong shove to establish itself as one of the best in the horror/thriller genre. 

Ben Meyers

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