A morality tale of the highest kind. Almost religious experience. If the bad don't really atone they shall die. It's the good bad (à la Dexter) vs the selfish egotistical bad bad (who's given time and again a chance to repent yet always chooses the quick away: neglects its peer and chooses his/her life vs the other's). I criminally underestimated this franchise & must see it in another light. A masterpiece.Bergman-y♡
It's not a good thing when your franchise's return to the big-screen after lying dormant for so long plays like a direct-to-DVD sequel - and we're not talking about "Jeepers Creepers 3" either. "Jigsaw" is a wooden, visually ugly bore with a convoluted narrative compounded by a winded third act reveal so mishandled that it feels like the actors are panting through their lines to keep the film under 80 minutes.
Being a teenager when the other films came out, I'm very glad I got to see a Saw film in the cinema. And this definitely had its moments of fun, and the Spierigs brought a unique visual flair. But we really didn't need an eighth Saw film, and the script didn't really make a strong case for rebuilding this franchise.
While it's the best film in the "Saw" franchise since the original sequel, that isn't really saying much. Something of a back to the basics, "Jigsaw" features some twisty turns, ghoulish set pieces and a twist that's both ambitious and the film's weakest area.
this film is as if the writers and directors really hated Saw films got James Wan and Leigh Whanell locked in a room with traps that consisted in being gased by a gigantic fart. these films are over the top and preposterous but at least there were flair to them with the hyper kinetic editing. and the 1st is a genius modern giallo.we needed 8 films to finally see death by cereals. so witty. the setpieces are lame
This is one of the franchises that introduced me into horror, and even though it had many low points it managed to make me a huge fan. It saddens me to see how far it has fallen, this is a new level of crap.
I was actually quite impressed, at least at the start. The frenetic editing and sickly green hue of the older entries was gone. Then, of course it fell back on its cardinal sin: tying itself up in illogical knots to justify a final act twist that does zero to enrich the material. The series has yet to wring a single worthwhile film out of its intriguing premise. Let it die.
Bad directing, bad acting, felt entirely forced and lacked depth. Boring actors reading boring lines. The one chick who was somewhat captivating and almost believable was killed off too soon. Do not waste your time seeing this~