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Saw 2 (Saw II) - Tobin Bell, Lyriq Bent, Tim Burd, Darren Lynn Bousman

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Oh yes, there will be blood.

While investigating the bloody aftermath of a grizzly murder, Detective Eric Mathews (Donnie Wahlberg) has the feeling that it is the work of Jigsaw, the notorious killer who last year disappeared leaving a trail of bodies - and parts - behind.

And Mathews is right.

Jigsaw is at work again. But instead of two people locked in a room with only one unthinkable way out, there are eight. Eight strangers - unaware of their connection to each other - forced to play out a game that challenges their wits and puts their lives in jeopardy.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film horror thriller sequel blood serial killer trap Jigsaw murder crime kidnap death machine

Persons of interest

  • Tobin Bell .... John
  • Lyriq Bent .... Rigg
  • Tim Burd .... Obi
  • John Fallon .... Video Techie
  • Franky G .... Xavier
  • Erik Knudsen .... Daniel
  • Dina Meyer .... Kerry
  • Beverley Mitchell .... Laura
  • Tony Nappo .... Gus
  • Glenn Plummer .... Jonas
  • Shawnee Smith .... Amanda
  • Emmanuelle Vaugier .... Addison
  • Donnie Wahlberg .... Detective Eric Matthews
  • Leigh Whannell .... Screenwriter
  • Darren Lynn Bousman .... Screenwriter
  • Darren Lynn Bousman .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

It's always difficult to follow up a surprise smash hit like Saw because it was such a surprise smash hit. Being a thriller makes duplicating success doubly difficult. This issue also cropped up for M Night Shyamalan with The sixth sense and Unbreakable. The second film/book/song is less striking because the first is so striking. That's why there are so many one-hit-wonders in the world.

So, having set Leigh Whannell and Darren Lynn Bousman up to fail, I will now tell you that Saw 2 is what you'd expect: more of the same bloody, thrilling, twisted, psychotic mayhem that you got the first time... but with more people. You will enjoy it, just not quite as much.

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence, blood and gore, coarse language)

Surveillance time

93 minutes (1:33 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 17 November 2005

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