With Donny Wahlberg, Tobin Bell, Glenn Plummer, Franky G, Emmanuaelle vaugier, Beverly Mitchell
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

The chances of a horror movie sequel matching (not to mention topping) its predecessor, is rare. In the case of
Saw II the filmmakers managed to construct a very cool follow-up with some good twists. Our original distant terminally ill killer nicknamed Saw (because of the jigsaw clues cut from his victims) again punishes people who don't appreciate life. In a very bad state as his cancer eats away at him, Saw is trapped by a cop and S.W.A.T. team. But, the cop's son is captive in house somewhere with a group of other captives. A poisonous gas will snuff them out in a set period and they have to play by the rules, decipher clues and get to the bottom of their predicament. One of the captives is the only Saw survivor briefly in the first film (escaping the jaw-trap). This entire scene is played out on screens hooked up to the secret location. The cop has to play along to get his son back and save the others (who slowly start turning on each other). Gruesome and convoluted, this is great, grissly fun with a cool punch line.

4 / B
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5 - Blistering
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3 - Smolder
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1 - Fizzled
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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