Film (Re)View – Jigsaw

Now, I have been a fan of the Saw franchise since its inception way back when and, although it seemed to lose its way occasionally, I had a feeling in my gut that Jigsaw would hit the spot. I was not disappointed.

What a web John Kramer has woven over the years and what a fantastic idea – a serial killer who doesn’t kill….inspiring! For those of you not in the know, Kramer’s M.O. is to kidnap people he considers to be sinners and to set them up in a life or death game where they have to solve his riddles to survive – ‘what does a life mean to you?’.

It’s about redemption and to be redeemed, you have to confess.

The great thing about Jigsaw is that not only did it have a very interesting and, dare I say, inventive set of games for the sinners to survive, but it is all set across two timelines. Now, I didn’t get this straight away, which is good, as I don’t want to be able to guess what’s going to happen – all the enjoyment is lost then.

I don’t want to give any more away, but it is a very thought provoking film from the point of view of keeping you guessing as to who is behind it all….as we all know John Kramer died quite a few years ago.

The blame was shared amongst several cast members and a rather elaborate torture chamber of all Kramer’s devices threw an interesting slant on what may or may not be going on.

Anyway, if I continue, I will tell you too much and spoil your enjoyment. After all, it is no good knowing the ending to a horror film.

I do have to say, it is great to see Matt Passmore (The Glades) in this film as I always did have a soft spot for him 😉

In summary – very inventive and creative film, which suspends your disbelief and, in a way, creates empathy with Kramer for what he is trying to do with his games. GO SEE IT!

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