Reviews Review: Lionsgate’s ‘Jigsaw’ is One of the Best ‘Saw’ Sequels in Years Published 12 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of a Zombie Apocalypse Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Blu-Ray & DVD22 hours ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News23 hours ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News2 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News4 days ago Kane Hodder is Back in New Horror Film ‘Knifecorp’ With Felissa Rose News6 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News4 weeks ago Horror Legend Dee Wallace Has Joined the Cast of Cuyle Carvin’s ‘Dolls’ News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD7 days ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News23 hours ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News2 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News6 days ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!