|Directed by||:||The Spierig Brothers||Produced by||:||Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, Mark Burg||Based on||:||Saw by James Wan, Leigh Whannell||Starring||:||Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson||Production company||:||Twisted Pictures||Country||:||United States|
The good news about Jigsaw is that it's not the worst film in the series, and it's actually half-way decent. The bad news? It's still a bit of a damned mess.
It's been almost a decade since Saw: The Final Chapter brought the franchise that helped make Lionsgate what it is today to a thudding conclusion. The series was in as bad a shape as John Kramer was at the end of Saw III, and it really needed to end. At least, until some folks decided that the guy with the puppet and a killer vengeance streak needed to come back. The good news about Jigsaw is that it's not the worst film in the series, and it's actually half-way decent. The bad news? It's still a bit of a damned mess.
Ten years after Jigsaw's games have ended, John Kramer's (Tobin Bell) legacy has been given a reboot. A new game is being played for blood, and five contestants will have to follow the rules, confess their sins, and make their sacrifices in order to atone for what they've done. With two detectives (Callum Keith Rennie and Cle Bennett) trying to catch up to the game unfolding on their watch, there's a bigger question that needs to be answered: did John Kramer really die?