Reviews Review: Lionsgate’s ‘Jigsaw’ is One of the Best ‘Saw’ Sequels in Years Published 9 months ago on January 23, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet This is one of the best Saw sequels in years. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good movie. After the tedious later instalments involving Lieutenant Hoffman it’s great to see Tobin Bell return. The Jigsaw character is what makes the Saw movies interesting. That and the gruesomely inventive traps. The traps here are more stripped back and less elaborate/cartoonish. This would be fine if it weren’t for the fact that the violence inflicted by these traps doesn’t have the sickening punch we’ve been used to. There isn’t enough emphasis on the pain inflicted and physical damage caused. The special effects are fine and the cast do what they can with the material. The fault seems to lie in the far too quick editing and stylistic choices. The camerawork is to a professional standard but the problem is the decision to shoot so much of it in sunlit environments. Gone is the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere that has made this series so sickening. The autopsy scene in Saw 4 made me physically gag. The foreboding score, muted clinical colours and grisly images and sounds made it, in my opinion the most vomit inducing moment in the entire Saw series. Compare that to an autopsy scene in Jigsaw. A coroner in full body protection tries to a examine a recent trap victim. A detective looks on absentmindedly waving a coffee cup over the corpse. It made me laugh out loud. As we’ve seen in earlier Saw films, (aside from the first two) scenes involving detectives tracking Jigsaw are often boring, overly long and get in the way of the main story. In this film they even cut away in the middle of tense trap sequences so we can see what the detectives are up to. Any sense of nail biting dread is lost. For those who are already fans of the Saw films this is a must see sequel that might restore any faith lost by it’s weaker predecessors. It delves deeper into Jigsaw’s past and has an adequate whodunit plot. But you’d get must more enjoyment from watching any of the first four Saw movies instead. Related Topics: Up Next Review: ‘Silent Blood Night’ Feels Like a Throwback to 70’s Sexploitation Don't Miss Review: Day of the Dead: Bloodline Doesn’t Really Help Sell the Idea of a Zombie Apocalypse Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News5 hours ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News3 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray News4 days ago Freddy Krueger Fan Documentary “FredHeads” Gets an Official Trailer News4 weeks ago Eerie New Cinemex Trailer and Featurette for ‘Halloween’ Show That the Boogeyman is Real Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News1 week ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!