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Saw II (2005)

R  |   |  Horror  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

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When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for grisly violence and gore, terror, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,189,212 (UK) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$86,502 (Chile) (14 April 2006)
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Trivia

David Hackl, the film's production designer, took three weeks to construct 27 sets on one sound stage. See more »

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(at around 51 mins) When Xavier is trying to open the door/vault that was timed 4 minutes, there is no number at the back of his neck. See more »

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Forget To Remember
Performed by Mudvayne
Remixed by Chris Lord-Alge
Written by Chad Gray, Matt McDonough, Greg Tribbet (as Greg Tribbett) & Ryan Martinie
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A few nice ideas dulled by a lot of stupidity
4 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

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.


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