I must be a glutton for punishment ( no pun intended) as I’ve now watched all 9 SAW films. The original was great , some were ok and others were awful .
This , although not strictly a Jigsaw movie , comes under the ok barrier .
Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran , brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
This has all the hallmarks of a Saw movie but really isn’t as the story revolves around a copycat killer but that’s ok . There is only so many times Jigsaw can come back from the dead !
The plus’s point of the film is that it stars , Chris Rock who is actually pretty good although it’s strange not to see that distinctive smile. Not even once.
The story is predictable and plods along fine and we get to see the inventive forms of torture we have come accustomed to and these are particularly gruesome.
I must admit , an hour in, I was drifting off a bit . I was getting a little bored but thankfully it’s only ninety minutes long which is more than enough .
I’m sure it won’t take me long for this to drift from my memory and be just another of Saw series .
Review by valleyjohn