Saw 2 (Saw II) - Tobin Bell, Lyriq Bent, Tim Burd, Darren Lynn Bousman
Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities
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.
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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
- Saw 2 (Saw II) official movie site
- Saw 2 (Saw II) film production notes
- Saw 2 (Saw II) QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards 2006: Nominated: Best Horror Film
- Cinematic Intelligence Agency Trenchcoat Awards 2005: Nominated: Best sequel, prequel or remake
- MTV Movie Awards 2006: Nominated: Best villain (Tobin Bell)
- See also Saw, Saw III, Saw IV, Saw VI
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
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)
93 minutes (1:33 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 17 November 2005