Saw 2 was released onto DVD just recently and I suggest you go rent it. If you are going to take my advice make sure you have seen the first movie also, otherwise you are not going to get the full affect of this horror movie. These two horror movies tie into each other so perfectly, the writing was amazing, hats off to Darren Lynn Bousman and Leigh Whannell. This movie is even more twisted than the original and will make you squirm in your seat, if you like blood and seeing characters in grotesque situations Saw 2 is right up your alley.
Saw 2 is of course about the sick and twisted Jig Saw murderer who this time has locked a few of his subjects in a house full of deadly traps. They must play his game and try to find their way out before they inhale too much of the nerve gas that Jig Saw is pumping into the house. The plot thickens when Eric Mathews’ (Donnie Wahlberg) catches Jig Saw, he is ready to put Jig Saw away for life when he finds out Jig Saw was ready for this, and he reveals that Eric’s son is one of the many people in the house. Jig Saw requests only one thing from Eric so that his son will be spared, that is he sit and talk to him, that is it his only request is if Eric talks to him he will let his son live.
Eric has to comply and talks with the demented Jig Saw while they watch video feed from the house of the people trying to find an escape from certain death. One by one the victims start to parish, and Eric is losing his patience with Jig Saw. Jig Saw tells Eric he choose him because of his back ground which is less than perfect, Eric is known for his rough tactics to get what he wants out of criminals. Jig Saw keeps pushing Eric seeing if he can withhold and follow the one simple rule, the rule just to talk. As Eric sees his son and the others becoming more and more frantic as they try to escape the house he becomes more enraged. All he wants is his son to be ok; does he trust Jig Saw enough that he will keep his word? Will his son be ok if he follows the rules, as Jig Saw promises? Watch the movie and find out.
Things I loved about this movie, the traps in this one are more brutal and well thought out. They are given chances to get keys and syringes that contain a cure for the nerve gas, but they come at a price. As I watched one scene in this movie where a former junkie must sift through used needles trying to find the one with a key attached to it that will release them from the house, I kept turning away and it made my skin crawl. It was by far the most diabolical horror scene in a movie that I have ever seen. Movies that make me jump don’t scare me at all but the thought of being in a pit of used needles sifting through them trying to find a key to save your life hits home with me for some reason. I cringe at the very thought of seeing this scene again.
All the traps in this movie are so well developed it makes me think what sick person thought that idea up. I can only imagine who thought up the hanging box with openings that allow hands to come in but once in if you try to pull them out razors slice your wrists. Is the cure worth the pain?
The great writing continues throughout the movie, from where to find the code to the giant safe Jig Saw promises will give them a key to leave the death trap house. I won’t spoil where the combination numbers are located or how they get them. The reason all the people are in the house is great writing as well, Eric arrested all the people in the house, and in most cases made cases against them using his brutal tactics. How long will they go until they figure out the son of the man who arrested them under false pretenses is Daniel one of them trapped in the house, and when they find out what will they do to him?
I can’t spoil the ending for anyone but let me just say that if you have seen the first movie, the ending will have you saying “NO WAY”. The whole story from beginning of the movie to the end will all connect and you will be impatiently waiting for Saw 3 which is currently in production. I don’t normally like sequels but one that is as well written as this and shocks me at the end like this one is a movie I will watch many times to come. I would compare this ending to the Sixth Sense, you will be shocked and you will love it!