Saw II (2005)

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A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.


6.6/10
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4 November 2005 | Plumberduck
6
| A few nice ideas dulled by a lot of stupidity
I have the same main problem I had with Saw II that I had with the original (Shockingly enough, not the gaping plot holes). At the core, both movies are about the same thing: Elaborate puzzles that stupid people ignore so they can spend more time yelling at each other.

I really wanted to like Saw II, but I felt like I was being teased. I catch a whiff of interesting puzzle-solving, instead I have a lot of yelling.

It's a personal preference, I know. The movie I wanted to see was about people adapting to their situation and using their brains against that of an evil genius. Instead, I got the evil genius (Tobin Bell is great as Jigsaw, by the way, one of the parts of the film I really enjoyed) going to a lot of work for some people who, frankly, don't seem to appreciate it. The creators seemed to want to make a film about how people's lives are dictated by their unavoidable flaws (driven home by the ending, the last few twists, and the general character of the cop, all of which are the reason my rating is as high as it is), and how panic destroys people.

And the horror... isn't. I don't find blood scary. There are some *shocking* moments in this film, some cringe-inducing moments, but nothing actually scary. That really disappointed me, because Adam's capture in Saw I was one of the scarier scenes I've seen in a movie in a long time. There's nothing for people who actually want to be scared here, just grossed out.

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Trivia

When shooting the "Needle Pit" scene, a handful of real needles fell into the pit, thus causing the crew to halt filming and find the needles before filming could commence. Therefore they were literally searching for needles in a needle pit.


Quotes

Michael Marks: Help! Anyone! He-elp!


Goofs

(at around 16 mins) When Eric meets John, his badge is normal. A few moments into the scene, it becomes twisted and when it cuts to John then back to Eric after a second, the badge is normal.


Alternate Versions

Differences in the Unrated version of SAW II include:

  • When the police are entering the Wilson Steel warehouse, three short cuts are shown of Jigsaw upstairs, realizing the police have arrived. When he realizes this, he calmly goes back to what he was working on.
  • When the police are approaching Jigsaw several scenes are added where he is eating Cheerios (as stated in the commentary on the original R-rated DVD).
  • Jigsaw has a few extra lines of dialogue with Detective Matthews, mentioning that he has "wiped the slate clean", and that most people are merely "sleepwalking".
  • When Obi is trapped in the oven, he attempts to break the glass on the far side as he is burning alive.
  • The scene of Amanda thrashing around in the syringe pit is extended.
  • In the bathroom, Charlie Clouser's score begins as Xavier begins cutting off his skin, and continues until he dies from his throat being slashed.
  • The opening scene with "The Venus Headtrap" is extended and the song "Irresponsible Hate Anthem (Venus Headtrap Mix)" is playing in the background.
  • The scene where Matthews is beating up Jigsaw is extended with one extra punch.


Soundtracks

Sound Effects and Overdramatics
Performed by
The Used
Written by Bert McCracken (as Robert C. McCracken), Branden Steineckert, Jeph Howard & Quinn Allman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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Genres

Horror | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

28 October 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,725,652 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$87,039,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,748,505

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